Arts Grants Closed: 31 Aug 2018

Arts Grants help New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to create and distribute their work. Decisions take 9 weeks and typically one in four applications get funded.

100 grants worth $2,987,449 have been offered to support projects by New Zealand artists, practitioners and arts organisations in this funding round. 288 applications were received, with a total of $9,565,071 requested.

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Funding recipients

Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

Towards the first career survey of Edith Amituanai's photographic practice.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $15,677

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Alana Lopesi

To participate and present new Pacific work in the large-scale exhibition, 'Transits and Returns' at Vancouver Art Gallery.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $31,105

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Alexa Wilson

Towards New Zealand Experimental Dance Week 2019 in Auckland.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $22,650

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Alien Weaponry

Towards a tour throughout Japan in March 2019.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $18,922

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

ATE

To design, print and distribute the first edition of ATE, an annual peer-reviewed journal on Māori art.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $28,455

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Auckland Chamber Orchestra

To present three composer portrait concerts in 2019.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $33,490

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Awekura Productions Ltd

Towards a community-based wananga programme teaching Maori heritage and weaponry arts.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $62,380

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Ben Bergman

Towards the catalogue publication costs for exhibition: Andy Leleisi'uao Survey Show (1996 - 2018), Pah Homestead.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $2,500

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Blue Smoke Records, Mike Gibson

Towards recording new interpretations of the music of Pixie Williams & mark the 70th year anniversary of the release of the song ‘Blue Smoke'.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Blumhardt Foundation

Towards trialling fora in 2019 that develop leadership and resilience in the craft/object art sector.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $13,400

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Brett Graham

Towards the production costs for new work contributing to a solo exhibtion presented by the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $51,575

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Bridget Douglas, Alistair Fraser

To commission five new works for ngā taonga pūoro and western flutes by John Psathas, Gareth Farr, Rosie Langabeer, Briar Prastiti and Josiah Carr.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $37,700

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

CANZ

The Composers Association of New Zealand: towards the 2019 national composition workshop event for emerging composers in Nelson.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $15,593

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ceramics Association of New Zealand Incorporated

Towards an education programme with the 2018 Portage Ceramics Awards judge, Bari Ziperstein, facilitated by Ceramics NZ.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $3,724

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Christina Jeffery

Towards 'Dawn Raid': an exhibition exploring New Zealand immigration policy in the 1970s, and the political activism of the Polynesian Panthers.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $38,471

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Dominic Hoey

Towards writing a new novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

Towards a literary festival that combines national and international talent in a multi-genre programme.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Eddie Clemens

Towards a project investigating a nexus of connections between Konrad Zuse and Tu'i Malila.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $17,326

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

FAFSWAG Arts Collective

Towards 'Code Switch', a group exhibition by FAFSWAG Arts Collective at MTG Hawke's Bay - Museum Theatre Gallery.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $13,874

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

FHK Productions

Towards the development of a choreographed performance-installation opening of a three part inter-arts work.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $27,758

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Foster Group

Towards touring ORCHIDS to Wellington and Christchurch.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $64,304

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Gisborne International Music Competition

Towards professional development opportunities for participants in the 2018 Gisborne International Music Competition.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $9,035

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Glenn Colquhoun

Towards the recording of new poems in Te Reo Māori and english.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $37,950

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Hapai Productions

Towards the premiere season of 'Pakaru', a new play by Mitch Tawhi Thomas.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $60,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Hawke's Bay Arts Festival T/A Creative Hastings

Towards a multidisciplinary arts festival featuring high-quality New Zealand and international work.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $45,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Hokotehi Moriori Trust

Towards a carving wānanga on Rēkohu with a focus on Moriori heritage arts.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $46,500

FUNDING POOL: Toi Ake Fund

Honolulu Biennial Foundation

Towards the presentation of New Zealand artists' work at Honolulu Biennial 2019.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $64,637

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Hopkinson Mossman

Towards a monograph on the work of Fiona Connor.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $7,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

In*ter*is*land Collective

Towards an eight-month residency at Raven Row in central London to support and produce high quality, Pacific Art.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $55,716

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jacqueline Fraser

Towards a period of 12 months creating new work.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jake Baxendale

