Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) Investment Programme offers support to New Zealand artists, arts practitioners, groups and organisations for 1-3 years to support regular or continuous programmes of activities. There is a two-step application process, starting with checking if you are eligible to apply by 7 December 2016.
Based on application
12 May 2017
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To apply for Creative New Zealand funding, you:
We cannot fund you if you, your organisation, or key members of your team:
To be eligible to apply for Toi Uru Kahikatea funding, you must:
Being an established artist, arts practitioner, group or organisation means that you:
Having a successful funding track record means that you have received, delivered and reported successfully on:
While you are being funded under the Toi Uru Kahikatea programme, you cannot receive support through Quick Response Grants, Arts Grants, the Creative Communities Scheme or the Toi Tōtara Haemata programme.
Toi Uru Kahikatea offers support for a regular or continuous programme of up to six activities to:
Specific funding limits apply to some activities:
We provide publishing subsidies towards the costs of editing, designing, printing and distributing a publication.
Additional subsidies at the same rate as the standard subsidies (above) are available for:
Additional funding above these subsidies rates may be available if a publisher can demonstrate the work is of an exceptional nature. For more information on publishing guidelines download Application Requirements and Guidelines for Specific Activities in Make an application.
Requests of more than $65,000 per year must be supported with evidence that your group or organisation is financially sound, including:
In addition to the above requirements, for requests of more than $100,000 per year, you must provide more evidence that your group or organisation is financial sound and well-run. This may include:
If you are not currently receiving Toi Uru Kahikatea Funding you must also provide accounts for at least two financial years.
In addition to the above requirements, requests for more than $250,000 per year must include a set of independently audited accounts for each of the last two years (or two festivals). Ideally there will be an unqualified audit opinion for the past two years.
If you provide an qualified audit opinion, you must provide evidence that you have reacted appropriately to ensure your organisation will now meet audit protocols. We may also require a copy of the auditor's management report.
We expect you will achieve outstanding results against our financial soundness and well-run assessment criteria, including having strong and effective governance. If you cannot meet these requirements we may not consider aspects of your application.
To apply you must contact us by 7 December 2016 to confirm your eligibility. We will check if your organisation is aligned to Creative New Zealand's strategic outcomes and the programme's purposes and artform priorities (see above document Strategic outcomes, progamme purposes and artform priorities)
If you are eligible you will be invited to undertake an organisational ‘health-check'. This is a one-two hour interview to ensure your organisation has a clear strategic purpose and demonstrates competence in its governance and financial management. You will not be able to apply unless you successfully complete this step (completion does not guarantee funding).
1. Decide whether you want your application assessed as general arts, Māori arts or Pacific arts (see below for information to help you choose).
2. Start your application online (you may need to register first).
3. Gather artistic support material.
4. Prepare a budget using the budget template in the online application portal.
5. Submit your application online by 5pm on Friday 12 May.
Login or register to apply online. (If you cannot see the opportunity on the application portal it is not open for applications yet)
Applications can be assessed as one of the following. You can choose:
General arts: if your project is one of the following artforms: craft/object, dance, interarts, literature, multidisciplinary, music, theatre or visual arts.
Māori Arts: if your project is by Māori and Mātauranga Māori is evident in the practice and results of your proposed activities. By Māori means:
• you must be Māori or your proposed project must be managed or directed by Māori
• organisations must be owned and managed by Māori. If an organisation is applying for funding on behalf of an individual, that person must also be Māori.
Pacific Arts: if Kaupapa Pasifika will be evident in the practice and results of your proposed activities.
Applications are assessed by:
All applicants will be advised of the results of their application by to be confirmed. If you are successful, we will contact you about your funding agreement including payment schedule and reporting requirements.
We also list successful applicants on the who got funded web page.
You will be required to report on your activities every six months. Your reporting requirements will be in the contract that we agree with you.