Asia Discovers Asia Meeting (ADAM), Taipei

A three week residency in Taipei bringing together performing, experimental and multidisciplinary artists from the Asia-Pacific region. You’ll get to extend your artistic practice and work collaboratively with a new network of artists.


$5000 for one artist
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Round 1
6 Apr 2018, 12pm

1. Check your eligibility

Who can apply

  • As an individual you must be a New Zealand (NZ) citizen or permanent resident.
  • NZ-based organisations can apply.
  • If you are an overseas-based NZ artist or organisation you can apply. But your application must show direct benefit to NZ arts and you must have it endorsed by:
    • NZ artist(s) currently resident in NZ and/or;
    • NZ-based arts organisation(s) (must be well established).

Late reports and breaches of agreements

We cannot fund you if you, your organisation, or key members of your team:

  • are more than 16 weeks overdue with a report for a previous grant or investment
  • are in breach of the conditions of a current funding agreement
  • were in 'default' of a funding agreement and sent in a late report in the six months prior to the closing date for a new application.

Benefits and track record

To be eligible for Creative New Zealand funding:

  • Your project or activities must directly benefit New Zealand arts, artists or practitioners.
  • You must have a track record of experience and success — this means you must have:
    • recognition from peers or experts
    • specialised training or practical experience.

Eligibility for Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance (ADAM)

Applicants must:

  • have a track record of creating their own work and provide evidence of their ability to work in partnership or deliver a collaborative project
  • confirm their availability to participate in the three week programme in Taipei, Taiwan from 15 August – 2 September 2018 (accommodation will be provided from 14 August – 3 September)
  • describe how attending this initiative fits into their overall long-term international plans with respect to Asia.

2. See what's funded

What we fund

Up to NZ$5000 for one participant to attend and contribute to the following costs:


Asia Discovers Asia Meeting (ADAM) is an initiative of the Taipei Performing Arts Center designed to foster new ways of creating and working collaboratively.  The collaborative nature of the program allows artists to develop friendships and pave the way for future partnerships.

The aim is to:

  • provide artists with the opportunity to take their practice to a new level of creative and artistic experiment through the exchange of artistic skills, techniques, and cultural knowledge
  • create a strongly linked network of artists who can work effectively across regions to develop artistic works together
  • offer New Zealand artists the opportunity to develop their knowledge of artistic and cultural practices in Asia
  • provide the foundation for the long-term development of international markets and audiences in Asia.

What is the Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance (ADAM)?

ADAM is a new contemporary performance network of artists and presenters from Asia committed to deepening exchanges between artists, facilitating their artistic development, and strengthening international collaborations.  ADAM is a new initiative of the Taipei Performing Arts Center which held its inaugural programme in 2017.

More on the ADAM website

Programme structure

The 20-day residency is delivered in two components:

Part 1: Artist lab (15-29 Aug 2018)

Part 2: ADAM Meeting (30 Aug – 2 Sept 2018): Presenters, venue programmers and curators from around the region are invited to meet the artists and engage in conversations about practice and project ideas over a four day period.

3. Make an application

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How to apply

To apply for this opportunity:

  1. Start your application online (you may need to register first)
  2. Gather support material
  3. Submit your application online by 6 April 2018, 5pm.

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4. Assessing applications

Assessment process

Your application will be assessed by one peer assessor and an ADAM representative. Recommendations are made to Creative New Zealand’s Senior Manager, Arts Development Services for decision.

Assessment criteria

Your application will be assessed on three criteria of idea, viability and strategic fit and each criterion is given a score out of 7.

IDEA - this opportunity will strengthen the applicant’s artistic practice


  • The applicant’s current artistic practice and ideas are clearly expressed.
  • The applicant’s research questions are clearly articulated and compelling.
  • The applicant is clear about how this opportunity will develop their practice.

VIABILITY – there is a track record and capability to deliver


  • The applicant has a solid track record of creating their own high-quality work.
  • The applicant has a solid track record of working collaboratively.
  • The applicant’s motivation and long term plan for wanting to work internationally are sound.

STRATEGIC FIT – there is alignment with the purpose of the Asia Discovers Asia meeting


  • This opportunity will develop the applicant’s knowledge of artistic and cultural practices in Asia
  • This opportunity will extend the applicant’s international networks
  • The applicant has the ability to link in with a network of artists who can work across regions to develop artistic works together.

Assessment Scale



7---Exceeds all indicators
6---Satisfies all indicators and exceeds in more than one
5---Satisfies all indicators and exceeds in one
4---Satisfies all indicators
3---Satisfies most indicators however there are minor reservations
2---Satisfies some indicators however there are major reservations
1---Does not meet the indicators
0---There is no evidence provided

5. Notification of results

Applicants will be notified of results via email by 26 April 2018.

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6. On completion

A project completion report is required within 12 weeks of the project end date using the report template provided by Creative New Zealand. To be considered for further funding, your report needs to be submitted on time.

A follow-up report is required 18 months after the completion report to see if more opportunities have come about as a result of this project.

7. Who to contact

Catherine George
Senior Adviser, International
DDI: 09 926 5480
Mobile: 027 807 4221