To 'The Jac' towards recording a new album inspired by The Jac/Black String (Korea) collaboration.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $16,804

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jake Mein

To participate in Parallel European Based Photo Platform and to create a body of work in the Buller District.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $7,316

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jess Johnson

Towards the three month, collaborative Technology Residency at Pioneer Works, New York.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $18,440

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Johnson Witehira

Towards an artist residency at Banff for Arts and Creativity.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $6,650

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

John Williams

Towards a one month artists residency at Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $7,208

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Joseph Michael

Towards a 3-D mapping artwork of significant New Zealand trees.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $28,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Julia Croft

Towards the creation and presentation of a new theatre work titled 'Working On My Night Moves'.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $43,733

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Julia Milsom Harvie, Stuart Lloyd-Harris

Towards the premiere of a full-length interactive dance work at the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $35,990

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jumpboard Productions

Towards the development of multidisciplinary production, 'Night of the Living Dead'.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $29,430

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kate Evans

Towards writing a creative non-fiction 'biography' telling the story of the feijoa's origins, expansion, and the people obsessed with it.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $16,124

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kautahi Rau Pukapuka Trust

Towards translation, quality assurance, editing and proofing of Paula Morris's RANGATIRA as part of the 100 books in Te Reo Project.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $34,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kingston Productions

To research and write the first draft of 'Kelemutu He Fonua - Blood of the Land', a theatre work based on Niue Island's involvement in World War 1.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $27,682

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen

Towards the first survey exhibition in Europe of the work of Judy MIllar.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $52,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Le Moana

To support the Measina Festival 2018: showcasing contemporary Pacific dance and theatre in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $14,816

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Lisa Walker

Towards shipping and travel costs for touring a survey exhibition internationally.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $14,664

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Louise Potiki Bryant

Towards the development of 'Blood Water Earth': a video installation and solo dance performance for Auckland Arts Festival 2019.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $11,721

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

LUX Light Festival

To develop a video work blending moving image arts, engineering and complex projection technology.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $60,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Maisey Rika Music Ltd

Towards the travel and production costs of a collaborative, Māori music and visual arts performance show touring in Tahiti.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $49,143

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

MAU Foundation

Towards the creation of the new full-length theatre work titled سدقلا† Jerusalem.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

MAU Foundation

Towards the world premiere of سدقل†† Jerusalem at Carriageworks Sydney.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Michael Bennett

To research, write and develop an adult fiction novel about Māori in post-colonial Aotearoa.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $34,500

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Michael Steven

For the Todd New Writers Bursary to write a new collection of poetry.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $21,300

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Miria George

Towards the works programme and production costs of Kia Mau Festival 2019: a multi-artform, multicultural event in the Wellington region.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $64,575

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Movement Of The Human

Towards curating and developing a season of dance for the Auckland Fringe Festival at the Auckland Concert Chamber.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $64,760

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Mudra Dance Company

To present 'Shakti: The Universal Force' in celebration of Vivek Kinra’s 30 years of performing and producing in New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $20,470

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Murihiku Maori and Pasifika Cultural Trust

Towards a performance arts and writing workshop programme for Pasifika youth and communities in the Southland region.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $64,900

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Murray Edmond

Towards the first draft of a work on manifestations of cultural revolt in Auckland during the 1960s.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $14,625

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Nelson Arts Festival

Towards the pan-arts festival programme for the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $60,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ngati Haua Iwi Trust

Towards a Ngāti Hauā toi development programme focussing on marae tikanga and customary Māori arts.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $36,665

FUNDING POOL: Toi Ake Fund

Nick Bollinger

Towards researching and writing a book chronicling the growth of the counterculture in New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $52,115

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Oranui Press

Towards the fourth publication of Māori literary journal, Ora Nui.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Peppercorn Press

Towards publication of New Zealand Books Pukapuka Aotearoa, the only journal dedicated to reviewing New Zealand books.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $34,900

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

PhotoForum

Towards editorial costs for the publication of reviews, interviews and curated on-line exhibitions on the PhotoForum website.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Play It Strange Trust

Towards the recording of original songs by young people.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Prima Volta Charitable Trust

Towards #operaclass 2019, an educational outreach programme bringing opera to young people and young people to opera.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $20,150

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Puti Lancaster, Owen McCarthy

Towards a new body of performance art works that explores the concept of family.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $64,688

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rachael Rakena

To participate in and develop new work at international indigenous residency programme, The Space Between Us hosted in Banff, Canada.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $6,474

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

RM Gallery and Project Office

Towards a programme of exhibitions and events for New Zealand artists and art writers.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $50,457

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

samesame but different LGBTQI Writers Festival

Towards a four-day festival celebrating LGBTQI writers of Aoteroa.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $12,340

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sarena Close

Towards a debut album of original songs.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $14,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

SaVAge K'Lub

Towards development costs of new work for Honolulu Biennial 2019.

This content is tagged as Inter-arts .

AWARDED: $37,796

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Sistema Aotearoa

Towards preparation for 'Playing for Pasifika' events in March 2019.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sriwhana Spong

Towards production costs for a new moving-image work being made for Spike Island and ST PAUL ST Gallery.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $12,477

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Starling

Towards editorial costs and contributor payments for Issues 7 & 8 of Starling.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $8,600

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Stroma New Music Ensemble

Towards a series of new music concerts in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $23,430

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tairawhiti Arts Festival

Towards the costs of the New Zealand works programme for Tairāwhiti Arts Festival 2019.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Takahe Collective Trust

To publish issues 94, 95, and 96 of Takahē literary and art magazine.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $13,400

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Te Rehia Theatre

Towards the presentation of ASTROMAN by Albert Belz in partnership with Auckland Theatre Company and Auckland Arts Festival.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Teresa Patterson, Lani Purkis, Cushla Aston

Towards a new festival celebrating international women's day 2019 in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $47,062

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Theatreview

Towards the Managing Editor, Associate Editor, Webmaster and website overheads.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $28,389

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Dowse Art Museum

Towards a catalogue underpinning the practice of the late Guy Ngan, linking exhibitions at The Dowse and Artspace New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,700

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The National

To bring Munich artist Peter Bauhuis to New Zealand to teach and deliver talks.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $10,885

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Therese Lloyd

Towards compiling an anthology of New Zealand poetry about New Zealand art.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $16,450

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Toitoi Media LImited

Towards publishing a journal of writing and art by young New Zealanders.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $6,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tumarangai Sciascia

To create and develop new works by 12 Māori visual artists for 'Te Ihorei', an exhibition coinciding with Te Matatini 2019.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,750

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Tupe Lualua

Towards rehearsal and performance costs of 'Shel We' by Tupua Tigāfua for the Measina Festival 2018.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $27,574

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Tyne Gordon

Towards new work for solo exhibition at The Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki, Christchurch.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $8,272

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Unitec Institute of Technology

Towards a creative arts and cultural immersion programme for young people to establish a community arts park in Mangere, South Auckland.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $49,992

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

University of Canterbury

Towards the Artist in Residence Programme 2019 at Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $18,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

University of Canterbury

Towards the Ursula Bethell residency for Aotearoa New Zealand writers at the University of Canterbury.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Vanessa Immink

To tour theatre work, 'Talofa Papa' at Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe and Basement Theatre in Auckland in 2019.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $34,925

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Venture Southland

To present a programme of New Zealand works at Southland Arts Festival 2019.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $43,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Victoria McIntosh, Kelly McDonald

For Kelly McDonald and Victoria McIntosh to attend and participate in an exhibition and symposium at the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $9,955

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Virginia Leonard

Towards participating in a public panel discussion and group exhibition at NCECA and The University of Iowa, USA.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $18,140

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust

To implement new community engagement initiatives for young people in the first half of 2019.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Visesio Siasau

Towards an artist residency and exhibition of contemporary Tongan and Māori art at multiple arts venues in New York.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $8,071

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Towards a publication to complement a major exhibition of art by Michael Shepherd.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $6,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

WAITI Productions Ltd

To present 'I Ain't Mad At Cha' by Turene Jones at the Kia Mau Indigenous Festival, Pōneke 2019.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $37,190

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

West Auckland Kiribati Association

Towards teaching and learning Banaban customary dance arts for the 40th anniversary Kiribati Independence Day 2019 festivities.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Yuki Kihara

Towards the production costs for the first iteration of new work.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $65,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund