To apply to Creative New Zealand you must meet the general eligibility criteria and the specific criteria for the opportunity.
To receive funding from Creative New Zealand, your project must achieve the outcomes we're looking for.
See which artforms are funded by Creative New Zealand, including the track record requirements and what can be funded for each artform.
What we don't fund
See what activities cannot be funded by Creative New Zealand.
We have additional guidelines and advice for some types of arts activity. Check to see if any apply to your application.
A thorough and accurate budget is key to the success of your project and your funding application.
High-quality support material strengthens your application, and for some activities it is a requirement.
See how your application gets assessed.
When you receive a grant from Creative New Zealand, you need to provide a report to us at the end of your project. This is called a project completion report.
CNZ portal help
Step-by-step technical guidance, tips and support to apply or assess using CNZ's portal.