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Arts Grants Closed: 28 Aug 2015

The August 2015 round of Arts Grants resulted in 83 grants totalling $1,863,481 being offered to support projects by New Zealand artists, practitioners and arts organisations. More than $6.5 million was requested by 201 applicants.

  Results include:

  • Pacific Arts Fund - 10 projects totalling $148,119 supported. More than $430,000 was requested by 17 applicants.
  • Ngā Toi Māori Fund - 13 projects totalling $323,002 supported. More than $1.23 million was requested by 32 applicants.
  • General Arts Fund - 60 projects totalling $1,392,360 supported. More than $4.9 million was requested by 152 applicants.

More about Arts Grants and how to apply

Funding recipients

Amy Head

Towards the writing of a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Andrew Schmidt

Towards researching a biography of Peter Jefferies.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $4,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Ann Shelton

Towards preparing archival works for exhibition.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $39,351

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Arts Festival Dunedin

To present a biennial arts festival in Dunedin which celebrates the very best in the performing; visual & related arts.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $60,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

A Slightly Isolated Dog Ltd.

To develop the show and its audiences through an Auckland season at Q Theatre.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $38,420

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Towards publishing a monograph on the work of Ann Shelton.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Auckland Choral

Towards a new work by David Hamilton for SATB choir; 2 pianos & percussion based on the loss of Flight 901 on Mt Erebus.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Auckland War Memorial Museum

To present a four day international symposium with a Moana-centred approach focussing on the arts of Oceania/Pacific.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $5,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Towards NZ Pacific artists' fees for the Pacific Arts Association Symposium 2016 in Auckland.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts

Biennale of Sydney

Towards Dane Mitchell's presentation for the 20th Biennale of Sydney.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,493

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Black Pearl Ltd

Towards return flights to the Woodford Folk Festival, Australia, 2015.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $12,450

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

Bridget van der Zijpp

Towards the writing of a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Cantabrian Society of Sonic Artists Inc.

Towards support for the Auricle's Events Programme in 2016.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $6,130

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Cantabrian Society of Sonic Artists Inc.

Towards the Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery's monthly contemporary sound art exhibition programme in 2016.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $21,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

CANZ

The Composers Association of New Zealand:towards the annual composition workshop in Nelson run by the Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ).

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Charles Royal

Towards a play called Ūkaipō by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $25,500

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

Creative Capital Arts Trust

To present an open access arts festival for innovative and emerging work.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Creative Capital Arts Trust

To present an arts festival on the streets of the Cuba St precinct in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Creative Waikato

To present a national summit to support the work of CCD (Community Cultural Development or community arts).

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $18,837

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

David Coventry

Towards the Todd New Writers' Bursary to support the researching and writing of a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $27,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

David Long

Towards the creation of a new work for orchestra with video and robotic accompaniment.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $28,400

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

Towards a four-day young writers' festival.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $11,150

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Edwin Dawe

Towards publication of a sequel to Into The River.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $3,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Fiona Pardington

Towards research and new work development.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $42,820

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Gisborne International Music Competition Charitable Trust

Towards juror; accompanist and accompanist intern fees to support professional development.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $11,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Good Company Arts

Towards Daniel Belton and Good Company's participation in Immaginare de Danza; Rome, December 2015.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $6,297

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Grace Taylor

Towards international airfares for 2 NZ artists to participate at the Pacific Tongues: 10th Teen Poetry Slam in Hawai'i.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $2,944

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts

Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival Foundation

Towards presentation of New Zealand works at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2016.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $55,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Hāpai Productions

Towards documenting the Māori Theatre Hui in Wellington; 2015.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $10,860

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

Haruhiko Sameshima

Towards research and archival work associated with the Waitangi Museum.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $7,875

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Institute of Modern Art

Towards a survey exhibition and new work by Luke Willis Thompson.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $26,160

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

James Tennant

Towards master classes led by four of the world's leading cellists and cello teachers for the benefit of young artists.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Jandals Inc

Towards the Measina Festival 2016 in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $11,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts

Janet Jennings

Towards writing of opera libretto by Witi Ihimaera.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $5,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Janet Lilo

Towards a survey exhibition at Te Uru and a publication.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $35,800

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Java Dance Company

Towards Java Dance Company tour of the Scottish Highlands and Edinburgh with a dance theatre performance suite.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $19,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Joseph Michael

Towards the production of a large-scale moving image artwork.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $27,200

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Julia Morison

Towards new work development.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $26,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Kava Club

Towards the costs of a Pasifika six-month programme of public art forums for the Kava Club arts collective in 2016.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $7,175

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts

Lisa Reihana

Towards development, filming and post-production of a new moving-image work Nomads of the Sea.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Little Dog Barking Theatre Company

Towards a tour to regional areas of one family work and a Wellington season of two family works.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $15,646

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Marlon Williams

Towards a tour of UK/Europe and North America to promote an album release in those territories in Jan/Feb 2016.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $25,167

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Megan Dunn

Towards the completion of a non-fiction manuscript.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Michael Houstoun

Towards commissioning Lyell Cresswell to compose a new piano concerto based on JS Bach chorale preludes.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Michael Lett

Towards a publication of Fiona Clark's Living With AIDS photographic series.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Michael Parmenter

Towards the recreation of the celebrated dance work 'Insolent River: a Tango'.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Moyra Elliott

Towards group participation at the Gulgong CLAYarc Ceramics Festival, Australia.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $10,441

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Natano Keni

Towards a development season of 'Manny Pacquiao of Timberlea' by Natano Keni at the Putahi Festival 2016.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts

Nathaniel Lees

Towards development and presentations of Fale Sa in Auckland and Wellington 2016.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $22,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts

New Zealand Comedy Trust

Towards a 20-week producer in residence programme at the New Zealand Comedy Trust for the 2016 Comedy Festival.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $28,175

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass Inc.

Towards the NZSAG biennial conference demonstration day and exhibitions.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $24,906

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Octavia Cook

Towards the creation of new work and travel for a solo exhibition in the Netherlands.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $42,924

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Opus Orchestra

Towards presenting orchestral concerts in five centres in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Pacific Islands Dance Fono

Towards a season of dance works by Pasifika choreographers in Auckland.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts

Peppercorn Press

Towards publishing a quarterly literary review of New Zealand books.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $29,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Prima Volta Charitable Trust

Towards professional mentoring of youth involvement in the development and presentation of 'La Boheme' in the Hawkes Bay.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $16,800

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Richard Maloy

Towards international professional development.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $11,970

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Rifleman Productions

Towards the production and presentation of a new dance work; co-produced by Auckland Live.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $48,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Rosetta Allan

Towards the writing of a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $24,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Ruapehu Writers Festival

Towards a four-day literary festival.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $2,781

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Ruth Paul

Towards twelve months' support for children's picture books in development.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $12,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Towards touring the exhibition 'Tungaru - The Kiribati Project' to Southland.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts

split/fountain

Towards a publication with work by writer Vivienne Plumb and visual artist Glenn Otto.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Strike Percussion

Towards the creation of 70 minutes of new music for the 'Strike to Schools' & 'Batterie100' programs.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Takahe Collective Trust

Towards production and distribution costs for one print and one online issue.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $8,070

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Te Matau a Maui Voyaging Trust

Towards the carving of Pou for a celestial star compass.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

Te Puna i Rangiriri Trust

Towards a series of wananga on waka navigation.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $46,490

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

Te Rakau Hua O Te Wao Tapu Trust

Towards the creation of a script and development season of The Landeaters.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $28,472

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

Te Rehia Theatre

Towards a regional tour of Ruia Te Kakano by Te Rēhia.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $30,729

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

Theatre Stampede Charitable Trust & Nightsong Productions

Towards the creation and presentation of a new work.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $110,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

TIHI LTD

To present a workshop programme of Maori art and crafts.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $7,170

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

Toi Toi Manawa Trust

Towards a series of arts wananga for youth in Te Whanau-a-Apanui.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $30,486

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

Troy Kingi

Towards the recording and mixing of an album.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $18,501

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

Turanga Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr

Towards an interactive voyage of Haunui (waka hourua) to coastal communities in Aotearoa.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $42,400

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

University of Canterbury

Towards the 2016 Pacific Artist in Residency at Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies; University of Canterbury.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $18,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts

University of Canterbury

Towards twelve months of a creative writing residency programme.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $29,755

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Vanessa Edwards

Towards a Māori Print collective Wānanga 2016.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $14,944

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

Vincent O'Sullivan

Towards international research and writing costs for a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $31,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Wendy Fairclough

Towards research and creation of new work for exhibition.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $12,792

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Whiti Hereaka

Towards completing a second draft of a novel called Kurangaituku.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts

WOMAD New Zealand

Towards the presentation of a New Zealand music programme for WOMAD 2016 featuring a new work by John Psathas.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

YMCA Christchurch

Towards the SPECTRUM 2016 exhibition of street art.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $22,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts

Yuki Kihara

Towards the creation of a new work 'The Papālagi' in Samoa.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $23,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts

Results of our work : Arts Grants