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Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development Investment) 2014 Closed: 30 Apr 2014

33 organisations were awarded $11.5 million through this programme. Toi Uru Kahikatea provides funding to established New Zealand practitioners, groups and arts organisations for one to three years to support ongoing activities and infrastructure. The results listed below show what was offered. Final grant payments may differ from what is offered once contracts are negotiated and/or when projects are completed.

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Funding recipients

Arts Festival Taranaki Charitable Trust

Towards the New Zealand programme for the Arts Festival in 2015 and 2017.

This content is tagged as Pan-artform festivals .

TOTAL: $300,000

2015: $150,000 2017: $150,000


Auckland University Press

Towards publishing 10 books by New Zealand writers in 2015.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $54,500

2015: $54,500


Auckland Writers and Readers Festival Charitable Trust

Towards the 2015 and 2016 Auckland Writers Festival.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $170,000

2015: $85,000 2016: $85,000


Blue Oyster Arts Trust

Towards monthly exhibitions, a public programme to accompany exhibitions and annual publications.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

TOTAL: $356,910

2015: $118,970 2016: $118,970 2017: $118,970


Bridget Williams Books Ltd

To support the development and launch of a Bridget Williams Books History e-Collection; publication of 24 digital BWB Texts and 12 print BWB Texts in 2015 and publication of 'The Waikato War' by Vincent O'Malley in 2015.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $50,000

2015: $50,000


Christchurch Symphony Trust

Towards rehearsing and presenting a concert season and associated events, developing and presenting a series of concert talks and commissioning and presentation of five new works.

This content is tagged as Music .

TOTAL: $2,383,000

2015: $785,000 2016: $799,000 2017: $799,000


Circuit Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand

Towards development of www.circuit.org.nz, an annual two day symposium and curatorial activities.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

TOTAL: $193,000

2015: $96,500 2016: $96,500


Dunedin Civic Orchestra Inc

Towards presentation of orchestral music to youth, creative and professional development opportunities, to commission established New Zealand composers, to provide a national conductor training opportunity and towards rehearsing and presenting concert seasons.

This content is tagged as Music .

TOTAL: $945,000

2015: $315,000 2016: $315,000 2017: $315,000


Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Towards the Visiting Artists Programmes and three 10-month curatorial internships.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

TOTAL: $214,300

2015: $74,100 2016: $70,100 2017: $70,100


Enjoy Public Art Gallery

Towards 12 exhibitions per year, including an annual Summer Residency, 10 events per year focused on developing the skills of artists, writers and curators and the development and production of publications.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

TOTAL: $240,000

2015: $120,000 2016: $120,000


Indian Ink Theatre Company Ltd

Towards creative research to develop art form, to create and premiere two original plays, tour in New Zealand, to tour Indian Ink plays to United States and Singapore and towards other international touring.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

TOTAL: $581,473

2015: $333,288 2016: $248,185


International Institute of Modern Letters

Towards funding for the Writer in Residence in 2015, 2016 and 2017; towards the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Best New Zealand Poems anthologies published online and towards the National Schools Poetry Award in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $154,950

2015: $51,650 2016: $51,650 2017: $51,650


Michael King Writers Studio Trust

Towards four writers' residencies at the Michael King Centre in 2015 and 2016; towards workshops and master classes for year 11 to 13 students; and towards creative writing workshops for schools, primary to secondary.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $147,000

2015: $73,500 2016: $73,500


New Zealand School of Music

Towards the Creative New Zealand/Jack C Richards Composer-in-Residence.

This content is tagged as Music .

TOTAL: $75,000

2015: $25,000 2016: $25,000 2017: $25,000


Okareka Dance Company Ltd

Towards organisational development, international touring, developing and touring new works, participation programme(s) and to tour works into several international markets.

This content is tagged as Dance .

