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Arts Grants Closed: 10 Mar 2017

92 grants worth a total $2,032,544 were awarded. A high number of applications were received with $7,486,318 in total requested by 248 applicants.

  • General arts fund – 67 projects totalling $1,441,344 were supported. $ 5,179,564 was requested by 181 applicants.
  • Māori arts fund (including the Toi Ake Fund) – 15 projects totalling $439,070 were supported. $1,731,071 was requested by 44 applicants.
  • Pacific arts fund – 10 projects totalling $152,130 were supported. $575,683 was requested by 23 applicants.

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Funding recipients

Airini Beautrais

Towards completing a collection of short stories.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $21,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Alice Canton

Towards a community theatre project that investigates the complexity of Chinese identity in contemporary New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $38,810

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Amy Howden-Chapman

Towards a new body of work.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $12,675

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Andrew Barron

Towards a workshop at Peters Valley, USA.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $2,900

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Anne Kennedy

Towards attending the 2017 Fall Residency of the Iowa International Writers Program.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Anthony Byrt

Towards writing a book about New Zealand and British art and literature in the 1960s.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $28,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Aotearoa Digital Arts Network Trust

Towards developing and presenting interdisciplinary immersive exhibitions, workshops and augmented performances in Dunedin.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $6,888

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Arcade NZ Live Art Trust

Towards the curation, creative development, and presentation of a free festival of live art on Wellington Waterfront.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Auckland Art Gallery

Towards a publication looking at the career and work of Michael Parekowhai.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Awekura Productions Ltd

To tour schools and communities to teach specialist Māori heritage arts.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $42,616

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Borderline Arts Ensemble

Towards a four week re-development workshop before a season of the dance-theatre work Lobsters at Circa Theatre.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $23,660

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

CANZ

The Composers Association of New Zealand: towards the New Zealand pitch to host the 2020 World New Music Day, at the 2017 International Society for Contemporary Music in Canada.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $4,400

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ceramics Education International Residency

Towards an in-coming international artist-in-residence programme.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki

Towards artist fees and costs for Pasifika art collectives FAFSWAG, FIKA Writers Collective and SaVAge K'lub in a Christchurch arts project.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $12,500

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki

Towards Ngai Tahu artist costs and a curatorial internship related to the exhibition 'Houpuni'.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $36,429

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Creative Capital Arts Trust

To support the delivery of the 2018 NZ Fringe Festival including the Kakano artists' fund.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Creative Northland

Towards the 2017 Youth Summit in Northland.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

Towards presentation of the 2018 Dunedin Fringe Festival.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $23,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

Towards presenting New Zealand writers at the 2017 New Zealand Young Writers Festival.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,814

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Emma Neale

Towards writing and researching a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Erica van Zon

Towards the creation of new work.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,713

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Fa'amoana Luafutu

Towards a writer's fee for a new Pacific play based on personal life experiences.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Fiona Kidman

Towards writing a novel exploring the life and death of Albert Black, the second-to-last person to be hanged in New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $24,800

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Glen Hayward

Towards a full size carving of a toyota corolla.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $8,773

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Glenn & Jones Ltd

Towards The Upbeats Collaborative Project.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $19,849

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Going West Trust

Towards the costs of programming, producing and presenting New Zealand writers at a literary festival.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Len Lye Centre

Towards a curatorial residency to be held by Erika Balsom.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $7,800

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival Foundation

To support the New Zealand work programme in the 2018 festival.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Hawaiki TU - Haka Theatre

Towards a performance season of Te Manawa in July 2017.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $37,500

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Hawke's Bay Arts Festival T/A Creative Hastings

Towards the NZ work programme in Hawkes Bay Arts Festival 2017.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

HUIA

Towards the distribution of a new publication, Matariki.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $3,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Hyde Park Art Center

Towards new work by Raewyn Martyn.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $16,900

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ian Wedde

Towards writing and researching a historical novel based on 19th century German immigration to New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jasmine Horton

Towards airfares to attend and participate at the gathering of Indigenous visual artists, Evergreen Education Centre, USA.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $5,125

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Java Dance Company Ltd

Towards the premiere of The Creamery, the third dance theatre work in the Artisan Series.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $38,425

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jonathan King

Towards completing a graphic novel for readers aged 8 to 12.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $24,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jonathon Heyes

Towards mastering by 4-time Grammy award sound engineer Jerry Boys, of new world music album 9 Pilgrims.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $3,190

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Justin Haiu

To develop a new work for 2017 through research and a workshop.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $14,359

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

KAIHANGA UKU

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Nga Kaihanga Uku 2017.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $27,831

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Kate Lepper

Towards travel for a group exhibition and professional development in the UK.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $4,095

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kate Parker

Towards completing and photographing a light box story.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $8,940

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Le Moana

Towards the annual 2017 Measina Festival of contemporary Pacific dance and theatre in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Little Dog Barking Theatre Company

Towards remount and touring costs for Guji Guji to be presented at ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $16,075

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Luke Di Somma, Dave Armstrong

Towards development of an opera about former NZ Prime Minister David Lange.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $28,960

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Margot Schwass

Towards researching and writing a creative non-fiction work about the life of Greville Texidor.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $16,185

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Misha Marks

To attend the Glatt&Verkehrt Festival in Austria.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $2,376

