Global Networks Presentation Fund 2021/22

This fund supports in-person/physical, digital or hybrid international presentations of work that are the result of one of Creative New Zealand's international initiatives. This includes adapting existing work to respond to this international presentation opportunity.

Artforms funded:

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Funding rounds

Status:
Opening dates:
Closing dates:
Notification dates:
Round 1
Closed
4 Oct 2021
29 Oct 2021, 1pm
3 Dec 2021

1. Check your eligibility

Who can apply

  • Individuals who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
  • New Zealand-based organisations (including groups and collectives).
  • International arts organisations, but the application must show direct benefit to New Zealand arts.

Eligibility specific to Global Networks Presentation Fund 2021/22

You must have a confirmed invitation to present work as the result of one of our international initiatives including the Global Wayfinding Programme. Priority will be given to invitations that are the result of the Te Manu Ka Tau international visitor programme.

Note the portal application form will only be made available to those artists and arts organisations we believe meet these criteria. If you believe you are eligible, email Eleanor Congreve, Senior Adviser International Services and Initiatives to discuss your project. If approved, the application form will be made available to you.

Project timing

Your project, or the stage of it for which you are seeking funding, must:

  • commence after 3 December 2021
  • be completed by 2 December 2022

You are only eligible to apply for costs incurred during your application project timeline – this starts after the notification date. Creative New Zealand can’t support retrospective costs.

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
    • achieved a degree of critical or sales success
    • specialised training or practical experience.

For more information about track record requirements for your artform see our Funding guidelines - the artforms we support

If you don't have the track record we're looking for, you may be able to get funding through the Creative Communities Scheme.

How often you can apply

You can apply once to this fund. There are two funding rounds scheduled for this financial year (1 July 2021 – 31 June 2022). If the total programme’s funds are allocated to round 1, the second round will not be offered. We’ll announce this by 31 December 2021.

Re-applying for the same project

Resubmissions of declined projects from past funding opportunities may be considered in limited circumstances at the discretion of Creative New Zealand.  For more information see our Funding Guidelines – Reapplying for the same project

Other Creative New Zealand funding

  • Your project, or project phase, must not have received funding from any of our funding programmes or initiatives, including the Creative Communities Scheme.  
  • Organisations in the Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programmes and Annual Arts Grant recipients are eligible to apply but only for a new project, or new project phase that extends beyond what Creative New Zealand currently funds you to deliver.
  • Does your project involve organisations in our Toi Uru Kahikatea or Toi Tōtara Haemata investment programmes? Do you intend to partner with, or present at one of these organisations? If so, you must supply a letter from them that outlines their contribution to the project.

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 or another funding contract. In addition, if we consider the terms and conditions of funding to be seriously breached, we reserve the right to terminate the grant and seek repayment.

For more information see our Funding guidelines – breaches of agreement

2. See what's funded

Purpose

This fund supports in person/physical, digital or hybrid international presentations of work that are the result of one of Creative New Zealand's international initiatives including the adaptation of existing work to respond to this international presentation opportunity.

The objectives of the fund are to develop international audiences, markets, networks, collaborations and opportunities for New Zealand artists and companies.

It recognises and responds to opportunities that are the result of relationships with international presenters and platforms established through one of our International Initiatives.

It supports:

  • In-person/physical, digital or hybrid international presentations of visual art and craft, performing arts/music and literature.
  • The adaptation of existing work for presentation, including collaborating with international artists/companies/institutions to respond to a confirmed international presentation invitation.
  • The development of innovative ways of presenting existing work internationally and engaging with international audiences to respond to a confirmed international presentation invitation.  

What we fund

Up to $50,000 towards project costs.

Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate:

  • an invitation for international presentation is the direct result of the Te Manu Ka Tau international visitor programme.
  • there is the potential to open new international markets, audiences and opportunities for the artist/company.
  • the project shows an innovative approach to adapting and/or presenting work.

What we don’t fund

  • Activities that another Creative New Zealand funding programme or initiative is designed to support.
  • Activities that are the responsibility of other government agencies.
  • Projects, project phases or programmes of activity that have received support from Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage via the Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme.
  • Core education resources and activities that are part of the curriculum and course of study in New Zealand, including early learning, school or further education.
  • Game design, fashion design and commercial design.
  • Feature films, short films and film/screen development activities.
  • Purchase of capital items, renovating or buying buildings, or restoring marae.
  • Activities that are part of the core business of a Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO), Territorial Local Authority (TLA) or Council Controlled Organisation (CCO).

