14 Jul 2011
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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: