Arts Grants Closed: 6 Apr 2018

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.

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Funding recipients

Adam Chamber Music Festival

To commission five new works for presentation at the Adam Chamber Music Festival 2019.

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AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Andrea Hopkins

To create new large scale works exhibited in a retrospective arts survey at Whangarei Art Museum 2018/2019.

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AWARDED: $42,326

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Anna McGregor

To Klara Kollektiv to record an album of works by Douglas Lilburn and Anthony Ritchie.

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AWARDED: $18,555

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Anne Noble

Towards the creation of a suite of bee projects for the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9).

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AWARDED: $27,490

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Arcade NZ Live Art Trust

Towards the creative development and production costs of Performance Arcade 2019: a festival of live art on The Waterfront, Wellington.

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AWARDED: $63,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Areta Wilkinson

To produce new artworks exhibited at The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9) in Brisbane.

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AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Arohanui Strings - Sistema Hutt Valley

Towards music tutor costs for After School Programmes.

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AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Asian Aotearoa Arts Hui 2018 Organising Committee

Towards a national gathering that explores and celebrates diverse expressions of ‘Asianness’ in Aotearoa.

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AWARDED: $49,847

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Auckland Fringe

To showcase open-access, multidisciplinary arts at Auckland Fringe Festival 2019.

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AWARDED: $40,580

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Bruce Connew

To research and photograph the texts on known and unknown headstones and memorials from the New Zealand Wars.

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AWARDED: $21,250

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Catherine Chidgey

Towards writing a novel.

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AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Chris Gendall

Towards the recording of an album of chamber music by composer Chris Gendall.

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AWARDED: $16,400

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Chris Tse

To assist with the completion of a poetry collection manuscript.

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AWARDED: $24,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Clerestory Press

Towards the publication of the winning writing from the annual Re-Draft competition.

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AWARDED: $3,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Contemporary HUM

Towards the commissioning and online publishing of reviews and articles about New Zealand visual arts being presented internationally.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $17,176

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Cora-Allan Wickliffe

Towards the research, skill development and practice revival of the Niuean heritage artform of hiapo.

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AWARDED: $14,785

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Creative Capital Arts Trust

To showcase high quality works at New Zealand Fringe Festival 2019.

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AWARDED: $24,850

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Creative Northland

Towards the arts learning workshops for young people participating in the Northland Youth Summit Arts Festival 2018.

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AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

CubaDupa Street Arts Festival

To commission a new work by John Psathas for CubaDupa Street Arts Festival 2019.

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AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

David Ling Publishing Limited

Towards Volume One of a biography of Maurice Shadbolt by Philip Temple.

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AWARDED: $4,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

Towards an annual four-day programme of workshops, panel discussions and performances by and for young writers.

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AWARDED: $13,780

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

To showcase high quality, innovative and diverse New Zealand arts at Dunedin Fringe Festival 2019.

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AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Elizabeth Sneyd

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

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AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ema Tavola

To attend and participate in an invitational curatorial project for the International Biennial of Casablanca, Morocco.

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AWARDED: $29,400

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Eternity Productions Ltd

To present a production of Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly' at Hannah Playhouse.

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AWARDED: $13,373

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Everybody Cool Lives Here

To workshop script and design elements of the play 'Unflattering Smock'.

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AWARDED: $51,173

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Galia Amsel

Towards professional development and the creation of new work for exhibition at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.

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AWARDED: $7,838

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Gianmarco Liguori

Towards the release of a series of contemporary and archival experimental compositions.

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AWARDED: $15,149

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Gina Cole

To attend the 2018 Fall Residency at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

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AWARDED: $27,100

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Going West Trust

Towards the 23rd Going West Festival in September 2018.

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AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Good Company Arts

Towards the research and development of an intermedial, collaborative work by artists from New Zealand, Australia and Taiwan.

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AWARDED: $19,519

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Gwangju Biennale Foundation

Towards presenting the work of Ella Sutherland and Simon Denny at the 12th Gwangju Biennale.