For more information see our Funding guidelines – what we don’t fund

What to include in your application

Your application must include, as support material for the Process section of your application:

  • A confirmed invitation letter from the host, presenter or partner which includes:
    • evidence that they are contributing financially to the project, including fees
    • information about the risk mitigations in place including COVID-related risks
    • confirmation that the presenter has sufficient experience and resources to deliver the project successfully, including outlining their marketing and promotion plans.
  • An explanation of how this opportunity delivers to your international goals, including:
    • what international success looks like for you
    • information about the work’s previous presentation track record
    • evidence that you understand the risks and have strategies to mitigate them, including a contingency plan should the project be cancelled
  • Quotes for major costs included in the budget, including travel and freight quotes and costs associated with presenting the work internationally.

You must attach your international plan as support material. Here's a resource to help you develop your international plan: A guide to developing your international plan

We can fund projects that are non-fee paying, including performance which involve a box-office share arrangement.  Applicants will be required to provide evidence that they have sufficient experience and resources to manage any risks as well as their own marketing and promotion plans.  

We do not fund production costs for presenting New Zealand music, theatre or dance by an international company for an international audience unless this is in collaboration with the New Zealand artist or relevant arts organisation.

COVID-19 Alert Levels

When applying, you must include a COVID-19 Contingency Plan. This plan must be submitted as an attachment with your application and should include how you will undertake or adapt your project under all New Zealand government COVID-19 Alert Levels and any government advisories (including alert levels) for the country where the project is to take place. For further guidance and a template plan see our Funding guidelines - A guide to developing your COVID-19 contingency plan. Your application will be made ineligible if this is not included in your application. 

We will also continue to comply with government advisories (including alert levels) and/or border controls. For this reason, when making funding decisions, we may decline a programme or project if it is not viable at the time of notification, regardless of when the project is planned to take place.

International activity guidelines and advice

Make sure you read the updated International activity guidelines before submitting an application.

We anticipate that the majority of activity involving an artist or practitioner participating overseas will occur virtually for some time. If your project requires international travel you will need to follow official travel advice. You and your international partners should carefully consider the additional risks of travel.

You can only include international travel in your application if the government travel advisory permits it at the time of application, for example the Australia/New Zealand Trans-Tasman ‘bubble’. We will not accept the cost of quarantining or managed isolation as eligible costs.

If advisory or border control information changes during the period between submission and decision Creative New Zealand reserves the right to exercise discretion and/or comply with government advisories and/or border controls.

Read our Funding guidelines - international activity

Aligning with Creative New Zealand strategic outcomes

As well as achieving one of the programme purposes above, you also need to specify which of Creative New Zealand’s strategic outcomes your activity or project aligns with. We are focused on achieving these long-term goals or strategic outcomes to develop a strong and dynamic arts environment.

In your application you must choose one of these Creative New Zealand strategic outcomes to be assessed on:

  • New Zealand arts gain international success.
  • New Zealand’s arts sector is resilient.
  • High quality New Zealand art is developed.

See our Funding guidelines - Strategic Outcomes for more information.

Remuneration  

Applications to this fund should adopt a fair remuneration approach within application budgets. For more information see our Funding guidelines - remuneration

Additional activity guidelines and advice

Specific requirements and guidelines apply to some activities so you must check if any are relevant to your application. For more information see our Funding guidelines - activity guidelines and advice

Funding limits

The maximum amount you can apply for is $50,000.

For more information see our Funding guidelines - activity guidelines and advice

Email Eleanor Congreve, Senior Adviser International Services and Initiatives if you have further questions.

3. Make an application

Register or Log in


  1. Register or log in to the portal and select Global Networks Presentation Fund 2021/22 Round 1. Note the portal application form will only be made available to those artists and arts organisations we believe meet these criteria. If you believe you are eligible, email Eleanor Congreve, Senior Adviser International Services and Initiatives to discuss your project. If approved, the application form will be made available to you.
  2. Read the funding guidelines
  3. Prepare a budget. Read and watch videos about budgets at Funding guidelines – standard project budget template
  4. Gather support material. Read the Funding guidelines - support material
  5. Complete each question in the portal application form
  6. Submit your application by 1pm on the closing date of 29 October 2021 (earlier if you can).

