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Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Tālofa, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Noa'ia, Mauri, Mālō nī, Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa. The Tasi 21 Wave of the Pasifika Festivals Fund is a contestable fund for support for eligible Pasifika festivals to present a festival in the 2021 calendar year. Tasi 21 addresses the impacts of COVID-19 so that eligible Pasifika festivals who are unable to secure sufficient funding to stage a festival in 2021 can receive a funding contribution Read more

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Up to $150,000

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Round 1
Open
15 Mar 2021
31 May 2021, 1pm
31 May 2021

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. Each round will close if 200 applications have been submitted, or if the closing date is reached. Read more

Amount:

$5,000 to $75,000

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Notified
19 Oct 2020
20 Nov 2020, 1pm
11 Dec 2020
Round 2
Open
19 Apr 2021
21 May 2021, 1pm
11 Jun 2021

This newly-established fund is designed to build arts organisations’ ability to diversify and increase their income streams, to help grow their sustainability in response to COVID-19. The fund is open to organisations in the Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programme as well as arts organisations who submitted an expression of interest to take part in our developmental programme Te Puāwaitanga in March 2020. Read more

Amount:

Up to $150,000

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Round 1
Open
22 Mar 2021
30 Apr 2021, 1pm
4 Jun 2021

Closed applications

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

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Varies

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

This residency is a Creative New Zealand partnership with the National University of Samoa. It offers three months in Apia for a mid-career or established Aotearoa-based artist of Pasifika heritage to work on an arts project and develop their skills and practice. Read more

Amount:

$25,000

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This new residency is a Creative New Zealand partnership with the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji created through the CNZ Pacific Arts Strategy 2018 – 2023. The programme offers three months in Suva for a mid-career or established Aotearoa-based artist of Pasifika heritage to work on an arts project themed around climate change. Read more

Amount:

$25,000

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The annual Louis Johnson New Writer's Bursary provides a stipend that enables a published writer or playwright at an early stage of their career to create a new work. Read more

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Varies

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Round 1
Notified
22 Feb 2021
26 Mar 2021, 1pm
16 Apr 2021

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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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

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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 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

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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

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Up to $10,000

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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

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Up to $150,000

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Notified
31 Aug 2020
30 Oct 2020, 1pm
27 Nov 2020

The Moana Nui a Kiva fund supports Aotearoa-based Pasifika artists to collaborate with artists and communities in Oceania to research, develop and present arts projects. This is an opportunity to exchange ideas, artistic techniques and cultural practices. This fund is offered in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Read more

Amount:

Up to $30,000

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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

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Varies depending on proposal

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Notified
31 Aug 2020
16 Oct 2020, 1pm
4 Dec 2020

We have postponed opening this round while the arts sector adjusts to the recent shift in Alert Levels. Over the coming weeks, we’ll work with organisations to learn more about the impact it has had and to understand where support is needed most. Kia kaha. 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

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Varies depending on minimum amount needed

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

The annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in Pacific arts across a range of arts practices and career stages. Any New Zealander can nominate an artist or themselves for an award. Read more

Amount:

Varies by award

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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

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

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

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