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AWARDED: $48,703

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival Foundation

To showcase a tour of commissioned New Zealand works in the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2019.

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AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Haruhiko Sameshima

Towards an illustrated book on the work and life of pioneer New Zealand woman potter Elizabeth Lissaman.

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AWARDED: $6,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Honolulu Biennial Foundation

Towards production of new work by New Zealand artists for the Honolulu Biennial 2019.

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AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ian Wedde

Towards the second stage of a historical novel based on nineteenth century German immigrants to New Zealand.

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AWARDED: $27,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Inside Out Productions

Towards the rehearsal phase of the production 'Hinemoa and 'Tutanekei'.

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AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Institute of Modern Art

Towards the New Zealand contribution to major international exhibition, The Commute.

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AWARDED: $24,150

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Java Dance Company Ltd

To develop and rehearse Cacao, a full length dance work in the Artisan Series.

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AWARDED: $53,700

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Karen Trebilcock

Towards a new YA novel.

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AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Le Moana

Towards the USA touring costs of two performance works, '1918' and 'Fatu Na Totō'.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Lemuria Limited

Towards the production and delivery of the visual arts programme for Shared Lines: Kaikoura Arts Festival.

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AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Massey University Press

Towards a biography of Theo Schoon.

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AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Matthew Randall

To create a bronze cast pou whakairo artwork that commemorates and conveys the histories of the tīpuna of Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.

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AWARDED: $52,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Megan Dunn

For the Louis Johnson Bursary towards a narrative non-fiction book about the rise of professional mermaids.

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AWARDED: $24,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Monash University Museum of Art, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen

Towards a monograph on New Zealand artist Alicia Frankovich.

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AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Muscle Mouth

To develop a new dance work for presentation at the Auckland Arts Festival 2019.

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AWARDED: $64,987

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

New Zealand Improvisation Trust

Towards an eight-day festival of improvisational theatre featuring performances, workshops and networking.

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AWARDED: $15,758

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

Towards the costs of artwork restoration, iwi engagement and catalogue for an exhibition by John Walsh.

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AWARDED: $23,435

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass Inc.

Towards the inaugural AUSGLASS and NZSAG joint glass arts conference.

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AWARDED: $36,124

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Nga Kaihanga Uku

Towards travel costs to attend and participate in ceramic and wood-firing technology workshops in Oregon, Portland.

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AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated

Ko te karanga me te whaikōrero te kaupapa matua o tēnei wānanga.

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AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Toi Ake Fund

NZ Singing School Trust - Te Wananga Toi Waiata

Towards faculty fees for the 2019 New Zealand Singing School.

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AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

OneTree House

Towards two children's picture books.

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AWARDED: $7,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Orchestras Central

Towards activities to develop and grow orchestral musicians in Waikato.

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AWARDED: $6,900

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Paurini Wiringi

Towards the creation and development of digitised taonga puoro.

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AWARDED: $44,467

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Perri Exeter

To present dance work 'Side B' and youth workshops in Napier by Trip The Light Dance Collective.

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AWARDED: $10,457

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Philipa Adam

Towards completing the manuscript for a new novel.

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AWARDED: $51,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Prima Volta Charitable Trust, Festival Opera

To present 'La Traviata', an opera by Giuseppe Verdi, in 2019.

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AWARDED: $38,100

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art

Towards New Zealand artists' participation in The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9).

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AWARDED: $45,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rangiwaho Marae

Towards ngā mahi toi of Ngāti Rangiiwaho to adorn Te Poho ō Rangiiwaho.

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AWARDED: $55,000

FUNDING POOL: Toi Ake Fund

Rekindle Ltd

Towards the cost of tutors for Necessary Traditions, a multi-day festival focused on traditional, resourceful craft skills.

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AWARDED: $14,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Reuben Friend

To attend and participate in the 2018 International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) at Durban University, South Africa.

