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Arts Grants Closed: 2 Sep 2016

82 grants worth a total of $2,079,143. A high number of applications were received with $6,620,925 in total requested by 203 applicants.

  • General arts fund – 60 projects totalling $1,461,401 were supported. $ 5,042,714 was requested by 163 applicants.
  • Māori arts fund (including the Toi Ake Fund) – 13 projects totalling $448,115 were supported. $1,185,940 was requested by 28 applicants
  • Pacific arts fund (including the Kava fund) – 9 projects totalling $169,627 were supported. $392,171 was requested by 12 applicants.

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Applying for an Arts Grant

Funding recipients

Adam Chamber Music Festival

To present a staged version of 'Iris Dreaming' by Gillian Whitehead in the 2017 Adam Chamber Music Festival.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $7,570

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

All Saints Anglican Church

Towards new work by Kathy Shaw-Urlich.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Anthony Williams

Towards a book on the work of Tony Williams.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Arcade NZ Live Art Trust

Towards preparation and presentation of a festival venue and programme for live art practices on Wellington Waterfront.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $47,200

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Atafu Tokelau Community Group inc

Towards heritage arts workshops during a Tokelau Atafu cultural event in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Auckland Art Gallery

Towards a publication on the work of Gordon Walters.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Bernard Makoare

Towards creating new carvings for Reweti Marae.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Toi Ake Fund

Binge Culture Collective

Towards the development and presentation of a new work.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $39,842

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Black Pearl Ltd

Towards a Maori & Indigenous music recording collaboration.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $21,000

FUNDING POOL: Maori Arts Fund

Brilliant Adventures

Towards the creative development of a new NZ work.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $33,350

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Cantabrian Society of Sonic Artists Inc

Towards The Auricle Exhibition Programme in 2017.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Creative Capital Arts Trust

Towards a free festival weekend event in the Cuba Street precinct of Wellington.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Creative Capital Arts Trust

Towards an open access arts festival for emerging work across artforms.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

David Bateman Ltd

Towards publishing a history of the French scientific discovery of New Zealand and early interaction with Maori.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

Towards the 2017 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dylan Lardelli

Towards a major new work by Dylan Lardelli.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $26,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

EyeContact

Towards the online publication of art reviews.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Fiona Connor

Towards new work and professional development.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Foster Group

Towards the completion and premiere of a new choreography.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $52,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Francis Upritchard

Towards new work development.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $43,313

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Free Theatre Christchurch

Towards rehearsal and development of Ars Acustica with Gao Ping.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Gisborne International Music Competition

Towards professional development outcomes in the 2016 Gisborne International Music Competition.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $7,560

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Good Company Arts

Towards presenting at AXIS and ONEONE at ISEA and International Image Festival 2017 in Colombia.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $15,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Henry Wong Doe

Towards a new recording featuring '10 Muses' by Eve de Castro-Robinson, to be released on Rattle Records.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $15,850

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Hera Bradburn

Towards writing a young adult novel about grief.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Honolulu Biennial Foundation

Towards the presentation of NZ artists' works at the Honolulu Biennial 2017.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation

Towards new work by Kate Newby for an exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

In Situ Photo Project

Towards exhibition development and presentation costs.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $7,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Intellect Books

Towards a publication by Martin Patrick on contemporary art, theory, and criticism.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $2,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jane Arthur, Sarah Forster

Towards an online magazine for the discussion of New Zealand children's literature.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jason Te Kare

Towards the creation of a new work.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $42,950

FUNDING POOL: Maori Arts Fund

Jess Johnson

Towards a residency in New York.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $15,700

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Juliet O'Brien

Towards a final workshop of the new work 'In the Wars' and production costs for the 2017 BATS season.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $24,700

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kerry Ann Lee

Towards the presentation of independent New Zealand publications at Casa de El Hijo del Ahuizote, Mexico City.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $3,987

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kokomai Creative Festival

Towards a multi art form festival event for the Wairarapa region.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Luke Thompson, Chisenhale Gallery

Towards new work for exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, London.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Lynley Edmeades

Towards completing a new collection of poetry.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Lynn Jenner

Towards writing and researching 'Oh Road!', a series of creative non-fiction essays and poetry.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Maraea Rakuraku

To research and write a bilingual adaptation of Antony and Cleopatra.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: Maori Arts Fund

Michael Parmenter

To research and write "Life Between Us" in collaboration with French movement graphic designer Renaud Chabrier.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $32,525

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Nelson Arts Festival

Towards an annual pan-art form festival at the top of the South Island.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Nelson Fringe Arts Charitable Trust

Towards the production costs of the 2017 Nelson Fringe Festival.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $10,143

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Next Wave

Towards a new work created by Rosanna Raymond and collaborators for the Asia Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts in Melbourne.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary .

