International Presentation Fund

This fund supports the international presentation of high quality work that directly results from specific initiatives managed by our international team. Artists looking for funding towards an appearance at Edinburgh Festivals in 2018 should apply to the 26 January 2018 round.


Closing dates:

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Up to $50,000

26 Jan 2018

23 Mar 2018

Artforms funded:

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1. Check your eligibility

International Presentation Fund eligibility criteria

To apply for the fund you must: 

  • have received an invitation to perform/exhibit as a result of one of our international initiatives:
    • Te Manu Ka Tau Flying Friends international visitors' programme
    • attendance at international art market, eg Australia Performing Arts Market (APAM) or the Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMs)
    • attendance at visual arts or craft/object fairs supported by our International Art Fair Fund
    • curators and artists to Asia programme
    • Venice Biennale of art
    • Schmuck (Munich)
  • have received the invitation within 18 months of participating in the initiative.
  • at least three paid performances or showings in a geographic region if you are an performing arts applicant 

Applications to attend Edinburgh Festivals 2018

Artists applying for funding towards an appearance at the Edinburgh Festivals in 2018 should apply to the 26 January 2018 International Presentation Fund round. You must have received an invitation to perform as a result of one of our international initiatives noted above.

Benefits and track record

To be eligible for Creative New Zealand funding:

  • Your project or activities must directly benefit New Zealand arts, artists or practitioners.
  • You must have a track record of experience and success — this means you must have:
    • recognition from peers or experts
    • achieved a degree of critical or sales success
    • specialised training or practical experience.

Who can't apply

We are not able to consider proposals from organisations funded by a government agency, tertiary institution or local authority unless the proposed activity goes beyond the core or contracted activity for which they receive funding.

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.

2. See what's funded

Costs covered

The fund contributes towards:

  • international air fares
  • travel insurance
  • freight costs or costs associated with creating or recreating work in situ
  • proven costs associated with presenting work internationally to a maximum $10,000, eg marketing and rehearsals

New Zealand arts organisations can also apply for cost of flights and accommodation for an international presenter/curator to view work being presented or toured with Creative New Zealand support. The international presenter/curator must be from a reputable, well-established organisation with a history of presenting or supporting international work.

Funding limits

  • one application per work within a 12 month period
  • a maximum of $50,000 per application

Funding priorities

Priority will be given to applications that can demonstrate:

  • the invitation is the direct result of the Te Manu Ka Tau Flying Friends programme
  • there is potential for future works to be presented
  • there is potential to open new international markets for the work of the artist/company
  • for music and performing arts, the work will be presented in multiple venues, locations or regions
  • for visual arts and craft/object, the work will be presented in multiple venues and/or to multiple and/or diverse audiences.

What's not funded

  • Opportunities to participate in literary festivals or other international promotional activities for literature. These are supported by the International Promotion Fund for Literature administered by the Publishers’ Association of New Zealand (PANZ).
  • Opportunities to showcase or attend international markets for contemporary popular music. These are supported by the New Zealand Music Commission.
  • Toi Totara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea clients will not be funded unless the presentation or tour is in addition to planned international activities already funded by Creative New Zealand.
  • Projects already funded by Quick Response or Arts Grants.

Applicants should consult an arts adviser if they have questions about the best funding pathway for their application.

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 support material (see below for details)
  3. Prepare a budget using the budget template in the online application portal.
  4. Submit your application online by 5pm on the closing date.

Login or register to apply online.

What to include

The following information should be included in your application.

  • New Zealand artists/companies must show there is demand for the work and support from an international presenter. The inviting presenter will be expected to contribute financially to the project, including fees, accommodation and/or other landed costs
  • international host organisations must show how they are offering support
  • performing arts organisations must have at least three paid performances or showings in a geographic region. Applications can be made for more than one region, eg the United Kingdom and the west coast of the United States.
  • an international strategy
  • quotes to support the budget  including travel, freight and remount quotes

4. Assessing applications

Assessment process and criteria

Your application will be assessed by external peer assessors. Recommendations are made to Creative New Zealand’s Senior Manager for Arts Development Services for decision. We assess how well the applicant can deliver on the opportunity and how their proposal meets their international strategy. 

5. Notification of results

Within 20 working days of you lodging your application, we advise you of our decision.

Closing date: 26 January 2018
Notification date 23 February 2018

Closing date: 24 March 2018
Notification date: 18 April 2018

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

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. To be considered for further funding, your report needs to be submitted on time.

International Presentation Fund project completion report template (docx 89KB)

7. Who to contact

For more information or advice: