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COVID-19 UPDATE:

We’ll be offering new funding opportunities in our new financial year, which begins in July 2020, with some details available from late June. The new opportunities will be Phase 2 of our Emergency Response Package, a response to the negative impact of COVID-19 on the arts sector.

Our Phase 1 funding opportunities are now closed, having been offered between 14 April and the end of May, with a number of applications still being processed.

See funding results and other information about our response to COVID-19

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We have suspended all funding programmes currently open, due to open or with applications being assessed. See our news for more information on our response to COVID-19. This fund supports the development of new, high-quality New Zealand work for presentation in targeted territories in Asia. Read more

Amount:

$200,000 for this funding round

Closing dates:

8 May 2019

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New Zealand performing arts producers and companies are supported to attend performing arts markets in Asia with the aim of exploring presentation opportunities and building networks. Read more

Amount:

Up to $3,500 per delegate or $25,000 per company

Closing dates:

20 Jul 2018

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We have suspended all funding programmes currently open, due to open or with applications being assessed. See our news for more information on our response to COVID-19. The Innovation Fund is a three-year initiative designed to support clients of Creative New Zealand’s Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes to build innovation into their regular practice. Read more

Amount:

Up to $100,000

Closing dates:

24 Apr 2019

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Each year Creative New Zealand provides funding to city and district councils for distributing in their area. The scheme supports more than 1,800 projects every year. Applications are made directly to your local council and closing dates vary. Read more

Amount:

Mostly under $2,000

Closing dates:

7 Jul 2015

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This award promotes and encourages choreography in New Zealand contemporary dance, focusing the work of emerging choreographers. It was established in 1999 from a bequest by Mrs Lang. Read more

Amount:

Up to $10,000

Closing dates:

4 Oct 2019

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This new programme helps first time Australia Performing Arts Market (APAM) attendees get the most out of this important market for contemporary performing arts professionals in the Asia Pacific region. We are offering support for up to four New Zealand artists/producers to participate in February 2018. Read more

Amount:

NZ$2,500 towards travel, accommodation and registration.

Closing dates:

3 Nov 2017

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An Emergency Relief Grant is a contribution towards loss of income between 1 March and 30 June due to COVID-19. This grant is a lump sum top-up of the WINZ COVID-19 Wage Subsidy to align with Creative New Zealand’s policy to pay artists and arts practitioners fairly. Applicants to this fund must have successfully applied to the COVID-19 WINZ Wage Subsidy. The Creative New Zealand Emergency Relief fund is available for eligible independent artists and arts practitioners, and members of arts organisations (including groups and collectives). Read more

Amount:

Amount varies depending on the individual subsidy received from WINZ.

Closing dates:

29 May 2020

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The fellowship is awarded every two years to an established or senior choreographer who has produced a significant body of work, to work on a major project. Read more

Amount:

Up to $100,000 over two years

Closing dates:

29 Mar 2019

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This fund supports international presentations (tours and exhibitions) that are the result of one of Creative New Zealand's international initiatives. It also supports delegates to attend or showcase at international performing arts markets. Read more

Amount:

Amounts vary – see What we fund for details

Closing dates:

14 Feb 2020

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Deadline extended to 1 May 2020. This fund supports clients in our Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes to diversify their income, increase support from donors and business partners and develop their fundraising capability. It is part of the Arts Philanthropy and Partnerships Programme for investment clients. Read more

Amount:

Up to $20,000 per applicant

Closing dates:

1 May 2020

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This fund supports contemporary Ngā Toi Māori work to tour regions in New Zealand with a significant Māori population. Areas to be toured should be outside Auckland and Wellington central business districts. Read more

Amount:

$150,000 towards at least three projects

Closing dates:

6 Sep 2019

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Supporting projects by arts organisations that engage with Māori, Pacific and Asian communities in the Auckland Region. This is a partnership between Creative New Zealand and Foundation North. Read more

Amount:

up to $100,000

Closing dates:

7 Feb 2020

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This fund supports artists and organisations to provide opportunities for young people aged 10-14 to participate in high-quality arts activities. It's aimed at developing creative potential, focusing on under-represented communities. Read more

Amount:

Up to $65,000

Closing dates:

14 Feb 2020

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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. Read more

Amount:

Up to $50,000 per successful applicant

Closing dates:

7 Feb 2020

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To support New Zealand artists and practitioners, across all art forms, to research and scope collaborative projects with artists and practitioners in targeted territories in Asia. Read more

Amount:

A maximum of $6,000 per application

Closing dates:

19 Oct 2018

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An Arts Continuity Grant is offered to support a short-term arts project, or the stage of a project, that can be delivered within a changed and evolving environment as a result of COVID-19. Projects can include the creation and/or presentation of new work. Existing projects submitted to our suspended funds can be reframed and resubmitted. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with weekly decision-making. Read more

Amount:

Up to $50,000

Closing dates:

29 May 2020

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Wild Creations offers artists the opportunity to engage in a Department of Conservation experience. The selected artists will create new work that tells the conservation story and enriches New Zealanders’ lives through connection to our nature and heritage. Read more

Amount:

$36,000 supporting at least two projects

Closing dates:

6 Dec 2019

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This fund supports the creation and presentation of collaborative projects between artists and practitioners from New Zealand and targeted territories in Asia. This opportunity is only open to applicants who have completed stage one. Read more

Amount:

Total budget of $100,000

Closing dates:

1 Nov 2019

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The first phase of the Short-term Relief for Investment Clients provides emergency support for existing investment clients to survive the impact of COVID-19, maintain their key people and in some cases support the broader ecology of freelance practitioners until 30 June 2020. Investment clients are the 83 arts organisations currently receiving multi-year funding via the Tōtara and Kahikatea investment programmes. Given the rapidly changing circumstances this will continue to be reassessed. Read more

Amount:

There is no maximum amount, but organisations should request the minimum amount needed from Creative New Zealand in order for the organisation to regain stability or remain stable until 30 June 2020.

Closing dates:

31 May 2020

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Supporting market-ready performing artists and producers to build relationships and explore exchange opportunities with industry peers from Asia and Australia. Performing Asia is part of the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) in Brisbane during February 2018. Read more

Amount:

NZ$3,300 towards travel, accommodation, and event registration.

Closing dates:

3 Nov 2017

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We have suspended all funding programmes currently open, due to open or with applications being assessed. See our news for more information on our response to COVID-19. This fund supports high-quality arts projects focusing on women from diverse cultural backgrounds who contribute or have contributed to progressing women's rights in Aotearoa. Read more

Amount:

Up to $20,000

Closing dates:

24 Apr 2019

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We have suspended all funding programmes currently open, due to open or with applications being assessed. See our news for more information on our response to COVID-19. This initiative supports established New Zealand performing arts practitioners to build their international capability and networks by experiencing Edinburgh Festivals in 2020. Read more

Amount:

$3,300 towards international travel and festival tickets. Accommodation provided.

Closing dates:

8 May 2019

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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. Read more

Amount:

$5000 for one artist

Closing dates:

6 Apr 2018

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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. Read more

Amount:

$3,200 towards travel, accommodation and registration.

Closing dates:

23 Mar 2018

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This fund supports established organisations that want to provide opportunities for people aged 15-25 to engage in high-quality arts experiences with a focus on under-represented communities. Read more

Amount:

Up to $65,000

Closing dates:

14 Feb 2020

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This fund supports young people aged 15-25 to lead high quality arts projects by, with and/or for other young people with a focus on participation and/or access for young people from under-represented communities. Read more

Amount:

Up to $10,000

Closing dates:

14 Feb 2020

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We have suspended all funding programmes currently open, due to open or with applications being assessed. See our news for more information on our response to COVID-19. The purpose of the Ngā Toi ā Rohe – Arts in the Regions Fund is to provide an incentive for local and regional stakeholders to invest, as partners, in the development and presentation of new local arts activity outside the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Read more

Amount:

Up to $150,000 per application

Closing dates:

1 May 2019

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We have suspended all funding programmes currently open, due to open or with applications being assessed. See our news for more information on our response to COVID-19. Arts Grants offer short-term project funding for New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations. This funding enables more sustainable careers, encourages innovation and the development of arts practice, and provides opportunities for diverse communities to access the arts. **Note that all funds now close at 1pm.** Read more

Amount:

Two Streams: $10,000 to $75,000 closes 28 February 2020, Up to $10,000 closes 3 April 2020

Closing dates:

3 Apr 2019

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