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Arts Grants Closed: 6 Mar 2015

83 grants totalling $2,031,748 were offered to support projects by New Zealand artists, practitioners and arts organisations. More than $5.4 million was requested from 177 applications.

As part of this round:

  • 9 grants totalling $130,085 were offered from the Pacific Arts Fund to support projects by New Zealand artists, practitioners and arts organisations. Over $520,000 was requested from 19 applications.
  • 13 grants totalling $326,282 were offered from the Maori Arts Fund to support projects by New Zealand artists, practitioners and arts organisations. Over $920,000 was requested from 23 applications

More about Arts Grants

Funding recipients

Abigail Sperling

Towards two opportunities to perform and present in international contexts.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $6,000

Amanda Yates

Towards attending and presenting at the Prague Quadrennial 2015.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $45,000

Anna Fomison

Towards a Tony Fomison oral history project.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $15,000

Anna Smaill

Towards writing the first draft of a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $24,000

Anton Blank

To publish edition three of the Maori literary journal 'Ora Nui'.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,000

Ant Sang and Michael Bennett

Towards the drawing and writing of a New Zealand science-fiction graphic novel for teenagers and young adults.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

Arcade NZ Live Art Trust

Towards the presentation of Performance Arcade 2016.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $53,000

Barbarian Productions Ltd

Towards remounting 'Sing It To My Face' for the Kokomai Creative Festival 2015.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $22,135

Benjamin Pearce

Towards research and development of new work.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $13,820

Benjamin Work

Towards a return flight to Europe for heritage arts research and professional development.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $3,074

Bullet Heart Club

Towards the personnel costs for a premiere season.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $51,800

Cameron Drawbridge

Towards publication of a book on Tanya Ashken.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $4,500

Cat Auburn

Towards new work for TRIO Bienal.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $14,636

Centre of Contemporary Art

Towards the first exhibition and re-opening of CoCA.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $30,000

Charlotte Randall

Towards completion of a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $60,000

City Gallery Wellington

Towards a monograph on Fiona Pardington.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $22,000

Composers Association of NZ

Towards New Zealand attendance at the 2015 Asian Composers League and International Society for Contemporary Music Event.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $9,850

Dance and Physical Theatre Trust

Towards venue hire, travel and accommodation costs for the Body Festival of dance and performance.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $37,961

Daniel Belton and Good Company

Towards international tour of 'OneOne' to Rarotonga and Singapore.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $18,717

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

Towards development and presentation of new artists work for the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2016.

This content is tagged as Pan-artform festivals .

AWARDED: $26,000

Dylan Horrocks

Towards travelling to the United States for the SPX and CXC Comics festivals and for a book tour.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $3,505

Dylan Lardelli

Towards a new work for ensemble with electronics.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $20,000

Elam School of Fine Arts

Towards the Cities in a Climate of Change conference speakers and subsidised New Zealand attendance.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $29,425

Ema Tavola

Towards research, creation of new work and exhibition on Fijian female tattoo.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $15,000

Emily Mafile'o

To capture and produce photographic images of the Tongan Kings Coronation 2015.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,011

Frances Stachl

Towards development of new body of work.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $32,415

Free Theatre Christchurch

Towards the development of a performance work inspired by the work of Mauricio Kagel.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $32,000

Galia Amsel

Towards creation of glass installation for international glass exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $13,500

Going West Trust

Towards speakers costs, programming and production for Going West Books and Writers Festival 2015.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,000

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Towards new work by Michael Stevenson.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $29,400

Helen Rickerby

Towards completion of a poetry collection.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,000

James Stewart

Towards carving a five meter pou-maumahara in Kawhia.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $35,000

Jawbone Pictures Ltd

Towards wananga and performance of 'Romeo me Hurieta' during Matariki 2015.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $50,000

Joanne Roughton-Arnold

Towards the commission of a 30 minute one-woman chamber opera from Dame Gillian Whitehead and Fleur Adcock.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $15,000

Johanna Aitchison

Towards participation in the 2015 Fall Residency at the International Writing Programme.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

Jolt Dance Trust

Towards performance of new Jolt interactive work 'fish' in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $26,260

Jonathan Crayford

Towards a new recording of a suite of music.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $15,900

Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris

Towards fees for writers, illustrators and artists, editorial and design costs.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $50,000

Kate Newby

Towards new work development.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $32,505

