NZ/KAMS Connection Fund Stage Two

An opportunity for New Zealand performing arts presenters or venues to increase artistic exchange between artists/practitioners in New Zealand and South Korea. Stage two support is available for the creation of a new work or the redevelopment of an existing work developed as a result of stage one.


Closing dates:

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up to $75,000

29 Jul 2016

Artforms funded:

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1. Check your eligibility

Who can apply

This opportunity is open to those who have successfully completed the NZ/KAMS Connection Stage One programme and sent a detailed completion report to Creative New Zealand. 


  • Projects must be a collaborative work between artists and/or arts practitioners from New Zealand and South Korea.
  • The work must be presented at least once, either in New Zealand and/or in Asia. Confirmation from the presenter(s), or evidence of negotiations, is required. 

The work

  • The work must be of high artistic merit.
  • The New Zealand artists involved must have a track record of delivering high quality work. 
  • Projects can be new works or the redevelopment of existing work.
  • Projects need to demonstrate the potential to develop new and on-going strategic long-term relationships and/or cultural and artistic exchange outcomes.

2. See what's funded


The NZ/KAMS Connection Fund is an initiative to encourage long term creative exchanges and programming between New Zealand and South Korea, and to build market knowledge, expertise, and networks. The fund is the result of a partnership between the Korean Arts Management Service (KAMS) and Creative New Zealand.

The objective is for New Zealand presenters or venues to programme a collaborative work between New Zealand and Korean artists and/arts practitioners for the purpose of:

  • creating new work together or to redeveloping existing work
  • exchanging artistic skills, techniques and cultural knowledge that contributes to the development of the participant’s art practice
  • advancing long-term creative exchanges and building knowledge, expertise and networks in Asia and New Zealand
  • contributing to the long-term development of international markets and audiences in Asia.

Activities funded

Stage Two of the NZ/KAMS Connection Fund provides support for applicants to collaborate with artists/arts practitioners in New Zealand and South Korea to develop and create a new work for presentation. The key focus is on the collaborative process and how it contributes to the exchange of ideas and artistic techniques and practices. 

Note: The first stage of support provided seed funding for applicants to research ideas, identify partners in South Korea and to scope potential collaboration projects. It was also an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the arts sector in South Korea.

Costs covered

Costs relating to the creation, development and presentation of the new work are eligible.

Priority will be given to the creation and development costs. These costs can include, but are not limited to:

  • Artists’ fees – including fees for the collaborating artist/practitioner in South Korea
  • Research and development, including travel costs
  • Materials
  • Studio hire
  • Rehearsals

Presentation costs for the work may be included in the application, however the focus of the fund is on the development/creation phase of the project.  

Expenditure relating to presentation costs should be shared and supported by other partners and funding sources of the project.

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

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4. Assessing applications

Assessment process

Applications will be assessed by both internal and external assessors.

Assessment criteria

Proposals will be assessed on:

  • the artistic merit of the new work
  • the calibre and commitment of the New Zealand and Asian partners who are collaborating on/investing in/or presenting the work
  • the potential for development of new and ongoing strategic long-term relationships and/or cultural and artistic exchange
  • the suitability of the work for domestic and/or international audiences
  • how well the proposal meets Creative New Zealand’s strategic outcomes.

5. Notification of results

Applicants will be notified of a decision by 31 August 2016.

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

6. On completion

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

7. Who to contact

Catherine George
Senior Adviser, International - Asia
DDI: 09 926 5480
Mobile: 027 807 4221