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AWARDED: $6,500

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Robert George

Towards the development and production of an arts documentary about New Zealand-based Tongan artist, Kalisolaite 'Uhila, Artist in Residence, Japan.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $27,600

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Robert Jahnke

Towards the development and creation of a new body of artworks, 'Lamentation'.

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AWARDED: $50,062

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Samuel Snedden

Towards development of of the stage adaptation of the Alain de Botton novel 'Essays in Love'.

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AWARDED: $38,085

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sarah Laing

Towards a collection of diary and personal essay comics based on the longstanding blog, Let Me Be Frank.

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AWARDED: $44,800

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sarah Watkins

To record an album of New Zealand compositions for violin and piano performed by Andrew Beer and Sarah Watkins.

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AWARDED: $15,330

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Shane Bosher

Towards the research and development of a new work.

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AWARDED: $21,735

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sistema Aotearoa

Towards a youth development programme in the lead up to the Hui Taurima performance in South Auckland.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sound and Light Exploration Society

To produce a six month programme of performances, workshops and events at the Pyramid Club.

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AWARDED: $30,570

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Towards bringing the exhibition 'Kolose: The Art of Tuvalu Crochet' to Murihiku (Southland).

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AWARDED: $17,473

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Stroma New Music Ensemble

To stage a series of three concerts with a focus on women composers from New Zealand and Australia.

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AWARDED: $18,655

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Struck by Lightning, Guy Langford, Grant O'Neill

Towards the New Zealand tour of 'Shortland Street - The Musical'.

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AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Te Puna i Rangiriri Trust

Towards a series of advanced wānanga teaching the heritage arts practice of non-instrumental waka voyaging, and navigation techniques.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $63,750

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Te Putahi, Christchurch Centre for Architecture and City-Making

Towards the creative development of integrated work, 'A Feast of Artists', as part of FESTA! 2018.

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AWARDED: $24,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Te Rehia Theatre

Towards the development season of 'Cradle Song', a new work by award winning Māori playwright Albert Belz.

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AWARDED: $35,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi

Towards a mentoring and wānanga programme focussed on capability building, and the cultural transmission of mātauranga Māori arts practice.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $39,350

FUNDING POOL: Toi Ake Fund

Te Runanga O Te Whanau

Towards a five day community event, Toi Moko Māori, showcasing tā moko and Māori performance arts.

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AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Toi Ake Fund

THE BEND

Towards an album featuring selected poems by Sam Hunt set to original music.

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AWARDED: $20,471

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Dust Palace

Towards creation costs for the new circus-theatre work 'Le Cirque Volé'.

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AWARDED: $59,496

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Sapling

Towards a multi-contributor website for the discussion of children’s books.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Spinoff

Towards The Spinoff Books, a section of The Spinoff that produces high-quality coverage of the New Zealand literary scene.

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AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Thomas Ikitogia

To record and produce the debut music album, 'Motherland'.

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AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Tipukura

Towards the production and touring costs of 'Behind The Lines', a collaborative performance show featuring mātauranga Māori, music and arts.

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AWARDED: $64,840

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

TOHU - symbol in motion

To create a new major dance work for the Auckland Arts Festival 2019.

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AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Trick of the Light Theatre (NZ)

Towards further development of the theatre work 'Troll'.

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AWARDED: $51,075

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tupoho Iwi and Community Social Services

Towards tā moko wānanga teaching toi moko whakairo practices particular to the Whanganui region.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $33,000

FUNDING POOL: Toi Ake Fund

University of Canterbury

Towards the Artist in Residence Programme at the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.

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AWARDED: $18,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival

Towards a five day celebration of the arts, music, performance and theatre in the Bay of Islands region.

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AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Wellington Treasure Trust

Towards the fifth annual LitCrawl festival celebrating Aotearoa and international literary communities.

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AWARDED: $31,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Zanetti Productions, Virginia Frankovich, Julia Croft, Nisha Madhan

Towards the creation and presentation of a new performance work 'Medusa' in Wellington and Auckland.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $52,800

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund