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Funding calendar 2020/21 (pdf 90KB)

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NOW CLOSED: We've reached our maximum number of 200 submitted applications for round 2 of Arts Grants, which includes Toi Ake Fund. The next round opens on 22 Feb 2021. The Toi Ake Fund is an initiative tailored to iwi, hapū, whakapapa-based rōpū and mātāwaka to cultivate and retain heritage ngā toi Māori (Māori arts) and foster their distinctive arts and cultural practices. Read more

Amount:

$10,000 to $75,000

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Notified
17 Sep 2020
25 Sep 2020, 1pm
17 Sep 2020

The Toi Tipu Toi Rea – Emerging Māori Artist Fund supports emerging Māori artists or practitioners at an early stage of their career to undertake an arts project. Offered as part of Arts Grants rounds 3 and 7, the rounds may close before the closing date if we receive the maximum 200 applications. Read more

Amount:

$5,000 to $10,000

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Round 1
Notified
21 Sep 2020
23 Oct 2020, 1pm
13 Nov 2020

This fund provides two rounds of emergency support for Tōtara and Kahikatea organisations receiving multi-year funding that have been materially negatively impacted by COVID-19. The funding is to help organisations maintain their key people and honour contracts with other creative practitioners until 31 December 2020 for round one and to 30 June 2021 for round two. Read more

Amount:

Varies depending on minimum amount needed

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Notified
18 Sep 2020
9 Oct 2020, 5pm
13 Nov 2020

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

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Arts Grants offer short-term project funding for New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations (including groups and collectives). This funding enables more sustainable careers, encourages innovation and the development of arts practice, and provides opportunities for diverse communities to access the arts. Read more

Amount:

$5,000 to $75,000

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Notified
21 Sep 2020
23 Oct 2020, 1pm
13 Nov 2020
Round 2
Closed (11 Nov 2020)
19 Oct 2020
20 Nov 2020, 1pm
11 Dec 2020

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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

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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

Artforms funded:

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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

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A delegation of Māori and contemporary Pasifika artists will be selected to represent Aotearoa New Zealand at the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) in Hawai'i in June 2020. All delegates are required to present or exhibit work at the festival. Read more

Amount:

Flights, land transport, accommodation, meals and a daily per diem. Funding can be sought to create or redevelop a work to present or exhibit at the festival.

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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

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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

Artforms funded:

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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

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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

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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

Artforms funded:

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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

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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

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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

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Supporting Māori artists to collaborate with international indigenous artists in creating new work or redeveloping an existing work. This is an opportunity to exchange ideas, artistic techniques and cultural practices. Read more

Amount:

$75,000 in total for a minimum of two projects

Artforms funded:

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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

Artforms funded:

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

Artforms funded:

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A small delegation of Māori and Pasifika youth ambassadors will be selected to participate in the Youth Ambassador Leadership Programme at the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) in Hawai’i in June 2020. Read more

Amount:

Flights, land transport, accommodation, meals and a daily per diem. Reasonable costs to participate in pre and post Festival activities

Artforms funded:

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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

Artforms funded:

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This fund, created for organisations, aims to incentivise local and regional investment 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

Artforms funded:

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Funding rounds

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Opening dates:
Closing dates:
Notification dates:
Round 1
Notified
31 Aug 2020
30 Oct 2020, 1pm
27 Nov 2020

This new fund is designed to support transformation or significant development of the business model and/or artistic practice of organisations in the Toi Uru Kahikatea or Toi Tōtara Haemata investment programmes. The fund encourages new ways of working within changed environments and supports new and adapted organisational models in response to the opportunities presented by COVID-19. We’re interested in proposals focused on a re-think of organisational systems and processes and the adoption and deployment of digital technologies and solutions. Read more

Amount:

Varies depending on proposal

Artforms funded:

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Funding rounds

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Opening dates:
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Round 1
Closed
31 Aug 2020
16 Oct 2020, 1pm
4 Dec 2020

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.

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The 34th annual Ngā Taonga Toi a Te Waka Toi (Te Waka Toi Awards) will celebrate and recognise the artistic excellence, achievement and contribution of Māori artists working in customary and contemporary Māori arts. Three of these awards are open for public nomination. Read more

Amount:

Varies by award

Artforms funded:

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The first stage of the Pasifika Festivals Initiative – the Tasi Wave – provides financial support to stabilise Pasifika festivals in the short term through to 31 December 2020. Tasi Wave will address the impacts of COVID-19 so that Pasifika festivals are able to build capability where relevant and deliver activity from 1 January 2021 as part of the future Lua, Tolu and Fa Waves. Read more

Amount:

Varies depending on minimum amount needed

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Notified
21 Sep 2020
23 Oct 2020, 1pm
6 Nov 2020

Annual Arts Grants offer funding to enable artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to present a regular or continuous programme of activity over a 12-month period and/or produce or present a significant event or project. Read more

Amount:

up to $150,000

Artforms funded:

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Funding rounds

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Opening dates:
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Round 1
Notified
3 Aug 2020
2 Oct 2020, 1pm
4 Nov 2020

NOW CLOSED: We've reached our maximum number of 200 submitted applications for round 2 of Arts Grants, which includes Todd New Writer's Bursary. The annual Todd New Writer's Bursary allows a promising published writer or presented playwright, at an early stage of their career, to work on an approved project. Read more

Amount:

Varies

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Notified
24 Aug 2020
25 Sep 2020, 1pm
16 Oct 2020

This newly established Capability Fund is designed to support organisations to address immediate organisational needs and to help stabilise and increase the sustainability of their businesses in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 environment. Read more

Amount:

Up to $30,000

Artforms funded:

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Funding rounds

Status:
Opening dates:
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Round 1
Notified
31 Aug 2020
2 Oct 2020, 1pm
23 Oct 2020
Round 2
Notified
31 Aug 2020
16 Oct 2020, 1pm
13 Nov 2020

This award promotes and encourages choreography in New Zealand contemporary dance, focusing on the work of emerging choreographers. It was established in 1999 from a bequest by Mrs Lang. Offered as part of Arts Grants round 3, the round may close before the closing date if we receive the maximum 200 applications. Read more

Amount:

$5,000 to $10,000

Artforms funded:

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Funding rounds

Status:
Opening dates:
Closing dates:
Notification dates:
Round 1
Notified
21 Sep 2020
23 Oct 2020, 1pm
13 Nov 2020

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