TOTAL: $600,000

2015: $300,000 2016: $300,000


Otago University Press

Towards publishing 10 books by New Zealand writers in 2015 and towards Landfall Review Online.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $45,000

2015: $45,000


Penguin New Zealand Pty Limited

Towards publishing eight books by New Zealand writers in 2015.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $29,000

2015: $29,000


Random House New Zealand Ltd

Towards publishing 10 books by New Zealand writers in 2015.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $38,000

2015: $38,000


Red Leap Theatre Charitable Trust

Towards presentation and/or tour of a new or existing work, towards development of a new work or redevelopment and international tour of 'SEA' and towards a six-month part-time Artistic Director internship.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

TOTAL: $470,900

2015: $260,900 2016: $210,000


Rockquest Promotions Ltd

Towards Rockquest nationwide secondary school contemporary music events.

This content is tagged as Music .

TOTAL: $90,000

2015: $30,000 2016: $30,000 2017: $30,000


Silo Theatre Trust

Towards development, creation and presentation of Silo's 2015 and 2016 artistic programmes.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

TOTAL: $840,000

2015: $420,000 2016: $420,000


Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust of NZ

Towards Storylines Festival Family Days and Story Tours in 2015 and 2016, organisational development and towards the 35th International Board on Books for Young People Congress 2016.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $170,000

2015: $75,000 2016: $95,000


Te Waka Taki Korero - Maori Literature Trust

Towards the 11th Pikihuia Writer Contest and Awards for Maori writers and work with Huia Publishers on the production and publication of 'Huia Short Stories 11'; towards writer workshops developed and delivered for Maori writers; towards the Pikihuia mentoring programme and towards an opportunity for six writers to write full-time for six months with the support of a mentor.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $130,000

2015: $65,000 2016: $65,000


The Audio Foundation

Towards the Altmusic programme; a continuous programme of high quality innovative performances by New Zealand artists and a continuous programme of innovative sound art and sound-related exhibitions in the Audio Foundation Gallery.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

TOTAL: $267,856

2015: $133,928 2016: $133,928


The Basement Theatre Trust

Towards the ongoing evolution of the risk-share model at The Basement; towards the continuation and extension of the Producers Development Initiative; towards the presentation of an annual Young and Hungry Festival in Auckland and towards workshops for the development of writers of new New Zealand work.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

TOTAL: $575,700

2015: $196,900 2016: $191,900 2017: $186,900


The Big Idea - Te Aria Nui Charitable Trust

Towards integrating content sharing and community engagement across digital platforms and supporting the development of arts writing in New Zealand via The Big Idea contributors.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

TOTAL: $50,000

2015: $50,000


The Christchurch Book Festival Trust

To host literary events and maintain the organisation in 2015; and towards the 2016 Christchurch Writers' Festival.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $65,000

2015: $25,000 2016: $40,000


Touch Compass

Towards the Encompass programme in 2015, 2016 and 2017; towards organisational development, artist development and development of new work in 2015, 2016 and 2017; and towards presentation and touring of high quality contemporary arts works in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

This content is tagged as Dance .

TOTAL: $999,000

2015: $333,000 2016: $333,000 2017: $333,000


University of Otago College of Education

Towards the 2016 and 2017 six month residencies for children's writers.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $37,000

2016: $18,500 2017: $18,500


University of Waikato

Towards the writer in residence programme at the University of Waikato in 2016 and 2017.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $52,000

2016: $26,000 2017: $26,000


Victoria University Press

To assist in the publication of 10 literary titles in 2015.

This content is tagged as Literature .

TOTAL: $69,000

2015: $69,000


Wellington Regional Orchestra Foundation Trust

Towards rehearsing and presenting concert series, presentation of family programme events, community outreach activities and creative and professional development opportunities.

This content is tagged as Music .

TOTAL: $1,170,000

2015: $390,000 2016: $390,000 2017: $390,000


WOMAD NZ Charitable Trust

Towards transmission and presentation of Maori culture and artistry through, music, dance, visual arts and crafts, storytelling and powhiri at WOMAD Festival in 2015 and 2016.

This content is tagged as Pan-artform festivals .

TOTAL: $20,000

2015: $10,000 2016: $10,000


Results of our work : Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development Investment) 2014