See here for the Audience figures template (xlsx 94KB)

4. Assessing applications

What we assess your application on

Idea

Is it a strong idea? We look for the following indicators:

  • The presenter/platform/collaborating artist are reputable.
  • The work being presented is appropriate for this presenter/audience/market.
  • The adaptation of the work, presentation format or approach to audience engagement is responding in an innovative way to the challenges of the current COVID context.

Viability

Can it be achieved? We look for the following indicators:

  • The people involved have the capability to deliver to a high standard.
  • The budget is thorough and accurate, and other contributions are appropriate.
  • The proposed project is likely to be viable within the COVID-19 context.

Strategic fit

Does it deliver to Creative New Zealand outcomes? We look for the following indicators:

  • There is good potential for the applicant to develop international markets/audiences/opportunities as a result.
  • The activity will strengthen existing networks and/or develop new networks with international presenters and influencers.
  • The project delivers to the selected strategic outcome.

International Strategy

Does it deliver to your international plan/strategy? We look for the following indicators:

  • The applicant’s strategy/goals are clear and realistic, the given timeframes are achievable and there are resources available.
  • The opportunity is aligned with the applicant’s international strategy/goals or a clear rationale has been provided as to why this opportunity is important.
  • The target markets/audiences/platforms are well-considered and have taken into consideration the current COVID context.

Aligning with Creative New Zealand strategic outcomes

As well as achieving one of the programme purposes above, you also need to specify which of Creative New Zealand’s strategic outcomes your activity or project aligns with. We are focused on achieving these long-term goals or strategic outcomes to develop a strong and dynamic arts environment.

In your application you must choose one of these Creative New Zealand strategic outcomes to be assessed on:

  • New Zealand arts gain international success.
  • New Zealand’s arts sector is resilient.
  • High quality New Zealand art is developed.

See our Funding guidelines - Strategic Outcomes for more information.

Scoring your application

Our assessors use the following assessment scale to score all areas:

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

How we assess your application

Peer assessment is critical to Creative New Zealand’s decision-making process for funding, with external peer assessors using their knowledge and expertise to provide independent and impartial advice.

Two external peer assessors will assess your application, using the assessment criteria and assessment scale listed above, and resulting in a total possible score per assessor of 28.

Following assessment, an assessment panel will be convened, providing an important opportunity for our peer assessors to discuss the collective merits of projects within the funding round.

This panel will consist of external peer assessors who have assessed the applications being discussed. The panel will make recommendations for funding by coming to a consensus at the meeting. Creative New Zealand staff will provide advice where required.

After the panel meeting, Creative New Zealand holds an internal moderation meeting, without assessors present but including the facilitator of the panel meeting where possible/relevant. At this meeting staff consider the assessment scores, commentary and ranked order, as well as whether the range of recommended projects will meet the purposes of the programme and whether there are any gaps in achieving our strategic outcomes. On occasion the moderation group’s final recommendations may differ from those made by the panel (for example, if one artform or community is considerably under-represented).

The moderation group makes final recommendations to Creative New Zealand’s Senior Manager for Arts Development Services, who makes the final decision of which applications will receive funding.

Who are our External Peer Assessors?

We have a large number of external peer assessors, assessing a range of applications to our funding programmes and initiatives. They are selected based on their knowledge and experience in an artform and represent the diversity of the artists and arts organisations who apply for funding. We have a number of Māori and Pasifika assessors who assess applications to our ngā toi Māori and Pacific arts funding pools or artforms.

You can nominate peer assessors – information and nomination form below:

Peer Assessor nomination form (doc 167KB)

Peer Assessor terms and conditions (pdf 259KB)

For more information about the assessment process and criteria see our Funding guidelines - assessment

5. Notification of results

We will email all applicants their result five weeks after the application closing date. We will notify applicants on Friday 3 December 2021.

We also list successful grant recipients on who got funded

If you are successful, we will contact you about your:

  • funding agreement
  • payment schedule
  • reporting requirements.

6. On completion

A project completion report is required within 8 weeks of the project end date. To be considered for further funding, your report needs to be submitted on time.

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7. Who to contact