Momentum delegate programme 2017

Momentum is an international delegate programme for the Edinburgh festivals. Up to six New Zealand arts practitioners can participate in Momentum 2017 to build relationships with international artists, producers, curators and cultural partners.


Closing dates:

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$3,200 towards travel (plus accommodation & show tickets)

12 Jun 2017

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1. Check your eligibility

The programme is offered in partnership with The British Council in New Zealand and Scotland, Festivals Edinburgh and Creative Scotland with additional support from City of Edinburgh Council, Event Scotland and the Scottish Government.

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.

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.

Momentum 2017 New Zealand programme eligibility criteria

New and previous Momentum participants can apply.

The opportunity is for ​mid-career practitioners and artists who can show evidence of:

  • an appetite to work with Edinburgh Festivals and Scotland's cultural sector and the capacity for long-term, self-sustaining collaboration between creative practitioners in Scotland
  • interest and capacity to develop their international networks, pursue international collaborative projects, deliver an international project or tour-ready work.

Priority will be given to applicants who:

  • have engaged with an Edinburgh Festival director/producer/venue to collaborate on a project in Edinburgh in August 2018, including presenting work and co-commissioning
  • have a strategic partner pursuing collaborative or exchange projects, arts sector development or scoping the possibility of presenting work from Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom in New Zealand
  • are Maori, Pacific or Asian arts practitioners. This meets a British Council New Zealand objective to give these practitioners access to new networks, markets and audiences so cultural understanding can be changed, enriched and refreshed.

2. See what's funded


Momentum is an international delegate programme where selected delegates engage in a range of activities to build relationships with international artists, producers, curators and cultural partners. Delegates receive a bespoke itinerary with access to in-demand shows and high-level meetings with relevant cultural figures.

Up to six delegates will be supported take part in the Momentum 2017 programme in Edinburgh from 13-19 August 2016 (performing arts programme) or 26 July-1 August (visual arts programme).

Costs covered

Creative New Zealand support for each delegate is:

  • a contribution of $3,200 towards international travel
  • accommodation for six nights in Edinburgh
  • a contribution towards the cost of show tickets.

3. Make an application

Downloads (application forms and criteria)

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How to apply

To apply for this opportunity:

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

Login or register to apply online.

4. Assessing applications

Who assesses your application

Both internal and external assessors assess applications.

Assessment criteria

Proposals will be assessed on:

  • the suitability of your objectives for participating in Momentum
  • your understanding of, and capacity to, either:
    • develop, international networks and work in an international context
    • present tour-ready work in Edinburgh
  • how suitable and tour-ready the work (or works) is you wish to promote
  • the likelihood of you successfully achieving any of the following:
    • international collaborative or exchange projects
    • international presentation opportunities
    • arts sector development.

5. Notification of results

Applicants will be notified of a decision by Wednesday 21 June 2017.

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 the payment schedule and reporting requirements.

6. On completion

A project completion report is required within four weeks of the project end date using the report template.

7. Who to contact

Amy Saunders
Senior Adviser, International
(09) 373 3059
027 706 5371