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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.

Closing date:

20 Nov 2020

Latest recipients:

  • Rekindle Ltd - $74,700
  • Wellington Treasure Trust - $75,000
  • Binge Culture Collective - $39,930
  • Robert Ashworth - $60,560
  • samesame but different LGBTQI Writers Festival - $26,710

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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.

Closing date:

30 Oct 2020

Latest recipients:

  • Ngati Kuri Trust Board - $150,000
  • Arts Council Nelson Inc - $30,865
  • Opotiki District Council, Sarah Jones - $149,700
  • Maoriland Charitable Trust - $150,000
  • Supercut Projects - $143,684

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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.

Closing date:

19 Oct 2020

Latest recipients:

  • Lisa Walker - $71,300
  • Randell Cottage Writers Trust - $27,405
  • Anahera Press - $5,000
  • Alyx Duncan, Michele Powles - $72,870
  • Mana Moana Collective - $75,000

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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. 2 projects totalling $18,500 have been offered to support projects by New Zealand artists and practitioners in this funding round. 3 applications were received, with a total of $28,329 requested.

Closing date:

19 Oct 2020

Latest recipients:

  • Eddie Elliott - $10,000
  • Te Huamanuka Luiten-Apirana - $8,500

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This one-off 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 was also open to Māori-led and Pacific-led arts organisations who submitted an Expression of Interest in participating in Te Puāwaitanga in March 2020. 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 were interested in proposals focused on a re-think of organisational systems and processes and the adoption and deployment of digital technologies and solutions.

Closing date:

16 Oct 2020

Latest recipients:

  • Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust - $196,020
  • Auckland Theatre Company Limited - $350,000
  • SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music - $313,789
  • Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra - $384,593
  • Chamber Music New Zealand - $49,000

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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.

Closing date:

16 Oct 2020

Latest recipients:

  • Kahurangi NZ Maori Dance Trust - $30,000
  • New Zealand Dance Company - $29,405
  • WAITI Productions Ltd - $26,500
  • Orchestras Central - $3,000
  • Tauranga Arts Festival - $14,960

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The Resilience Fund provides emergency support for existing investment clients 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.

Closing date:

9 Oct 2020

Latest recipients:

  • Bridget Williams Books - $200,000
  • Capital E - Live - $150,000

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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.

Closing date:

2 Oct 2020

Latest recipients:

  • Zanetti Productions - $143,500
  • Kia Mau Festival - $149,914
  • RM Gallery and Project Office - $69,935
  • CubaDupa Street Arts Festival - $103,744
  • Java Dance Company Ltd - $149,370

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The first stage of the Pasifika Festivals Initiative – the Tasi Wave – is to provide financial support to stabilise eligible Pasifika festivals in the short term through to 31 December 2020. Tasi Wave addressed 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. Future waves are in design and we’ll be opening these from 2021.

Closing date:

21 Sep 2020

Latest recipients:

  • Polyfest Trust - $289,649
  • Kalia - $60,641
  • Kia Mau Festival - $137,088
  • Miharo Murihiku Trust - $11,047

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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.

Closing date:

14 Sep 2020

Latest recipients:

  • Aotearoa Public Gallery Directors' Network, Christina Barton - $36,000
  • Track Zero - $64,807
  • Interisland Collective - $57,175
  • Tamararo Raihania - $55,595
  • University of Canterbury - $30,000

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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.

Closing date:

14 Sep 2020

Latest recipients:

  • Tauhokai Ltd - $75,000
  • Ngāti Hineaute Hapu Authority - $50,000
  • Ngā Waihua o Paerangi Trust - $68,700

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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.

Closing date:

21 Aug 2020

Latest recipients:

  • Little Andromeda - $74,546
  • Hapai Productions Ltd - $75,000
  • Atuanui Press Ltd - $7,500
  • Rim Paul - $35,920
  • Abigail Howells - $9,850

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