AWARDED: $11,600

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Nga Rangatahi Toa

Towards an arts mentoring project for marginalised rangatahi, with a performance season of devised work.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated

Towards karanga and whaikorero wananga.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: Toi Ake Fund

Ngati Kahungunu Runanga Arts and Culture

Towards the creation of new work.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $26,000

FUNDING POOL: Maori Arts Fund

Norman Meehan

Towards a suite of Bill Manhire's poetry set as song, to be published and presented as a stage performance.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Northland Youth Theatre Trust

Towards a Northland Youth Theatre production of a new work based on the whakatauki 'Te whare o Ngapuhi'.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $30,117

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Okareka Dance Company

Towards the development period for new work called No 8 Wire.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $29,500

FUNDING POOL: Maori Arts Fund

Okareka Dance Company

Towards 4 week Tour of K'rd Strip to Australia.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $27,375

FUNDING POOL: Maori Arts Fund

Orchestras Central

Towards multiple live performances by Opus in 2017 across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $34,120

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Pacifica Mamas Arts and Cultural Trust (Pacifica Arts Centre)

Towards an art programme to pass on the skills and knowledge of Tivaevae to potential new leaders in the artform.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $16,300

FUNDING POOL: Kava New Leaders Fund

Pacific Islands Dance Fono

Towards the 2017 Pacific Dance Festival and costume exhibition in South Auckland.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Pasifika Migrant Services Charitable Trust

Towards heritage arts workshops to preserve Kiribati Art in New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $13,680

FUNDING POOL: Kava New Leaders Fund

Peppercorn Press

Towards publishing a quarterly literary review of New Zealand books.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $21,190

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Philip Temple

Towards writing a literary biography of Maurice Shadbolt.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Prima Volta Charitable Trust

Towards delivery of the 'Carmen' opera youth project in the Hawkes Bay in 2017.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $42,700

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rachel Fenton

Towards researching and writing a graphic biography of Mary Taylor.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ruia Taitea Creative Ltd

Towards a professional development initiative for Maori performing artists.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $57,700

FUNDING POOL: Maori Arts Fund

Shirley Horrocks

Towards a documentary about Peter Peryer.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Simon Eastwood

Towards the 2017 CANZ Nelson Composers' Workshop.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sistema Aotearoa

Towards delivery for, with and by young people in South Auckland.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sistema Whangarei-Toi Akorangi

Towards Sistema Whangarei-Toi Akorangi for 2017 activity Kotiritiri Hauraro-Let the North Wind Blow, in Te Tai Tokerau.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $17,820

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Stroma New Music Ensemble

Towards the presentation and promotion of multiple live concerts in 2017.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $9,640

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

TAPAC The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

Towards the development process of a new play involving the blind community.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $39,230

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tarisi Vunidilo

Towards touring the Veiqia Project Exhibition to Fiji collaborating with the Fiji Museum in Suva.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $8,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Tauranga Arts Festival

Towards a 10 day multi disciplinary arts festival event.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary .

AWARDED: $60,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Te Puna i Rangiriri Trust

Towards a series of navigational wananga.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary .

AWARDED: $56,490

FUNDING POOL: Maori Arts Fund

Te Taitoa Maori o Te Awahou Trust

Towards the commissioning of new work.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $8,622

FUNDING POOL: Maori Arts Fund

Te Tuhi

Towards THE HIVE HUMS WITH MANY MINDS publication.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Theatre Stampede Charitable Trust, Nightsong Productions Limited

Towards a remount of Te Po, an Auckland season at Q and to make available to regional festivals.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $70,850

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Oryza Foundation

Towards remount and touring costs for The Mooncake and the Kumara in June - July 2017.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Palace Dance Studio

Towards an international tour to 5 countries in Europe in 2017.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Todd Couper

Towards the creation of 5 new works based on the purerehua form.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: Maori Arts Fund

Trick of the Light Theatre (NZ)

Towards the redevelopment of touring materials and physical properties for 'The Bookbinder' ahead of international touring.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $8,250

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tu Raa, Jarcinda Stowers-Ama

Towards presenting Pacific Storytelling at the Chennai Storytellers Festival 2017 in India.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary .

AWARDED: $8,647

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Tusiata Avia

To write a novel based on the traditional Samoan legends of Taema and Tilafaiga.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Two Productions,Thomas Eason

Towards the development of three independent theatre works in Christchurch led by 'Two Productions'.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $16,327

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

University of Canterbury

Towards a twelve month stipend for the Ursula Bethell writer in residence at the University of Canterbury in 2017.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,317

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

University of Canterbury

Towards the 2017 Pacific Artist in Residence Programme at the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, Canterbury University.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary .

AWARDED: $18,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

WAITI Productions Ltd

Towards rehearsals and the premiere season of 'Te Puhi' a new play by Cian Elyse Waiti.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $43,477

FUNDING POOL: Maori Arts Fund

Xin Cheng

Towards a MFA in participatory practice and the production of collaborative works.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

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