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Festival of Pacific Arts (Guam 2016) - Aotearoa delegation

Māori and Pasifika artists needed to represent Aotearoa at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam in May/June 2016. Artists working in a wide range of artforms can exchange skills, knowledge and techniques with artists from Aotearoa and the Pacific in the spirit of whanaungatanga.


Closing dates:

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Support to attend the festival

10 Jul 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

1. Check your eligibility

Who can apply

This opportunity is open to:

  • customary Māori artists, groups or organisations
  • contemporary Māori artists, groups or organisations
  • New Zealand-based contemporary Pacific artists, groups or organisations.

Accomplished (or ‘senior’) and emerging artists from Māori and New Zealand-based Pacific communities are invited to apply. The opportunity is open to a wide range of artforms. Creative New Zealand investment clients may also apply.

Before completing an application form please check the following selection criteria.

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.

Eligibility criteria for the Aotearoa delegation

To be eligible all artists must:

  • be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or organisation
  • have a current Passport valid until September 2016
  • be eligible to obtain a USA visa for travelling to Guam
  • not be a Creative New Zealand staff member or a member of the Arts Council
  • have no current or previous criminal convictions that could affect your travel or the mana of the New Zealand delegation and the Festival of Pacific Arts
  • not be in default of a Creative New Zealand grant requirement
  • have a high standard of health and be able to cope with tropical conditions (ie. 30+ Celsius)
  • be over 18 years of age
  • understand that no fees or payments will be paid to artists, including any royalties for the use of the works (including performance, display, play, show, and broadcast) during, or in connection with, the festival
  • understand that accommodation and facilities may be basic and you will likely have to share accommodation with others.

Artistic criteria for the Aotearoa delegation

We will support:

  • existing work, or work in development, that will be ready to freight to Guam by February 2016
  • work able to be done on site (e.g. weaving or carving at the festival).

Artists must:

  • be recognised and respected by their peers as leading practitioners in their artform
  • have a proven track record in delivering projects to an excellent standard
  • have experience participating in national and /or international exhibitions / arts events / festivals
  • have proven experience in leading workshops, lectures, seminars or presentations on their artform
  • work well with others, are mature in attitude, ambassadors for their country, excellent communicators and supportive of others.

Applications from emerging artists will be considered (references from two leading practitioners are required).

Successful applicants will be required to have a funding agreement with Creative New Zealand.

Groups, individuals and organisations are welcome to apply.

2. See what's funded

Creative New Zealand support

Creative New Zealand will support individuals, groups and organisations to attend the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts as part of the Aotearoa New Zealand delegation. We will:

  • arrange and pay for travel
  • arrange and pay for travel and medical insurance
  • provide all meals and basic accommodation
  • provide per diems to cover personal incidental expenses.

What's required

  • Existing work, or work in development, that will be ready to freight to Guam in February 2016
  • Work able to be done on site (e.g. weaving or carving at the festival)

Selected artists will present artwork relating to the festival’s theme: What we Own, What we Have, What we Share, United Voices of the Pacific. Artists will also be involved in workshops and seminars as part of their role in the Aotearoa delegation.

All materials needed to present work should be ready for freighting to Guam in February 2016.

Other support

Successful applicants may apply separately for an Arts Grant or Quick Response funding to create new work for presentation at the festival.

Please note: Arts and Quick Response Grants are fully contestable and being part of the festival delegation will not guarantee success. Your ability to present a work at the festival should not rely on you receiving a grant.

The funding rounds are:
Arts Grant – applications close 28 August 2015
Quick Response – applications close 23 October 2015.

Normal funding criteria applies.

3. Make an application

Downloads (application forms and criteria)

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Application deadline: 5pm Friday 10 July 2015

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity you must fill out and submit an application form.

  1. Fill out the application form.
  2. Gather support material.
  3. Email your application and support material to FestPac2016@creativenz.govt.nz by 5pm on the closing date
    1. Your application and support material must be submitted together in one email.
    2. All files should be clearly named and in PDF, Word or Excel format.
    3. Total email size must not exceed 20MB.
  4. Receipt of application will be acknowledged by Creative New Zealand by email.

Important – we will not match information that arrives in separate emails or after the closing date.

Submit your application and support material together in one email and arrive before 5pm Friday 10 July 2015.

Submitting hard copy applications (if unable to email)

If you are unable to submit your application by email, please provide one hard copy of the application form and one hard copy of support material to Creative New Zealand’s Wellington office (via post or in person) clearly labelled to:

Tanea Heke
Creative New Zealand Project Manager
Festival of Pacific Arts 2016
Creative New Zealand
PO Box 3806
Wellington 6140

(Physical address):
Aorangi House
Level 10
85 Molesworth Street
Wellington, 6011

Hard copy applications must arrive at our Wellington office by no later than 5pm Friday 10 July 2015.

When you submit your application by post or in person you must include one copy of support material. Support material should be attached after PART III of this application form. Electronic links through to support material is acceptable.

Support material

The following supporting material should be submitted with your application (if relevant).

All applicants:

  • Written confirmation of availability of the key people involved in the project
  • Reviews
  • Media articles

Emerging artists:

  • Please attach two letters of support from senior practitioners.

4. Assessing applications

Projects must:

  • be well developed, conceptually strong and demonstrate the unique and distinctive voice of Aotearoa
  • address the theme of the festival – What we own, What we have, What we share, United Voices of the Pacific
  • involve the exchange of cultural knowledge with other artists
  • involve the exchange of artistic skills and techniques with other artists
  • present existing work or work in development that will be ready to freight to Guam in February 2016 and/or work that will be able to be done on site (e.g. weaving or carving at the festival)
  • include a programme of workshops, lectures, seminars or presentations which the artist(s) will lead.

Legacy of your work

Does your project have a life after the Festival? Creative New Zealand is interested in the legacy value of work presented in Guam. If applicable, discuss your future ideas for the project in your application.

5. Notification of results

Within 3 weeks of the closing date, we notify all applicants of the decision.

We also list succcessful applicants on the who got funded web page.

If you are successful, we will contact you with more details.

6. On completion

7. Who to contact

Tanea Heke
Creative New Zealand Project Manager, Festival of Pacific Arts 2016
+64 4 498 070

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