Arts Continuity Grant Batch 1 - notified 24 April 2020 Closing date: 29 May 2020

An Arts Continuity Grant is offered to support a short-term arts project, or the stage of a project, that can be delivered within a changed and evolving environment as a result of COVID-19. Decisions are made weekly, with a batch of applications assessed and recommended each week.

Projects can include the creation and/or presentation of new work. Existing projects submitted to our suspended funds can be reframed and resubmitted. Applications were open from 14 April to 29 May. More about how to apply

Results for batch 1 - applicants notified 24 April 2020

18 grants totalling $416,031 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 $650,963 requested. This was broken down as follows:

  • General Arts: 13 projects totalling $294,406 were supported. $513,788 was requested by 22 applicants.
  • Māori Arts: 3 projects totalling $60,012 were supported. All applicants were successful.
  • Pacific Arts: 2 projects totalling $61,612 were supported. All applicants were successful.

Also:

  • 12 of the funded projects supported the development of arts practice and the creation of new work.
  • 2 supported projects enabling New Zealanders to participate in the arts.
  • 4 were to support building the resilience of the New Zealand arts sector.

Artforms were supported as follows:

  • 1 Community Arts
  • 1 Craft/object
  • 1 Dance
  • 5 Literature
  • 3 Multidisciplinary
  • 1 Music
  • 1 Pacific Heritage Arts
  • 2 Theatre
  • 3 Visual Arts

See the cumulative totals of the Arts Continuity Grant since it opened

Funding recipients

Campbell Burns

Towards a collaboration between Kahurangi Māori Dance Group and sound artist Campbell Tamahina Burns.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $6,440

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Chloe Lane

Towards writing a novel set in New Zealand and Florida that explores motherhood and marriage in the shadow of a small-town murder.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Chris Heaphy

To research and produce a substantial body of work based on shared whakapapa for public exhibition post Covid-19.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $35,572

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Christopher Mousdale

Towards writing a sequel to the children's novel 'A Place of Stone and Darkness'.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $27,440

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dianna Fuemana

Towards a playwright's stipend, and associated costs to develop and workshop a new Pacific theatre work.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $34,112

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Fiona Leaning

Towards taking our local makers markets online - providing a contactless platform for arts makers and designers to sell their work.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $24,189

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Julia Gray

To support the personnel costs and post-production editing for an art documentary based on Papua New Guinea tattoo practice and revival.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $27,500

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Mahi Mahi Productions Limited

Towards he whakatōkia te Mātauranga Māori o inānahi hei huarahi mō tēnei rangi.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $18,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Mudra Dance Company

To research and develop the new dance work 'Navarasa: Nine Emotions'.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $9,400

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Paora Tiatoa

To develop a new body of work.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $21,332

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Parlour Projects

To build an online gallery that sustains the careers of emerging and established New Zealand artsits.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $5,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Shana Chandra

Towards writing 'Aurat', a collection of short stories about disposessed cis and transgender women of the Indian diaspora.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,505

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sound and Light Exploration Society

To produce a programme of works with a public outcome, facilitate art form development and organisational evolution.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $49,900

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Stacy Gregg

Towards a series of entertaining podcasts interviewing New Zealand writers about books they love and the work they create.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $36,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Thomas Monckton

Towards artist fees to develop a collaborative moving image project based on choreographed improvisation.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $3,250

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Uther Dean

Towards the writing of a new play.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $29,940

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Virginia Leonard

Towards the creation of new work.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $23,450

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Wellington Treasure Trust

Towards evolving The Verb for a new world, plus commissioning and publishing online content.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $42,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund