Annual Arts Grants 2021 Closing date: 13 Aug 2021

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.

More about Annual Arts Grants

29 grants totalling $3,734,234 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).

36 eligible applications were received, with a total of $5,057,093 requested.

We increased the budget for this programme by $1 million, drawing on the $5 million we were allocated this week from the Government’s COVID-19 Delta Relief Funding. Read more in our media release 'Creative New Zealand welcomes additional $5 million from Government to support the arts sector through Delta'

This was broken down as follows:

  • General Arts: 25 projects totalling $3,373,333 were supported. $4,381,144 was requested by 31 applicants.
  • Māori Arts: 2 projects totalling $150,650 were supported. $265,750 was requested by 2 applicants.
  • Pacific Arts: 2 projects totalling $210,251 were supported. $410,198 was requested by 3 applicants.

Also:

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

Artforms were supported as follows:

  • 1 Community Arts
  • 1 Craft/object
  • 1 Customary Māori Arts
  • 1 Dance
  • 2 Interarts
  • 3 Literature
  • 6 Multidisciplinary Arts
  • 3 Music
  • 1 Pacific Heritage Arts
  • 7 Theatre
  • 3 Visual Arts

Successful applications will lead to 176 activities in the following regions:

  • 55 Auckland
  • 49 Wellington
  • 23 Canterbury
  • 13 National
  • 9 Hawkes Bay
  • 8 Nelson-Marlborough
  • 5 Online
  • 4 Otago
  • 3 Manawatu-Whanganui
  • 3 Waikato
  • 1 Bay of Plenty
  • 1 Southland
  • 1 Taranaki
  • 1 West Coast

Funding recipients

A Slightly Isolated Dog Ltd.

Towards A Slightly Isolated Dog's 2022 Programme of Activity: 3 innovative new works and company development.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Bianca Hyslop

Towards a year of activity with Bianca Hyslop in collaboration with artist Rowan Pierce.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $142,127

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Binge Culture Collective

Towards the presentation and development of Binge Culture's annual programme.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $108,398

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Borderline Arts Ensemble

Towards an annual programme of dance works, a community dance programme, and business capability building.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki

To support a 12-month programme of exhibitions and public programmes delivered by CoCA.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $149,990

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Cora-Allan Wickliffe

Towards creating resources, delivering workshops and making high quality work for an exhibition.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $110,251

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

CubaDupa Street Arts Festival

To plan and deliver the CupaDupa 2022 annual programme.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $149,514

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

Towards an annual programme of activity including the 2022 Dunedin Fringe Festival and the 2022 New Zealand Young Writers Festival.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Eleanor Bishop

Towards a year-long programme of activity by Eleanor Bishop and Karin McCracken, including the development and presentation of new theatre shows.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

FCC

Towards the development of a significant new theatre work.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $100,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Good Company Arts

Towards creating and presenting multi-artform projects nationally and internationally.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $149,850

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Julia Croft

Towards a 12-month programme of activity including premiere seasons and development workshops for new theatre works.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $148,835

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Mahi Mahi Productions Limited

Ki te kohikohinga kaupapa toi Māori.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $104,550

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Nelson Festivals Trust

Towards the planning and delivery of the 2022 Nelson Arts Festival.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

To deliver a 12-month exhibition programme in 2022.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Nightsong

To develop a major new work, 'I Want to be Happy' and deliver a final phase for the Auckland premiere of 'A Stab in the Dark'.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Oratia Media

Towards publishing a programme of 10 New Zealand books.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $112,500

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Pirate & Queen

Towards artist fees, production, and administration costs for a programme of events in 2022.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $145,150

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Prima Volta Charitable Trust

Towards the delivery of singing-based programmes to build artistically capable and resilient young people.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $115,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Proudly Asian Theatre

Towards a national script development scheme ‘Fresh Off The Page’.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $75,129

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Rekindle Ltd

Towards resourceful craft workshops that remove barriers to participation through community partnership.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

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: $87,256

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sistema Aotearoa

Towards Sistema Aotearoa’s orchestral music programme for tamariki and rangatahi of Ōtara.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sound and Light Exploration Society

Towards a year-long programme of sonic arts activities.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $130,392

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Te Koki New Zealand School of Music

Towards three residencies for composers and sound artists at the New Zealand School of Music — Te Kōkī.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $122,840

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

The Spinoff

Towards associated costs for The Spinoff Books and The Sunday Essay.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $110,600

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Trick of the Light Theatre (NZ)

Toward the development of four shows, furthering international networks, and ongoing business infrastructure.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $150,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Wellington Treasure Trust

Towards a programme of activity in 2022 including Verb Festival, events and residencies.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $125,750

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Whaotapu Trust

To support a series of whakairo wānanga.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $46,100

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund