Annual Arts Grants 2020 Closing date: 2 Oct 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.

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21 grants totalling $2,616,287 have been offered to support projects by New Zealand artists and practitioners in this funding round, across the three funding pools (General, Māori and Pacific).

27 eligible applications were received, with a total of $3,579,530 requested.

This was broken down as follows:

  • General Arts: 15 projects totalling $2,059,329 were supported. $2,672,115 was requested by 20 applicants.
  • Māori Arts: 3 projects totalling $333,664 were supported. $530,398 was requested by 4 applicants.
  • Pacific Arts: 2 projects totalling $223,294 were supported. $377,016 was requested by 3 applicants.

Also:

  • 10 of the funded projects supported the development of arts practice and the creation of new work.
  • 5 supported projects enabling New Zealanders to experience high-quality arts.
  • 3 supported projects enabling New Zealanders to participate in the arts.
  • 2 were to support building the resilience of the New Zealand arts sector
  • 1 supported New Zealand arts to gain international success.

Artforms were supported as follows:

  • 1 Community Arts
  • 1 Dance
  • 2 Interarts
  • 1 Literature
  • 6 Multidisciplinary Arts
  • 1 Music
  • 1 Pacific Heritage Arts
  • 6 Theatre
  • 2 Visual Arts

Funding recipients

Arts Inc. Heretaunga

Towards planning and delivery of the events programme of Hawke's Bay Arts Festival 2021.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

A Slightly Isolated Dog Ltd

Towards a programme of activity; 3 innovative new works, company development and growing sustainability.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $149,937

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Bianca Hyslop

To produce, create and deliver a year of interarts activity.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $131,770

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Contemporary HUM

Towards publishing and related activities to champion New Zealand art abroad for 12 months.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $73,441

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Cora-Allan Wickliffe

Towards research, development and delivery of a year-long programme of activity focussed on Niuean hiapo arts and practice.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $73,294

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

CubaDupa Street Arts Festival

Towards planning, production and delivery of the annual multidisciplinary arts programmes for CubaDupa Arts Festival and Classical on Cuba.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $103,744

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Eleanor Bishop

Towards a year-long programme of activity of work and development of new theatre shows.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Good Company Arts

Towards creating and presenting multi-artform projects nationally, and supporting international collaboration.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $149,850

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Java Dance Company Ltd

Towards a full programme of dance theatre and artform development for 2021.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $149,370

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Julia Croft

Towards a 12-month programme of activity including presentation and development of new theatre works.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $148,122

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Kia Mau Festival

Towards the presentation of Māori theatre and dance at Kia Mau Festival.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $149,914

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Mahi Mahi Productions Limited

Towards he ahurea toi hei papa mō ngā taonga toi Māori hei kai, hei whaowhia te kete mātauranga, auaha, reo katoa.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $100,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Miharo Murihiku Trust

Towards planning, programming and delivery of Mīharo Murihiku's regional arts events.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Nightsong

To create and realise a major new work, A Stab in the Dark, and to deliver an Auckland season of Te Pō.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Oratia Media

Towards publishing eight significant books by New Zealand authors.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $90,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Prima Volta Charitable Trust

Towards delivering the annual Prima Volta music programmes.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

RM Gallery and Project Office

Towards a 12-month programme of activity for a contemporary, artist-run project space for New Zealand artists and art writers.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $69,935

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sistema Aotearoa

Towards tamariki & rangatahi of Ōtara developing skills and realising potential through learning and performing orchestral music.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $100,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Toi Ngapuhi

Towards a year-long wānanga and internship programme for taiohi including an exhibition and performance event.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $83,750

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Trick of the Light Theatre (NZ)

Towards the development and production of two shows, and business capability building.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $149,659

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Zanetti Productions

Towards developing a bespoke digital platform, commissioning artists and presenting a festival in 2021.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $143,500

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund