Tup Lang Choreographic Award
This award promotes and encourages choreography in New Zealand contemporary dance, and especially the work of emerging choreographers. It was established in 1999 from a bequest by Mrs Lang.
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up to $7,500
22 Jun 2018
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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).
- To apply to Māori arts:
- you must be Māori or your proposed project must be managed or directed by Māori
- organisations must be owned and managed by Māori. If an organisation is applying for funding on behalf of an individual, that person must also be Māori.
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.
Your project, or the stage of it for which you are seeking funding, must:
- start after 27 July 2018
- be completed within 12 months of us offering you the grant.
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.
Priority is given to proposals involving the work of emerging choreographers.
Your track record
For a dance practitioner, success means having undertaken a key creative role (such as a dancer/choreographer) in at least one publicly presented work that achieved a degree of critical or box-office success. This does not include performances made as part of a course of study.
Your project cannot have received funding from any other Creative New Zealand programme or initiative, including the Creative Communities Scheme, our international and capability building initiatives and investment programmes.
How often you can apply
- You can make up to two applications in a funding round.
- Each application must be for a different project.
- You can apply up to four times in total in a calendar year (1 January to 31 December) for a Quick Response Grant, Arts Grant, Toi Ake and/or Tohunga Tukunga, eg two arts grant applications and two Toi Ake applications.
Reapplying for the same project
You can only reapply for the same project if you have written permission from the Manager, Funding Services. Contact Funding Services first to see if your application would be eligible for re-submission.
The Tup Lang Choreographic Award promotes and encourages choreography in New Zealand contemporary dance. Interest from a bequest made in 1999 by Mrs Octavia (Tup) Lang’s estate, contributes each year to this award. Special consideration will be given to emerging choreographers.
- Eliza Sanders, $7,490 to create a new show for the 2018 New Zealand Fringe Festival (2017).
- Loughlan Prior, $2,400 to represent his work in Toronto in 2017 (2016).
Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO) or a territorial local authority funding
We don't fund activities that are part of the core business of a Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO) or a territorial local authority (including a Council Controlled Organisation). Applications from staff or contractors of a TEO, or a TEO subsidiary, must disclose the full extent of the support they will receive from the TEO for their proposed project. Where equivalent, competing applications are received from TEO applicants, and those not, priority is given to freelance artists and practitioners.
Downloads (application forms and criteria)
How to apply
- Start your application online under Quick Response (you may need to register first). Applications open six weeks before the closing date.
- Important! To indicate you would like to be considered for this award include ‘Tup Lang’ in your project title or description.
- Gather artistic support material.
Prepare a budget using the budget template in the online application portal. See the budget guidelines above.
Submit your application online by 5pm on the closing date.
What we assess your application on
Is it a strong idea? We look for the following indicators:
- artistic aims that are clearly expressed
- a compelling idea
- an idea that will develop the skills of the artists and/or participants involved.
Can it be achieved? We look the following indicators:
- a realistic and well planned process
- realistic costs and revenue
- a thorough and accurate budget
- people involved that have sufficient experience to deliver this project.
Does it deliver Creative New Zealand outcomes? We look for the following indicators:
- that your project delivers to the selected strategic outcome
- of an artistic outcome and/or participant experience that is likely to be high-quality.
You must choose one of these strategic outcomes to be assessed on:
- New Zealanders participate in the arts
- High-quality New Zealand art is developed
- New Zealanders experience high-quality arts
- New Zealand arts gain international success.
Māori and Pacific Arts assessment
- practice of your project
- results of your project.
More information under Make an application
Who assesses your application
Your application will be assessed by an external peer assessor. Recommendations are made to Creative New Zealand’s Senior Manager for Arts Development Services for decision.
Scoring your application
This assessment scale is used to score idea and viability.
7---Exceeds all indicators
6---Satisfies all indicators and exceeds in more than one
5---Satisfies all indicators and exceeds in one
4---Satisfies all indicators
3---Satisfies most indicators however there are minor reservations
2---Satisfies some indicators however there are major reservations
1---Does not meet the indicators
0---There is no evidence provided
The following assessment scale is used to score strategic fit, Mātauranga Māori and Kaupapa Pasifika.
Score – Description
5---Exceeds both indicators
4---Exceeds one indicator
3---Satisfies both indicators
2---Satisfies one indicators however there are reservations
1---Does not meet either indicator
0---There is no evidence provided
Five weeks after the closing date, we notify all applicants of the results by email. For this round we will notify on Friday 27 July 2018.
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.
A project completion report is required within 12 weeks of the project end date using the report template. To be considered for further funding, your report needs to be submitted on time.
For more information or advice:
- phone 0800 273 284
- email firstname.lastname@example.org