Producers’ Network Meeting & Forum, Hong Kong

A platform run by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority bringing together performing arts producers and programmers. Participants will examine the regional variations in artistic practice, audiences, and arts ecologies with a particular focus on China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.


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$3,200 towards travel, accommodation and registration.

23 Mar 2018

1:00 pm

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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 the Producers’ Network Meeting & Forum

Applicants must have:

  • a minimum of five years experience producing or programming performing arts projects either as an independent producer or through a performing arts venue, arts festival, or a public engagement programme
  • experience in developing or delivering collaborative projects in an international context particularly in Asia
  • evidence of availability to participate in the programme which runs from 17 – 21 May 2018 in Hong Kong
  • a long-term international strategy that outlines engagement with Asia, in particular with China, Hong Kong, Macau and/or Taiwan.

2. See what's funded

What we fund

Up to NZ$3200 for one participant to attend contributing to the following costs:

  • International travel to Hong Kong.
  • Accommodation for six nights from 16 – 21 May 2018.
  • Registration fees.


The Producers’ Network Meeting & Forum is a platform for performing arts producers and programmers from different regions to share their experiences and to explore international collaborations.  PNMF is organised by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) and has a particular focus on China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. 

New Zealand-based producers or programmers in the performing arts will have the opportunity to:

  • develop their practice through the exchange of artistic and cultural knowledge with international peers
  • extend their networks with producers and presenters from Asia, in particular throughout China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau for future creative collaboration and information sharing;
  • contribute to the long-term development of international markets and audiences in Asia.

Expected outcomes:

  • To increase collaboration between practitioners from New Zealand and Asia, and advance long-term international artistic exchanges.
  • To build knowledge, expertise and networks in Asia.  
  • To contribute to the long-term development of international markets and audiences for New Zealand arts in Asia.


The theme of this year’s event 'Championing Innovation' will examine programme planning, venue operation, audience development and inter-disciplinary collaboration.


Hotel Stage (1 Chi Wo St, Jordan, Hong Kong)


Mandarin & English, with English / Mandarin simultaneous interpretation

Speakers & Guests:

  • Emma Gladstone (Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Dance Umbrella, UK)
  • Crystal D (Independent curator, mainland China)
  • Lin Fang-Yi (Independent curator, critic and composer, Taiwan)


  • Louis Yu (Executive Director, Performing Arts, WKCDA)
  • Alison Friedman (Artistic Director, Performing Arts, WKCDA)
  • Anna CY Chan (Head of Dance, Performing Arts, WKCDA)
  • Low Kee Hong (Head of Theatre, Performing Arts, WKCDA)
  • Kung Chi Shing (Artistic Associate (Music), Performing Arts, WKCDA)

Read about the speakers, Moderators and Guests

Event includes:

  • Provocations.
  • Small-group meetings.
  • Project pitching sessions.

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 23 March 2018, 5pm.

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4. Assessing applications

Assessment process

Your application will be assessed by a peer assessor. Recommendations are made to Creative New Zealand’s Senior Manager, Arts Development Services for a 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 indicators:

  • The applicant has clearly articulated how this opportunity will develop their practice
  • This opportunity aligns with the applicant’s own international strategy / goals.
  • This opportunity has the potential to develop the applicant’s ability to operate in Asia. 

VIABILITY indicators:

  • The applicant has a solid track record of delivering collaborative projects.
  • The applicant has a solid track record of delivering projects in an international context.
  • The applicant has sufficient experience working in Asia. 
  • The applicant’s international goals are realistic and well resourced.

STRATEGIC FIT indicators:

  • The applicant has the potential to establish collaborations and exchanges between New Zealand and Asian artists.
  • The applicant has the potential to strengthen networks and partnerships
  • The applicant has the potential to open up new international markets for New Zealand artists.

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 13 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