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Arts Grants Closed: 1 Sep 2017

Arts Grants help established New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to create and distribute their work. Grants can be up to $65,000

Eighty grants worth a total $2,037,500 were awarded. In total $7,486,318 was requested by 163 applicants.

  • General arts fund – 62 projects totalling $1,539,818 were supported. $ 4,184,145 was requested by 132 applicants.
  • Māori arts fund (including the Toi Ake Fund) – 8 projects totalling $310,761 were supported. $770,154 was requested by 18 applicants.
  • Pacific arts fund (including Kava New Leaders' grants)  – 10 projects totalling $186,922 were supported. $270,812 was requested by 13 applicants.

More about Arts Grants

Funding recipients

Adam Art Gallery

Towards a residency for and new work production by Luke Willis Thompson.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Alien Weaponry

Towards international touring to Europe.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $19,082

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Apirana Taylor

Towards the writing of a book of poems about whakapapa and a full length play about Ti Tokowaru.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Artists Alliance Incorporated

Towards the 2018 volunteer programme.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Auckland Festival of Photography Trust

Towards the commission of new work for the 2018 Auckland Festival of Photography.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $18,119

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Auckland Fringe

Towards an open-access, multidisciplinary arts festival taking place in February 2018.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Awekura Productions Ltd

To hold four Tareikura female wānanga in 2018.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $47,450

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Biennale of Sydney

Towards new work by Michael Stevenson and Kate Newby.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $32,428

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Binge Culture Collective

Towards development and presentation costs for a new work on mortality.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $62,840

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Bruce Foster

Towards the creation of new work by NZ artists for The Water Project.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $24,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Bullet Heart Club

Towards a new theatre work for a mass choir.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $30,350

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

CANZ

The Composers Association of New Zealand: towards the 2018 national composition workshop event for emerging composers in Nelson.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $19,839

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Towards a book on the work of Tony de Lautour.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Claire O'Neil

Towards a social choreography and interactive dance performance event at Corban Estate Arts Centre.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $49,837

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Clive Gilson, Gareth Farr

Towards the commissioning of a new symphony from Gareth Farr to commemorate the centenary of Sir Edmund Hillary in 2019.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $51,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

CoCA, Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki

Towards new work for a solo exhibition by Peter Robinson.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $12,200

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Contemporary Art Gallery

Towards a new project by Maddie Leach focussing on the Simon Fraser Monument.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $11,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Elizabeth Thomson

Towards new work for a major survey exhibition.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Eve de Castro-Robinson

Towards mixing and mastering of an album of seven reanimated solo works recorded by a broad range of New Zealand artists in improvisatory styles.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $8,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Francis Upritchard

Towards a site-specific comission for the Barbican Curve Gallery, London.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $40,125

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Freerange Press

Towards contributor payments, and the costs of editing, printing and distributing a multi-author book on death practices in New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $7,200

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Gisborne International Music Competition

Towards professional development outcomes for participants in the 2017 Gisborne International Music Competition.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $8,700

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Good Company Arts

Towards the preparation and presentation of a live video mapping work for exterior facade and water stage.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $20,615

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Gregory McGee

Towards completing the manuscript for a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Gus Fisher Gallery

Towards a catalogue of a survey exhibition of the work of Pacific painter and sculptor Graham Fletcher.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $6,950

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Hapai Productions

To present he Whakamaumahara/A Commemoration of the writing of Rowley Habib at Auckland Writers Festival 2018.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $17,060

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Hawke's Bay Arts Festival T/A Creative Hastings

Towards the New Zealand work programme in the 2018 festival event.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Johnson Witehira

Towards the development of interactive artworks exploring critical social issues.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $16,100

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Julia Morison

Towards new work for an installation of 100 ceramic heads at Christchurch Art Gallery.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Justin Haiu

Towards the second stage development of a new dance-theatre work through a two-week workshop and public showing.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $13,700

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kevin Murray

Towards the Aotearoa issue of Garland online magazine.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $14,600

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kunsthalle Wien

Towards a major presentation of new works by Kate Newby in Vienna, Austria.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $21,550

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Lizzy Leckie, Nei Kaetaeta Watson, Christopher Charteris

Towards creation of a Kiribati suit of armour using traditional heritage arts materials and methods.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $8,930

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Martin Edmond

Towards researching and writing a memoir and history of avant-garde theatre group Red Mole.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $58,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Massey University Press

Towards publishing the 2018 Poetry New Zealand Yearbook and Dear Oliver by Peter Wells.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Movement Of The Human

Towards a performance season in Wellington in partnership with Circa Theatre and Te Papa.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Movement Of The Human

Towards a new work to be presented at the Commonwealth Arts Festival, Australia in 2018.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $29,810

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Moyra Elliott

To support the New Zealand contingent to the 2018 Clay Gulgong Ceramic Festival.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $18,960

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Mudra Dance Company

To conceive and create a new dance work of Shakti:The Universal Force.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $18,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Murihiku Maori and Pasifika Cultural Trust

Towards staging costs of the Murihiku cultural festival, 2018.

This content is tagged as Multidisciplinary arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Murihiku Maori and Pasifika Cultural Trust

Towards a Polyfest youth art exhibition and performances for Murihiku youth across Invercargill and the Southland region in 2018.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $16,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland

Towards new work by Simon Denny for exhibition February-June 2018.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Native Agency

To stage the pemiere season of Tan-Knee in 2018.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $46,651

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Nelson Arts Festival

Towards presenting New Zealand work in the 2018 festival programme.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Nelson Fringe Arts Charitable Trust

Towards costs to present the Nelson Fringe Festival in 2018.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $11,538

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

New Zealand Potters Inc.

Towards a national touring potter scheme.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $17,440

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Orchestras Central

Towards delivery of whole-of-organisation orchestral activity in the Waikato/BOP Region throughout 2018.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $63,553

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Owen Moriarty

Towards performances in Australia, Mexico, and the USA.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $9,408

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Pacifica Mamas Arts and Cultural Trust (Pacifica Arts Centre)

Toawards a heritage arts project with young people and Pasifika master artists in the community.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $14,900

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Pasifika Migrant Services Charitable Trust

Towards Kiribati heritage arts workshops with master artists in Auckland.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $17,557

FUNDING POOL: Kava New Leaders Fund

Pataka Arts and Cultural Centre

Towards a publication and touring for a major survey exhibition of work by Owen Mapp.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $8,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Peppercorn Press

Towards editor and contributor payments for four issues of a New Zealand review journal.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Performing Arts Community Trust

Towards the presentation of Flowing Water at Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, February 2108.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $59,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Peter Simpson

Towards researching and writing an illustrated account of the art and artistic career of Colin McCahon.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

PhotoForum

Towards Photobook New Zealand's 2018 event in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $11,150

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Prima Volta Charitable Trust

Towards a fully staged season of four performances of Puccini's 'Madame Butterfly' involving youth.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Puleleki Bourke

Towards the Todd New Writer's bursary for script development of a theatre work.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Raewyn Atkinson

To create a new ceramics and video work.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $6,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rekindle Ltd

To research and develop new work and community workshops in Ōtautahi.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $15,950

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rodney Bell

Towards a national tour of Meremere to 6 centres.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $55,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Ross Murray

Towards completing a full length graphic novel based on the web-comic Rufus Marigold.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sandra Coney

Towards completing a history of kauri bushmen from Piha and their World War 1 experiences.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sharon Fitness

To create a new participatory artwork.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $8,660

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sistema Aotearoa

Towards the first quarter of 2018 youth and community delivery in South Auckland.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Towards a six month residency for Steve Solomon.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $26,287

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Starling

Towards editorial costs and contributor payments for two issues of an online literary journal.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $8,600

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Takahe Collective Trust

Towards editor and contributor payments and publication costs for three issues of Takahē magazine.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $13,400

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tarisi Vunidilo

Towards mentoring and the artistic exploration of the heritage arts practice of Fijian tattooing for women.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $17,400

FUNDING POOL: Kava New Leaders Fund

Te Puna i Rangiriri Trust

Towards a waka wananga programme.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $50,600

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Theatre Stampede Charitable Trust

Towards development and workshopping of new work Mr Red Light.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $55,366

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Dowse Art Museum

Towards a publication to complement an exhibition exploring artistic practices and embodied knowledge in Aotearoa.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Oryza Foundation

Towards rehearsal costs for the professional staging of a theatrical work.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Palace Dance Studio

Towards international airfares of the ‘Skulls and Crowns' Tour to Asia in 2018.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Tim Upperton

Towards completing a third poetry collection.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tui Gillies

Towards skills development, mentoring and workshops on the Tongan fine art of barkcloth making.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $13,050

FUNDING POOL: Kava New Leaders Fund

University of Canterbury

Towards the stipend for one or two writers in residence.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Venture Southland

Towards presenting a programme of New Zealand works.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $18,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust

Towards a free, holistic music programme for and with youth in Porirua East, culminating in a series of events in 2018.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Yuki Kihara

Towards a development phase of a new work and field work in Sāmoa & Japan.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $32,205

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Zac Langdon-Pole

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

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $15,411

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

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