Arts Continuity Grant Batch 2 - notified 1 May 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 2 - applicants notified 1 May 2020

39 grants totalling $830,617 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).

57 eligible applications were received, with a total of $1,299,153 requested. This was broken down as follows:

  • General Arts: 33 projects totalling $680,430 were supported. $1,148,966 was requested by 51 applicants.
  • Māori Arts: 2 projects totalling $72,705 were supported. All applicants were successful.
  • Pacific Arts: 4 projects totalling $77,482 were supported. All applicants were successful.

Also:

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

Artforms were supported as follows:

  • 3 Community Arts
  • 1 Craft/object
  • 12 Literature
  • 2 Multidisciplinary
  • 7 Music
  • 5 Theatre
  • 9 Visual Arts

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

Funding recipients

Alana Lopesi

Towards a writer's stipend for the development of a creative non-fiction essay collection manuscript.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $16,800

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Anna McGregor

To commission of a set of folk song arrangements by Ross Harris for string quartet and voice.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Atuanui Press Ltd

Towards converting and digitally archiving fifteen years of publications from Titus Books.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $16,200

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Auckland Festival of Photography Trust

To exhibit Auckland Festival of Photography 2020 online.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $39,450

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Awa Press

Towards publishing print and electronic editions of a non-fiction literary work.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $5,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ben Clement

To develop professional artist website and online studio visit framework.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $24,610

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Covert Theatre

To take Covert Theatre workshops and programmes in the art of Improvisation and comedy online.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $7,258

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dale Copeland

Towards an online exhibition for two months, for the 45 Taranaki artists who show their work on the Virtual Tart website.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $2,812

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

David Riley

Towards writing and publishing a three books on Kiwi/Pasifika female role models for upper primary/lower secondary school-aged young people.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Donovan Bixley

Towards one phase of illustrating a biography of Leonardo da Vinci.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $21,080

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Elle Loui August

To research and develop critical writing on the work of New Zealand contemporary jeweller Eléna Gee.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $32,480

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Fiona Pardington

To compose a suite of still life photographs.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $22,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Helen Yeung

Towards a digital zine project on food, recipes and collective-care for marginalised communities in the time of Covid-19.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $1,600

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Hiroshi Nakatsuji

To record 10 rakugo stories in the video format for distribution via various digital platforms.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $860

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ian Wedde

Towards collating and editing a collection of the author's written and spoken texts from a variety of publications and events.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $16,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Inspired Kids Limited

Towards a children's book about New Zealand's international running, race walking and Para sport achievements from the 1800s to 1999.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $6,428

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jeffery Kalauta

To research, write, and record two original lologo (songs) in Vagahau Niue.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $3,682

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Jeffrey Evans

Towards an initial phase working on a biography of the war canoe Nga Tokimatawhaorua.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $8,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jess Johnson

To create a new series of collaborative quilts with my mother, textile artist Cynthia Johnson.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $17,850

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jumpboard Productions

Towards artist fees to redevelop and reframe multidisciplinary production, Live Live Cinema: Little Shop of Horrors for online presentation.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kate Newby

Towards intensive artistic research and development.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $49,368

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Little Green Man Productions

Toward research, develop, design: set, lighting, screen content for GLOW SHOW 2021 & the building of giant puppetry.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $48,600

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Lucien Johnson

To make a new record of contemporary art music.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $17,330

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Massey University Press

Towards the publication of three important non-fiction books.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $24,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Michal Bush

To record, mix and master an album of original chidren's music.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $9,229

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Murihiku Maori and Pasifika Cultural Trust

Towards personnel costs to develop a new digital strategy and mentoring programme to strengthen existing governance functions.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Nathan Gray

Towards a creative non-fiction book about the monumental changes, to human life under Covid-19.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $23,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

New Zealand Chamber Soloists Trust

To commission a new 7 minute work by Helen Bowater.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $12,600

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rough Diamond Inc

Towards a collaborative project of New Zealand songwriters, exploring ways forward through Covid-19 by working together.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $49,771

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sam Brooks

Towards the development of a sequel to the critically acclaimed political drama 'Burn Her'.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $14,967

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Shona Rapira - Davies

Towards a sculpture that has branches of a tree realised from steel and galvanised pipe, 100s of sparrows, and a window.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $49,705

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Sistema Aotearoa

Toward enabling tamariki of South Auckland to stay connected, develop skills & participate in home based musical learning.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $25,800

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Stasis Journal

Towards publishing a live online literary and arts journal for an age of stasis (during COVID-19 lockdown).

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,796

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Steven Carr

Towards the production of a new public sculpture at Britomart.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $40,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Queen's Closet

Towards the revival of the semi-opera through creation of a new work joining songs of Henry Purcell with a contemporary NZ narrative.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $33,634

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tulou Productions

To create and develop a new Pasifika theatre work for an all-female cast.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $7,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Vincent O'Malley

Towards writing a fully-referenced reader of first-hand accounts from the New Zealand Wars.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,600

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Wallace Gallery Morrinsville

To upgrade the Wallace Gallery digital platform and deliver online exhibitions.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $11,517

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ziggy Lever, Eamon Edmundson-Wells

Towards the research, development, and production of a new body of sound generating sculptures.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $29,086

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund