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Arts Grants Closed: 5 Sep 2014

73 grants totalling $2,194,182 were offered to support projects by New Zealand artists, practitioners and arts organisations. More than $6 million was requested from 178 applications.

This included:

  • 5 grants totalling $137,040 offered from the Pacific Arts Fund. Over $286,000 was requested from 10 applications.
  • 11 grants totalling $388,589 offered from the Ngā Toi Māori Fund. Nearly $1.1 million was requested from 25 applications. $50,000 was also offered to two projects through the Toi Ake initiative

More about Arts Grants

Funding recipients

Adam Dudding

Towards completing a draft of a memoir for Victoria University Press.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $26,535

Andre Hemer

Towards attending '100 Painters of Tomorrow' exhibition and book launch in London and to undertake a residency in Paris.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

Anthony Byrt

Towards completion of a book manuscript.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $19,289

Aotearoa Digital Arts Network Trust

Towards a five day 'book sprint'.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $25,500

Aroha White

Towards a production of '2080' at Bats Theatre in 2015.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $30,000

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Towards a publication and symposium of 'In Pursuit of Venus' by artist Lisa Reihana.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $20,025

Australia and NZ Festival of Literature & Arts Ltd

Towards the costs of seven New Zealand writers taking part in the 2015 Australia New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts in London.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $35,000

Barbarian Productions Ltd

Towards presentation of 'Grand Opening' at the Wellington Opera House during CubaDupa Festival 2015.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $54,623

Bay of Islands Arts Festival Trust

Towards presentation of New Zealand works as part of the 2015 UPSURGE Arts Festival.

This content is tagged as Pan-artform festivals .

AWARDED: $15,000

Bullet Heart Club

Towards remounting an Auckland season of 'Daffodils'.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $24,025

Cantabrian Society of Sonic Artists Inc

Towards support for the Auricle's festival programme 2015.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $13,000

Cat Auburn

Towards the creation of new work.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,836

Christopher McDowall

Towards the costs of editor's and writers' fees, and the design of approximately 80 creative and highly visual data visualisations about aspects of New Zealand history, culture and environment and society for publication.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $39,000

Composers Association of NZ

Towards the 2015 National Composers Workshop in Nelson.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $14,800

Courtney Meredith

Towards writing a new book of short stories.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $12,000

Creative Capital Arts Trust

Towards support for artists participating in the Fringe Festival.

This content is tagged as Pan-artform festivals .

AWARDED: $26,500

Emily Karaka

Towards creating a series of paintings for an exhibition at OREX Gallery in 2015.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $50,000

Emma Camden

Towards the creation of new work for inclusion in a retrospective exhibition at the Sarjeant Gallery.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $34,692

EyeContact

Towards publishing art reviews from the main centres of Aotearoa.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $65,000

Gemma Bowker-Wright

For the Todd New Writers Bursary towards the first draft of a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

Gisborne International Music Competition Charitable Trust

Towards juror, accompanist and accompanist intern fees.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $12,000

Golden Retriever Records Ltd

Towards production of a new album by Dudley Benson.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $14,325

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Towards a New Zealand Artist in Residence and an International Film Curator in Residence.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $29,820

Haapai Productions Tapui Ltd

To tour Hikoi to Gisborne in March 2015.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $20,000

Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival Foundation

Towards presentation of New Zealand works at the 2015 Hamilton Garden Arts Festival.

This content is tagged as Pan-artform festivals .

AWARDED: $65,000

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf Ltd

Towards installation costs for 32 artists' work.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $48,000

Heeni Collins

To research and write a book on Raukawa origins.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

Inside Out Productions

Towards script and Maori translation, historic consultation, musical composition and libretto.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $61,270

Institute of Modern Art Brisbane

Towards the development and production of new performance and film works by Ruth Buchanan.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $30,564

Jacqueline Fraser

Towards a new body of work to be exhibited at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $25,700

Java Dance Company Ltd

Towards development of 'The Wine Project'.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $23,800

John McDermott and Jessica Gommers

Towards a crafted, high quality limited edition publication.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,000