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Morgan Godfery

Towards the Louis Johnson New Writer's Bursary to support researching and writing a history of dissent in New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

MTG Hawke's Bay

Towards creation of a new body of work by Yuki Kihara and presentation at Museum Theatre Gallery Hawke's Bay.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Muscle Mouth, Jason Wright

Towards the final creation period for dance theatre work 'System'.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $23,100

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Nga Kaihanga Uku

Towards airfares for five Nga Kaihanga Uku members to attend and participate at the Longhouse Gathering of Indigenous Artists exhibition, USA.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Ngataiharuru Taepa

To create 18 pou for the new wharenui at Kuratini Marae.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $19,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Okareka Dance Company

Towards presenting a one week season of WIRED at Q Theatre in December 2017.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Oratia Media

Towards publishing The Camera in the Crowd: Filming New Zealand in Peace and War, 1895–1920, by Christopher Pugsley.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $8,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Orchestras Central

Towards an original production for primary school children of 3 concerts in Hamilton, and digital streaming to rural schools.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $12,760

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Oscar Enberg, Hopkinson Mossman

Towards completion of a film and sculptural elements for a solo presentation at Art Basel Statements 2017.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $17,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Otaiatoa LTD

Towards a documentary archiving the Rau Maurākau system.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $29,900

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Pacific Islands Dance Fono

Towards the annual Pacific Artist In Residence & Pacific Choreographic Lab 2017.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Pasifika Pride Educators/Pasifika Fusion

Towards the annual Pasifika youth festival in Palmerston North for Manawatu, Horowhenua, Rangitikei, Whanganui and New Plymouth Pacific communities.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $6,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Pataka Arts and Cultural Centre

Towards touring costs and a publication for a survey exhibition on the work of Wi Taepa.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Patrick Soper

Towards Kraus completing two artist residencies in Europe.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $9,061

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Philip Dadson

Towards a FROM SCRATCH retrospective.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $59,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

PhotoForum

Towards a website and critical writing on photography and the photobook.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $11,100

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rahira Makekau

Towards airfares to attend and participate at the Te Manahua Cultural Festival, Hawaii.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Reuben Bradley, Rattle Records

Towards the release of a new jazz album "BANG!" for Saxophone Trio.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $7,970

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

RM Gallery and Project Office

Towards a programme of activities and events to be hosted by RM Gallery.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $63,822

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rodney Bell

Towards research for a national marae tour of Meremere.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $16,070

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa

Towards a publication on the work and legacy of weaver Emily Schuster.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $5,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ruia Taitea Creative Ltd

Towards the annual Kōanga Festival 2017 at Te Pou Theatre, developing playwrights and new Māori theatre.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $37,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sam Brooks

Towards rehearsal and presentation costs of a premiere production of Burn Her by Sam Brooks at The Basement Theatre.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $39,377

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui

Towards two artist residencies at Tylee Cottage in Whanganui.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sistema Aotearoa

Towards Term 4 2017 activity involving youth in South Auckland.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $22,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

SNOW immersive

Towards script writing and technical development for a site specific immersive digital experience delivered via an app.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $34,458

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sound and Light Exploration Society

Towards public performances, screenings and exhibitions in Wellington between August 2017-July 2018.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $20,300

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Strike Percussion

Towards the 20th anniversary Gala concert of New Zealand music by STRIKE at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Te Arawa Lakes Trust

Towards airfares for a cultural exchange with the Yukon First Nations people.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $23,108

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Te Kauwhanganui Building and Monument Charitable Trust

Towards an exhibition presenting original Te Kauwhanganui documents and taonga.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Toi Ake Fund

Teokotai Paitai

Towards further development in Auckland of a dance work by Tupua Tigafua in 2017.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi

Towards showcasing works of Taitokerau artists.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: Toi Ake Fund

The Dowse Art Museum

Towards a publication on the work of photographer Gavin Hipkins.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Dowse Art Museum

Towards costs for Otto Künzli to present lectures and tutorials in all major centres.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Pantograph Punch

Towards editorial costs and contributor payments.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Spinoff

Towards the editor's fee, payments to contributors to write about New Zealand writers and literature, and project-specific administration costs.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tikilounge Productions

Towards a tapestry of moving images about the Pacific female Malu Tatau and its meaning in the lives of Pasifika women.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Tracy Farr

Towards researching and writing the first draft of a novel, 'Wonderland'.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

True Colours Television Limited

Towards recording ALCHEMY where kiwi popular songs are reinterpreted as jazz.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $24,880

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tulou Productions

Towards development costs of a new Pasifika youth theatre work in Christchurch.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $18,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Turama Kuki Airani

Towards a Cook Islands heritage arts project in music, drums and dance for youth.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $3,630

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Uwe Rieger, Carol Brown

Towards a mixed reality performance merging technology, architecture, dance and music to be presented at Ars Electronica 2017.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $21,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust

Towards Porirua Community Engagement in the second half of 2017.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Wellington Jazz Orchestra Inc

Towards the national project "Jazz on the Road".

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Wellington Treasure Trust

Towards programming, producing and presenting New Zealand writers at LitCrawl 2017.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Witi Ihimaera Smiler

To support the writing of the libretto and music.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $59,920

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

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