Adaptation Fund 2020 Closing date: 16 Oct 2020

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.

Read the Adaptation Fund 2020 news item: Supporting business and artistic transformation with Creative New Zealand’s Adaptation Fund

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Funding recipients

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Towards new player management software and digital engagement with audiences.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $384,593

Auckland Theatre Company Limited

Towards transforming operational systems and developing digital content.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $350,000

Auckland Writers Festival

Towards a targeted digital marketing campaign in response to impacts of Covid-19.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $32,000

Barbarian Productions

Towards a programme of work that transforms existing live works into interactive digital offerings.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $180,776

Bats Theatre Limited

Towards digital delivery, artist support and business resilience.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $324,000

Blue Oyster Gallery

Towards Blue Oyster's digital capacity and the digitisation and digitalisation of projects.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $112,855

Bridget Williams Books

To create an integrated and elevated presence for Bridget Williams Books online.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $238,000

Chamber Music New Zealand

To create a podcast series on a variety of classical music topics.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $49,000

Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust

Towards regional ensembles and a digital platform to support singers’ development.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $196,020

Circuit Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand

Towards redeveloping their website and collection management tool to improve access to moving image works by Aotearoa artists.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $110,195

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra

Towards adapting Dunedin Symphony Orchestra's website and database.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $47,663

Gecko Press

Towards a high-quality, targeted, automated digital marketing programme to build a 'local' audience worldwide.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $112,250

Kahurangi NZ Maori Dance Trust

Towards Toi Atea o Kahurangi: an e-commerce model to access Kahurangi’s services and products digitally.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $500,000

Kia Mau Festival

Towards He Kōrero Matihiko: a curated digital programme of Māori, Pacific and indigenous theatre and dance.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $276,325

Miharo Murihiku Trust

To transform the way Miharo works and digitise their processes and systems.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $118,168

New Zealand Dance Company

Towards an interactive digital content platform.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $194,619

New Zealand Festival

Towards Aoteaora Production Pod: supporting the production of at least 10 new works for the 2022 NZ Festival.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $482,000

New Zealand Opera Limited

Towards creating digital productions of Ihitai 'Avei'a/Star Navigator and (m)ORPHEUS.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $142,042

New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc)

Towards virtual and regional professional development programmes.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $58,975

New Zealand String Quartet Trust

Towards a series of digital content that promotes Aotearoa's music to global audiences.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $48,700

NZTrio Foundation

Towards livestreaming of the three Home Series programmes.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $17,320

Objectspace

To deliver a mentorship-focused programme increasing digital outcomes for targeted practitioners and communities.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $118,347

Pacific Islands Dance Fono

To create digital content of Pacific Dance forms in Aotearoa NZ and internationally.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $175,600

Red Leap Theatre Charitable Trust

Towards the creation of digital workshop resources and the provision of the Greenhouse artists programme.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $36,600

Silo Theatre Trust

Towards the presentation of a new audio theatre work.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $47,000

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music

Towards digital content to enhance and expand the knowledge and understanding of NZ music.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $313,789

Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust of NZ

To implement the first stage of Storylines Digital Transformation Strategy.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

Tawata Productions

Towards adapting Tawata Productions' digital presence.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $114,424

Te Pou Theatre

Towards digital infrastructure and digitalising theatre activity.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $245,377

Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival Charitable Trust

Towards a programme of activity designed to increase the arts sector's digital capability.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $98,000

The Basement Theatre Trust

Towards production support for 12 seasons of live performance work and website re-development.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $292,877

The Black Grace Trust

Towards Fa'a Black Grace: an immersive dance experience in a non contact world.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $1,000,000

The Court Theatre Trust

Towards implementing a new CRM database to significantly enhance the patron experience and increase revenue.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $200,599

The Massive Company Trust

Towards a digital capability strategy and digital content for 2021 Massive activities, events and productions.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $65,367

Word Christchurch

Towards delivering international events via technology.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $68,099