Arts Continuity Grant Batch 3 - notified 8 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 3 - applicants notified 8 May 2020

41 grants totalling $998,623 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).

54 eligible applications were received, with a total of $1,272,579 requested. This was broken down as follows:

  • General Arts: 33 projects totalling $725,683 were supported. $999,639 was requested by 46 applicants.
  • Māori Arts: 4 projects totalling $139,485 were supported. All applicants were successful.
  • Pacific Arts: 4 projects totalling $133,455 were supported. All applicants were successful.

Also:

  • 23 of the funded projects supported the development of arts practice and the creation of new work.
  • 3 supported projects enabling New Zealanders to participate in the arts.
  • 6 supported projects enabling New Zealanders to experience high-quality arts.
  • 2 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
  • 3 Craft/object
  • 1 Customary Māori Arts
  • 2 Dance
  • 1 Interarts
  • 4 Literature
  • 4 Multidisciplinary
  • 7 Music
  • 7 Theatre
  • 9 Visual Arts

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

Funding recipients

Aaron Scythe

Towards new work for two exhibitions and further refinement and exploration of Yobitsugi.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $42,840

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Audiobooks NZ

Towards website distribution platform upgrades for web and development for Android.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $35,919

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Banished Music

To produce a series of four interviews for online presentation featuring prominent New Zealand musicians and singers.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $49,990

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Birdlife Productions

Towards the creation of a new family theatre show based around the migration of the NZ Godwits.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $8,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Black Door Gallery

To develop Black Door Gallery's online platform 'Artsy' which is a valuable tool to promote their New Zealand artists.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $5,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Bullet Heart Club

Towards research and development of a new multi-platform artwork.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $25,300

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Carol Shortis

To maintain participant engagement in established community choirs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $35,349

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Chye-Ling Huang

Towards the development, research and writing period for a horror theatre show about sinophobia in New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $6,100

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Cloud Ink Press

Towards publishing a new novel by author Tina Shaw.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $2,059

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Connected Media Trust

Toward a talent development pathway for young people to develop their creative skills through the medium of film.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Design Assembly

Towards artworks, articles and podcasts exploring New Zealand's post-COVID design practice to be published on designassembly.org.nz.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $25,145

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dylan Lardelli

To compose a new major 16 minute chamber work, to be premiered in Vienna, with subsequent performances in Wellington, Graz, Salzburg at future date.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $21,600

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Eliza Sanders

Towards House of Sand's arts practice development, including artistic research, conceptual redevelopment and skills development.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $15,705

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Emma McIntyre

To support a summer semester of study and work development in the MFA program at ArtCenter, LA.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $19,795

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Good Company Arts

Towards a Virtual Gallery Exhibition and VR for Matariki 2020.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $21,155

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Hohepa (Joseph) Waitoa

Towards kia rongohia anōtia ngā kōrero nei a Te Rongomaiwhiti.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $11,500

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Jan Bieringa

Towards the post-production and editing costs of an arts documentary focussed on Theo Schoon.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jane Arthur

Towards writing a middle-grade novel for children.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Janet Jennings

Towards composition and digital orchestration of a new music work called 'Under the Pohutukawa Tree'.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $19,200

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jhana Millers Gallery

To assist with the production and dissemination of high quality video documentation of exhibitions.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $6,200

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Joel Crook

Towards creating a digital artwork that reflects the Kingsland community.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kate Anastasiou

Towards creating content and a digital campaign to support her debut album.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $25,712

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kath Bee

Towards the composition and instrumental arrangement of 10 songs for children, from ideas given by children.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $24,600

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kathryn van Beek

To develop and record a collection of 17 audio short stories.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $5,194

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kia Mau Festival

To continue work over a three month period on Kia Mau Festival during our current Covid-19 restrictions.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Nicole Pereira

Towards research & workshops for community arts practitioners in development of professional practice.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $17,050

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Philip Cuttance

Towards a project designing and making a unique mould every day during Lockdown, and from it, casting a one-of-a-kind vase.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $22,560

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

PhotoForum

Towards editorial costs for the publication of reviews, essays and on-line exhibitions on the PhotoForum website.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $21,730

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Pou Mahi a Iwi Cultural Work Centre Trust

Towards a regional programme of work for the West Coast of the South Island.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $7,900

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Proudly Asian Theatre

Towards artist and personnel fees, and project administration and website development costs to create to a new online platform.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $24,965

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Raewyn Martyn

Towards an online group exhibition and e-publication.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $26,059

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sally Richards

Toward developing TAHI Festival and deliver TAHI Mahi online platform.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Simon Ward

To create a new Virtual Reality experience built specifically for Oculus Quest technology and sale on the Oculus Store.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Suli Moa

Towards a playwright's stipend and mentoring fees to write and develop a new theatre script based on Tongan funeral protocol(s).

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $28,400

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Tamara Neilson-Tetzlaf

Towards a live event watch party and livechat with fans online.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $24,153

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust

To build and resource a portal for an online community of worldwide indigenous hand tool tattoo & Tā Moko practitioners.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $27,985

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Tevita Vaka

Towards a stipend to research and develop a new Pacific theatre script.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $22,800

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

The Palace Dance Studio

Towards artists and personnel fees to develop and create a new hip-hop dance show.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Visesio Siasau

Towards artist fees, materials and production costs to create new artworks based on the Tā-Vā of COVID-19.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $32,255

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

WAITI Productions Ltd

Towards the research & development of He Pātaka Pūrākau o Te Arawa.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

ZOMO MEDIA LTD

Towards an Auckland Based Chinese improv performance and education group.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $6,400

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund