New Work to Asia Fund

This fund supports the development of new, high-quality New Zealand work for presentation in targeted territories in Asia.

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Closing dates:

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$250,000 total fund over two rounds

19 Oct 2018

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1. Check your eligibility

New Zealand artists and companies working in any artform are eligible. They must meet the following criteria.

Project timing

Your project, or the stage of it for which you are seeking funding, must:

  • start after 23 October 2018 (for the 19 October 2018 closing date)

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
    • specialised training or practical experience.

If you don't have the track record we're looking for, you may be able to get funding through the Creative Communities Scheme.

Who can apply

  • As an individual you must be a New Zealand (NZ) citizen or permanent resident.
  • NZ-based organisations can apply.
  • If you are an overseas-based NZ artist or organisation you can apply. But your application must show direct benefit to NZ arts and you must have it endorsed by:
    • NZ artist(s) currently resident in NZ and/or;
    • NZ-based arts organisation(s) (must be well established).

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.

Other Creative New Zealand funding

Your project must not have already received funding from Creative New Zealand.

Applications from arts organisation/presenters in Asia

Applications are encouraged from arts organisations or presenters based in targeted territories in Asia who are:

  • collaborating with New Zealand organisations; and
  • looking to commission or co-commission the development of new, high-quality work to be presented in Asia.

Targeted territories are China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and South Korea.

Reapplying for the same project

You can only reapply for the same project if you have written permission from the Manager, Funding and Capability Services. Contact Funding Services first to see if your application would be eligible for re-submission.

Eligibility for New Work to Asia

  • The work must be presented in one of the targeted Focus on Asia territories - China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
  • Applicants must supply written evidence of strong interest from a presenter in at least one of the targeted territories. As part of this, there must be an indication of presentation dates and financial commitment from the presenter(s).
  • A copy of the applicant’s international strategy must be attached.

Applications are encouraged from arts organisations or presenters based in targeted territories in Asia who are:

  • collaborating with New Zealand organisations; and
  • looking to commission or co-commission the development of new, high-quality work to be presented in Asia.

Applications must demonstrate the following

  • The work must be suitable for audiences in one or more of the targeted territories.  
  • The work must be of high artistic merit. New work includes work already in development.
  • Projects must be aligned with the NZ artist/company’s international goals and demonstrate the potential for new and on-going strategic relationships and/or cultural and artistic exchange.

2. See what's funded

Purpose

This fund is for the development of new, high-quality New Zealand work for presentation in targeted territories in Asia. It is part of our Focus on Asia initiative.

Priority will be given to projects where the presenter(s) is investing financially in the development and presentation of the new work.  

Costs covered

Costs relating to the development and creation of new work including:

  • artists’ fees for New Zealand artists
  • artists’ fees for key artists and practitioners in Asia working in collaboration with New Zealand artists
  • research and development, including travel costs
  • materials
  • rehearsals
  • interpreter fees – we recommend the use of interpreters, where required, to ensure a more meaningful exchange with potential collaborators in Asia.

Costs not covered

Presentation costs are not covered. We expect that costs such as freight, flights, touring costs, venue hire and marketing will be met by the presenter and/or other partners.

What we don’t fund

We are not able to fund projects that have already received support from our investment or grant funding programmes for the new work development.

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.
  3. Prepare a budget using our budget template.
  4. Submit your application by 5pm on the closing date.

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4. Assessing applications

What we assess your application on

Review the assessment criteria and ensure you respond to these in your application. You will need to provide sufficient information so that assessors can review your application across these criteria.

Idea

Is it a strong idea? We look for the following indicators:

  • The proposed new work shows artistic merit.
  • The work is suitable for the target market.
  • The reputation of the presenter(s) (festival, venue, gallery) is strong.
  • This opportunity is aligned to the applicant’s international strategy or a clear rationale has been provided why this invitation should be accepted.

Viability

Can it be achieved? We look at the following indicators:

  • The time frame and creative process are realistic for the development of the work.
  • The budget is thorough and accurate.
  • The creative team have the experience to realise the work for an international audience.

International Strategy/goals

We look for the following indicators:

  • The strategy/goals are clear.
  • The target markets/platforms are well considered.
  • The strategy/goals are realistic in that timeframes are achievable and resources are available.

Strategic fit

We look for the following indicators:

  • The project will develop international partnerships and/or exchange opportunities to open new markets.
  • The Asian and/or New Zealand partner is committed to the work and are investing financially in the development and presentation of the work.
  • There is potential for this project to generate future international opportunities beyond the artists involved.

Scoring your application

This assessment scale is used to score your application:

7---Excellent - Exceeds all indicators

6---Very Good - Satisfies all indicators and exceeds in more than one

5---Good - Satisfies all indicators and exceeds in one

4---Acceptable - Satisfies all indicators

3---Minor Reservations - Satisfies most indicators however there are minor reservations

2---Major reservations - Satisfies some indicators however there are major reservations

1---Unacceptable - Does not meet the indicators

0---There is no evidence provided

5. Notification of results

5 weeks after the closing date we will email all applicants of their result.

  • For the 19 October 2018 round we will notify on 23 November 2018.

At the same time we also list successful applicants on who got funded

If you are successful we will email you about:

  • your funding agreement
  • payment schedule
  • reporting requirements.

6. On completion

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

Project completion report template (doc 106KB)

Project completion report - request for extension (219KB)

7. Who to contact

For more information or advice: