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Earthquake emergency assistance for the arts

14 Jul 2011

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NEWS

Creative New Zealand has approved $60,025 in the latest monthly round of earthquake emergency assistance grants to support 10 visual and craft artists and a gallery to re-establish in the city.

The funding will be used to replace lost materials and equipment, help artists relocate to new studios, and to assist with the refit of the Jonathan Smart Gallery so it can continue showing the work of New Zealand artists.

“Through the June round of grants we’re pleased to be supporting members of the visual arts community to create new work, and re-establish their studios and livelihoods.  It’s critical for Christchurch’s cultural fabric that visual artists and their dealer galleries are able to carry on their work,” said Creative New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen Wainwright.

Since September 2010, Creative New Zealand has provided more than $710,000 in grants to artists, arts practitioners, and arts organisations directly affected by the Christchurch earthquakes through its Earthquake Emergency Response Fund.

The fund was established in addition to Creative New Zealand’s existing funding programmes, including the Creative Communities Scheme.

Information about eligibility criteria for the Earthquake Emergency Response Fund and how to apply can be found on the Creative New Zealand website.

The grants are as follows:

  • Anthony Bond: a contribution towards replacing lost materials and equipment.  This will enable this visual/craft artist to continue producing work for shows later in 2011, $5,000
  • Scott Flanagan: a contribution towards lost materials and equipment and rebuilding archives. This will enable this visual artist to set up a new working studio, $5,000
  • Jonathan Smart: a contribution towards additional refit costs incurred after the earthquake. This will enable this dealer gallery to continue representing New Zealand artists in Christchurch,$3,012
  • Paul Johns: a contribution towards lost materials and equipment. This will enable this visual artist to re-establish his studio, $5000
  • a contribution to assist seven visual and craft artists to relocate and produce new work.  They are: Areta Wilkinson ($6,375), Asher Newbery ($5,000), Hana Rakena ($5,000), Jennifer Rendall ($5,000), Mark Adams ($6,000), Nathan Pohio ($9,638), Priscilla Cowie ($5,000), $42,013