Kenneth Young

Towards creating a new work for piano trio.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $14,598

Lisa Taouma

Towards a documentary on Pacific heritage adornment.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $25,000

Louise Rive

Towards creating a new body of work.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $30,000

Maisey Rika Hill

Towards arifares to Planet IndigenUS Festival in Toronto, Canada.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $3,000

Marlon Williams

Towards a New Zealand tour to promote the release of Marlon William's debut album.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $7,950

Masterworks Gallery

Towards a publication to honour Helen Mason.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $13,577

Matthew Marshall

To commission Christopher Marshall to compose a guitar concerto.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $20,000

Mercedes Vicente

Towards the final year of doctoral studies.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $12,000

Michael Hewson

Towards postgraduate study at Columbia University.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $12,000

Michael Hill International Violin Competition Charitable Trust

Towards masterclasses at The Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $10,000

Mika Haka Foundation Charitable Trust

Towards a series of wananga to support rangatahi in their growth as artists and emerging producers.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $25,000

Moana Ete

Towards a 3-months artist fee to write a final draft of a new play for theatre.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $6,000

Mudra Dance Company

Towards the creation and presentation of 'Samarpana'.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $31,840

Nelson City Council

Toward presentation of a programme of New Zealand work, as part of the 2015 Nelson Arts Festival.

This content is tagged as Pan-artform festivals .

AWARDED: $56,000

Nga Rangatahi Toa Creative Arts Initiative Trust

Towards creative arts workshops and a performance season for marginalised youth.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $41,000

Opera Otago

Towards the production of 'The Magic Flute' by Opera Otago in June 2015.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $13,200

Pacific Islands Dance Fono Trust

Towards the Pacific Dance Artist in Residence and Choreographic Lab 2015.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $40,000

Philip Dadson

Towards two projects produced in Kassel and Venice.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,000

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art

Towards the participation of New Zealand artists in the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $47,316

Rachael Craw

Towards drafting, revision and completion of 'Shield', the 3rd and final novel in a young adult science-fiction trilogy.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

Rekindle Ltd

Towards a research-based residency programme.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $64,900

Rising Voices Youth Poetry Movement

Towards a 7-week spoken word poetry programme and poetry slams in Auckland and Christchurch.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

Robert Jahnke

Towards national and international presentations.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $39,000

Ruia Taitea Creative Ltd

Towards a series of wananga at Te Pou.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $35,000

Sarah Foster-Sproull

Towards development of a new choreographic work.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $49,998

Suji Park

Towards a publication on the work of Suji Park.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $30,763

Talking House Trust

To tour Talking House's verbatim plays 'The Keys are in the Marganne' and 'Be | Longing'.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $65,000

Tama o Rangi Waipara

Towards arifares to Planet IndigenUS Festival in Toronto, Canada.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $3,000

Te Rakau Hua O Te Wao Tapu Trust

Towards a public performance season of 'Public Works' at Te Papa Tongarewa in Jan 2016.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $25,756

Te Rongo Kirkwood

Towards the production of glass artworks.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $50,000

Te Whare Ahorangi Charitable Trust

Towards Tareikura touring through schools.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $30,000

The Clinic

Towards premiere of an audio visual installation.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $22,450

The Pantograph Punch Trust Board

Towards writers fees, editors' fees and capability building.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

The Theatreview Trust

Towards managing editor, dance editor, web master retainers and web hosting overheads.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $33,804

Tikapa Productions

Towards presentations in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $24,282

Timua Brennan

Towards commissioning Gareth Farr, Ngairo Heretaunga and Roger Cunningham to create new waiata.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $10,500

Tina Makereti

Towards novel research and first draft completion.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $25,000

Tipukura Ltd

Towards producing 'Pumau' live performance.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $8,000

Tusiata Avia

Towards poetry performances and workshops at literary festivals and events in the USA.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $5,000

Victor Rodger

Towards a 3-month artist fee to write the final draft of a new play 'F***ing Gauguin'.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $15,000

Wairarapa Arts Festival Trust

Towards presenting costs.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $2,400

Whiti Hereaka

Towards writing a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $14,000

Yuki Kihara and Jochen Roller

Towards artists' travel for an international dance collaboration and tour in Germany.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $12,000

Zac Langdon-Pole

Towards postgraduate study at Staedelschule.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $12,000

Results of our work : Arts Grants