Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to an established choreographer who has already produced a significant body of work for a choreographic project and/or programme of activity.


Closing dates:

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Up to $100,000

10 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

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1. Check your eligibility

Who can apply

To apply for Creative New Zealand funding, you:

  • must be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or organisation (overseas arts organisations or overseas-based New Zealand artists may be funded only if the project directly benefits New Zealand arts)
  • cannot be a Creative New Zealand staff member or a member of the Arts Council.

Late reports and breaches of agreements

We cannot fund you if you, your organisation, or key members of your team:

  • are more than 16 weeks overdue with a report for a previous grant or investment
  • are in breach of the conditions of a current funding agreement
  • were in 'default' of a funding agreement and sent in a late report in the six months prior to the closing date for a new application.

Fellowship eligibility

You must have:

  • a strong national reputation as a choreographer,
  • received critical acclaim for the work that you have produced, and/or
  • completed a body of work of acknowledged artistic excellence.

Previous recipients

You cannot be a previous recipient of the fellowship.

2. See what's funded


The Choreographic Fellowship is intended to help achieve our long-term goal (outcome) that high-quality New Zealand art is developed. The results we are looking for include:

  • the development of new skills and arts practice
  • the support of high-quality artists
  • the creation of new work. 

The fellowship funds a choreographic project and/or programme of activity. It provides the time and/or resources for the fellow to commit to a period of deep investigation, experimentation or research in their practice. The project or programme must be completed within 24 months of Creative New Zealand offering the fellowship.

Previous recipients

Previous recipients are listed in results of our work

3. Make an application

Downloads (application forms and criteria)

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How to apply

  1. Start your application online (you may need to register first).
  2. Gather artistic support material.
  3. Prepare a budget using our budget template.
  4. Submit your application online by 5pm on the closing date.

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4. Assessing applications

Assessment process

Your application is assessed by a panel of external assessors.

Assessment criteria

We assess how closely your proposal matches the purpose of the fellowship and our long-term goal (outcome) that high-quality New Zealand art is developed.

5. Notification of results

Ten weeks after the closing date, we notify all applicants of the results by email.

We also list successful applicants in results of our work

If you are successful, we will contact you about your funding agreement including payment schedule and reporting requirements.

6. On completion

A project completion report is required within 12 weeks of the project end date using the report template. To be considered for further funding, your report needs to be submitted on time.

Project Completion Report template (doc 266KB)

7. Who to contact

Senior Arts Adviser — Dance, Interarts and Multidisciplinary 
Rose Campbell
(04) 498 0715