Joseph Michael

Towards filming and creation of 'The Ice Project'.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $22,520

Karen Trebilcock

Towards writing a young adult novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $12,000

Kezia Barnett and MaryJane O'Reilly

Towards a dance film fusion called 'Nurse Me'.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $26,684

Kolokesa Mahina-Tuai and 'Okusitino Mahina

Towards research and writing a book on Tongan art.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $33,000

Lonnie Hutchinson

Towards new work for a survey exhibition and an accompanying publication.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $26,700

Lyonel Grant

To design and create a Whare raranga.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $44,000

Mad Ave Studios Ltd

Towards a multi-arts community event in Glen Innes, Auckland in 2015.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $18,350

Marian Maguire

Towards the international tour of 'The Labours of Herakles' exhibition.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,226

Marty Smith

Towards writing a creative non-fiction book which will combine interconnected prose and poetry.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $24,000

Michael Crawford

Towards research and development of new work.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $13,750

Muscle Mouth

To premiere 'Triumphs and Other Alternatives'.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $62,710

New Zealand Comedy Trust

Towards audience development and engagement projects.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $37,075

Nga Kaihanga Uku - National Collective of Maori Clay Artists

Towards workshops and an exhibition in the United States in 2015.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $24,589

Northland Youth Theatre Trust

Towards a new devised work with Jo Randerson and Northland Youth Theatre company members.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $25,150

NZ Secondary Students Choir

Towards the programme of 2015 auditions, rehearsals and public performances.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $42,815

NZ Singing School Trust - Te Wananga Toi Waiata

Towards faculty costs.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $20,000

Opus Orchestra Trust

To present concerts in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $25,000

Peppercorn Press (NZ Books)

To publish a quarterly literary review journal offering expert critiques of recent New Zealand books.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $27,000

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art

Towards a solo exhibition by Michael Parekowhai.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $31,574

RM Gallery

Towards a programme of exhibitions, events and residencies.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $50,000

Show Pony Ltd

Towards creation and presentation costs for a new children's work 'Caterpillars'.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $33,770

Show Pony Ltd and Thomas Monckton

Towards building a set.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $22,410

Tauranga Arts Festival Trust

Towards delivery of the 2015 Tauranga Arts Festival.

This content is tagged as Pan-artform festivals .

AWARDED: $65,000

Te Matau a Maui Voyaging Trust

Towards several waka wananga in 2015.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $50,000

Te Rehia Theatre Company

Towards a regional marae and schools tour in 2015.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $45,000

Terri Crawford

Towards a libretto called Ukaipo in te reo Maori.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $40,000

Tessa Laird

Towards writing a creative non-fiction title for publication by Reaktion Books.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,000

The Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival Charitable Trust

Towards the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $25,000

The James Wallace Arts Trust

Towards packing and crating of works by Toss Woollaston for touring to regional centres.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $13,000

The NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc)

To support and develop high quality writers in all forms of written expression.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $58,500

The Palace Dance Studio

Towards flights for touring a Parris Goebel dance work in Europe in 2015.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $50,000

The Playground Collective

Towards travel and freight for presening 'All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever' in New York.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $32,461

Three Words

To edit and design an anthology of New Zealand women's comics.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $23,450

Tracy Farr

Towards completing a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $18,000

Vea Mafile'o

Towards the filming in NZ and the Pacific Islands of five digital moving image Pacific Oral Legends and Myths.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $15,340

Veranoa Puketapu Hetet

Towards creating two kakahu for an exhibition at the Dowse Art Museum in 2016.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $35,000

Vitamin S

To support the productions proposed for the 2015 Vitamin S programme.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $27,200

Waitangi National Trust

Towards hosting Te Ahurei o Waitangi in 2015.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $20,000

Wellington Independent Arts Trust

Towards the Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa programme 2015.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $53,750

Wellington Sculpture Trust

Towards a public sculpture installation by Joe Sheehan.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $31,081

Wow! Productions Trust

Towards final development, rehearsal and presentation of an interactive promenade performance.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $27,773

Results of our work : Arts Grants