Creative New Zealand Craft/Object Fellowship

​The fellowship is awarded every two years to an established or senior craft/object practitioner, curator or writer. You may be working in traditional applied arts or contemporary practice, including customary and contemporary Māori and Pasifika craft/object art.


Closing dates:

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10 Mar 2017

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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 either have:

  • a strong national reputation in the craft/object sector
  • 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 Craft/Object Fellowship funds an established or senior craft/object practitioner, curator or writer working in traditional applied arts or contemporary practice, including Ngā Toi Māori and Pacific arts.

Genres may include clay/ceramics, jewellery, glass, fibre/textiles, raranga, whakairo, Pacific Island costume and weaving, metal work, wood work and studio-based object and furniture design.

It provides the time and/or resources for the fellow to commit to a period of deep investigation, experimentation or research in their practice.

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

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

Login or register to apply online

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.

At the same time we also list successful applicants in the results of our work section of our website.

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

Arts Adviser — Craft/Object and Visual Arts
Humphrey Tait 
(09) 365 1416