Fundraising for the Arts - Staff Placements
Selected arts organisations can apply for funding towards the salary costs of a fundraising staff placement. Support for organisations based in the Auckland region and Northland is through a partnership between Creative New Zealand and Foundation North.
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Up to $50,000 per successful applicant
7 Feb 2020
Who can apply
Creative New Zealand’s investment clients nationwide and selected organisations that are funded by Foundation North in the Auckland region and Northland.
Eligibility for Fundraising for the Arts – Staff Placements Fund
To apply for this funding, applicants must comply with Creative New Zealand’s general eligibility criteria and:
- have met all mandatory reporting requirements of both Creative New Zealand and Foundation North for all previous grants.
- make a financial and/or in-kind contribution to the staff placement.
- have a fundraising strategy for their organisation and a plan for the period of the staff placement including specific targets.
- be able to specify how the role will support the delivery of a fundraising strategy within the region the organisation is based in, even if they have a national focus
- be able to demonstrate endorsement from the organisation’s Board and a commitment to long-term building in this area.
In addition, for applications for a placement within the Auckland region and Northland, applicants must:
- meet all Foundation North’s eligibility criteria including be a registered incorporated society, or a registered charitable trust, or on the charities register, and in operation for twelve months.
Your project, or the stage of it for which you are seeking funding, must:
- start after 27 March 2020
- be completed by 27 March 2021
How often you can apply
- You can make one application to this funding round.
- Recipients may receive up to a total of $100,000 over the lifespan of the fund (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020).
Re-applying for the same project
Email Funding Services to check whether you are eligible to resubmit a previously declined application. For more detail visit our Funding guidelines - reapplying for the same project
Other Creative New Zealand funding
Organisations in the Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programmes are eligible to apply. But they must show how the activity:
- will extend beyond what Creative New Zealand currently funds the organisation to deliver
- offers additional delivery to our Investment Strategy Te Ara Whakamua 2018–2023
Breaches of agreements
We cannot consider an application if you, your organisation, or key members of your project team are in breach of the conditions of a current funding agreement, which includes missing the deadline for reporting on a previous grant.
For more information see our Funding guidelines – breaches of agreement
The Fundraising for the Arts - Staff Placements Fund offers selected arts organisations the opportunity to apply for funding towards the salary costs of a fundraising staff placement. Support for organisations based in the Auckland region and Northland is via a partnership between Creative New Zealand and Foundation North.
The purpose of the fund is to build arts organisations’ capability and help them to diversify their income streams to increase their sustainability. It provides targeted resourcing to assist organisations to implement their existing fundraising strategies and practically deliver their plans.
What we fund
- A recipient may receive up to $50,000 in any one funding round.
- A recipient may receive up to a total of $100,000 over the lifespan of the fund (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020).
- Creative New Zealand and Foundation North will fund each grant equally for arts organisations within the Auckland region and Northland. GST is payable on the grant portion from Creative New Zealand. GST is not payable on the grant portion from Foundation North.
- The grant will be payable on confirmation of the fundraiser’s appointment.
What to include
In your application, you must include:
- An organisational fundraising strategy
- A work plan for the placement period that includes objectives/goals and SMART targets for the staff member.
- A coaching/mentoring plan for the staff member including the name of a senior leader/manager who will be accountable for, and support, the position.
- A letter of support from the organisation’s Board that endorses the position and outlines longer-term plans for investing in fundraising capability within the organisation and commitment to implement and engage in the fundraising strategy.
- A time-frame, recruitment process and a Position Description for the role (full-time or part-time).
- A budget including the contribution from the organisation (in-kind and financial).
- A strategy for ensuring the role is sustainable and retained beyond the term of the funding.
How to apply
Log in to the portal select Fundraising for the Arts – Staff Placements Fund 2020.
Read the Funding guidelines
Prepare a budget using the budget template in the online application portal or the Excel template supplied in the budget guideline
Gather artistic support material. Read the Funding guidelines - support material
Complete each question in the portal application form.
- Submit your application online by 1pm on the closing date.
What we assess your application on
Is it a strong idea? We look for the following indicators:
- The organisation demonstrates a compelling need for this position at this time.
- The objectives/goals and SMART targets for the fundraiser’s role are well-aligned with the organisation’s fundraising strategy.
- The fundraiser’s role is integrated within, and well supported by, the organisation.
Can it be achieved? We look for the following indicators:
- The position description and salary are realistic for the industry and the organisation.
- The work and coaching plans provided appropriately reflect the level of capability and the support required to achieve this work.
- The objectives/goals and SMART targets of the fundraising placement role are reasonable.
Does it deliver to Creative New Zealand outcomes? We look for the following indicators:
- This placement will provide leverage for the organisation into other funding such as non-government sources.
- This placement will enable the organisation to grow its fundraising capability.
- The governance of the organisation is highly engaged in the importance of philanthropy to their sustainability.
- The project delivers to the CNZ strategic outcome that New Zealand’s art sector is resilient.
Creative New Zealand strategic outcomes
In your application you must choose New Zealand’s arts sector is resilient as the Creative New Zealand strategic outcome to be assessed on.
Scoring your application
Our assessors use the following assessment scale to score Idea, Viability and Strategic Fit:
7 – Excellent – Exceeds all indicators
6 – Very Good – Satisfies all indicators and exceeds in two
5 – Good – Satisfies all indicators and exceeds in one
4 – Acceptable – Satisfies all indicators
3 – Minor reservations – Satisfies two indicators only
2 – Major reservations – Satisfies one indicator only
1 – Unacceptable – Does not meet the indicators
Who assesses your application
External peer assessors and Foundation North staff will assess your application. External peer assessors are selected based on their experience in an artform and represent the diversity within our applicants. In accordance with our legislation, Māori and Pasifika assessors will be used to assess applications to our Māori and Pacific funds or artforms. Recommendations are made to Creative New Zealand’s Senior Manager for Arts Development Services and Foundation North for a decision.
Nominate peer assessors for our funding programmes
External peer assessors are asked to evaluate a range of applications made to Creative New Zealand’s funding programmes and initiatives against specific criteria.
We will email all applicants their result seven weeks after the application closing date. We will notify applicants on Friday 27 March 2020.
We also list successful applicants on Who got funded
If successful we will contact you about your:
- funding agreement
- payment schedule
- reporting requirements.
- A project completion report is required within 12 weeks of the project end date. Creative New Zealand will share your report with Foundation North if you are an Auckland region or Northland-based grant recipient.
- For Auckland arts organisations, the recipient must acknowledge Foundation North’s grant in its annual report and audited accounts.
- Case studies and information about the results of the Arts Philanthropy and Partnerships Programme may also be published, in consultation with the relevant organisations.
For more information or advice:
- phone 0800 273 284
- email firstname.lastname@example.org