Arts Continuity Grant Batch 5 - notified 22 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 5 - applicants notified 22 May 2020

68 grants totalling $1,701,087 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).

96 eligible applications were received, with a total of $2,545,403 requested. This was broken down as follows:

  • General Arts: 49 projects totalling $1,131,619 were supported. $1,927,385 was requested by 76 applicants.
  • Māori Arts: 13 projects totalling $426,087 were supported. $474,637 was requested by 14 applicants.
  • Pacific Arts: 6 projects totalling $143,379 were supported. All applicants were successful.

Also:

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

Artforms were supported as follows:

  • 4 Community Arts
  • 4 Craft/object
  • 3 Customary Māori Arts
  • 2 Dance
  • 5 Interarts
  • 9 Literature
  • 7 Multidisciplinary
  • 10 Music
  • 2 Pacific Heritage Arts
  • 10 Theatre
  • 12 Visual Arts

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

Funding recipients

Alexa Wilson

Towards the development of 'The Politics of Dreaming'.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $27,010

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Arts Festival Taranaki Charitable Trust TAFT

Towards a planning project for a new festival celebrating the Artists of Aotearoa.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Auckland Fringe Festival

Towards personnel costs to redevelop AFF's community engagement strategy and arts sustainability framework.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ben Aves

Towards Raglan Roast Live, a streamed music show featuring 7 bands over 6 weeks.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $47,923

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Catherine McLean

Towards creating new ceramic sculpture.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $2,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Chevron Te-Whetumatarau Hassett

To research and practice development to produce new works.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $31,040

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Chris Tse, Emma Barnes

Towards editing an anthology of LGBTQIA+/Takatāpui writers from Aotearoa New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $11,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Clerestory Press

To administer and promote the National Re-Draft Writing Competition for Teenagers.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $13,200

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Clovis McEvoy

Towards creation of a new art-music experience for virtual reality.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $16,800

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Connect the Dots Charitable Trust

Towards the research, development and delivery of new strategies to engage older people in high quality arts participation.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $43,368

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Cora-Allan Wickliffe

Towards costs to research and develop content for a hiapo arts and motif publication.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $3,508

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Cubbin Theatre Company

Towards website development and online resource creation for parents, which support Cubbin’s existing theatrical works.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $37,781

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dane Mitchell

Towards research, development and production of new work.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Daniel McGrath

To unmask the hidden gifts that our elders have shared through oral recording.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $45,738

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

DEAF WELLBEING SOCIETY INCORPORATED

Towards weekly arts and crafts projects/lessons filmed with NZSL and subtitles for the deaf community.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $11,618

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dominic Hoey

Towards the development and workshopping of a one person show about the realities of trying make a living as an artist in Aotearoa.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $13,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Duncan Sarkies

Towards writing a novel about the collapse of democracy in an association of alpaca breeders.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $26,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Free Theatre Christchurch

Towards personnel, and associated research and development costs for a new work based on Samuel Butler's novel, 'Erewhon: Over the Range'.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $23,525

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Gayatri Adi

Towards writing an original New Zealand play.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $12,400

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Going West

Towards publishing highlights and features from our archive spanning 25 years of NZ's most celebrated writers.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $47,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ioannis Psathas

Towards an isolation-based musical collaboration featuring 16 New Zealand artists resulting in a suite of 8 new works.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $32,850

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jacqueline Pearson

Towards Zoom realtime tuition and creating a series of video masterclasses.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $4,972

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jasmine Togo-Brisby

Towards an artist fee and IT hardware costs to research and create a new body of work for a major solo exhibition.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $20,863

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Joanne Black

To create a new series of portraits for exhibition.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $19,294

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Josephine Archer

To create the new work 'dance.mov'.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $18,403

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Joseph Michael

To transform data sets captured last year of the world’s largest known kauri tree, Tane Mahuta into assets that can be applied to VR and/or AR.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $40,260

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Judith Cranston

Towards the kindyRock app for children and caregivers to be able to access interactive music sessions at home.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $49,619

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Julia Croft

Towards the research and development periods of a new performace work, CASSANDRA.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $27,750

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Juliet McLean

Towards a short documentary on close listening to music featuring 'O Juliet' performing at Rhythm Ace Studio.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $3,200

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kaituhi Creative Ltd

To write and develop two separate 1 hour, easily tour-able and accessible plays for Maori audiences.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $35,050

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Kate Parker

Towards development of a sculpture journey with movement exploring interconnectedness.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $13,057

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kauae Raro

Towards research into sustainable customary Māori art materials.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $15,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Kerrin Sharpe

Towards a series of poems set in and around Lyttelton Harbour with the theme of surviving hard times.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $18,200

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Lima Productions

Towards artist fees and development costs for a new Pasifika interarts dance-theatre work entitled, 'Fakaleiti'.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $19,800

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Louise Clifton

Towards developing and publishing a how-to guide and overview of historical and contemporary shoemaking practice in New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $17,112

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Louise Potiki Bryant

Towards the creation of a new video installation combining video, choreography, animation, soundscape and waiata.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $11,160

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Marcus McShane

Towards contributor fees, and associated materials and production costs to commission and present work for the '101 Rants' public exhibition.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $9,250

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Marie Le Lievre

To create a new body of work, website and catalogue.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $23,300

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

marion gordon-flower

Toward Kupenga Ora, which provides multi-cultural arts for oranga wellbeing, and the reestablishment of services using online approaches.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $5,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Melissa Cole

Towards the research and development stage of the creation and presentation of a large scale crochet wharenui.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $41,325

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Mercy Pictures

Towards the development of 'Editions' with gallery artists as a supplementary and efficient opportunity within the 2020 calendar.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $21,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Michael Anderson

Towards presentation of high quality live music performances in video format from The Vibes, Strangely Arousing and Otium.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $13,360

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Natalie Maria

Towards a body of movement research within the parameters of home spaces.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $13,032

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ngatau Puketapu-Dahm

Towards researching and making a traditional Rau (sail) for a waka.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Nicholas Hollis

To create five musical instrument inventions and compose and record backing tracks.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $9,745

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Nightsong

Towards full Development of new work - including 2 new drafts, set & puppet design work with prototypes and a 2 week workshop.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

OneTree House

Towards OneTree House publishing programme 2020, planned for release or print up to September 2020.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $38,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Paolo Rotondo

Towards commissioning and performing new theatre works as live events online.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $43,437

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Red Scare Theatre Company

Towards a serialised audio theatre project.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $14,750

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Regan Taylor

Towards writing the final draft of "Mate" towards presenting a full season in 2021.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $12,180

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Rhombus Productions Limited

Towards creative development and rendering of two albums - Rhombus' fourth studio album and the second remixes and archives album.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $22,023

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ria Hall

Towards artist fees and associated costs to develop and produce a music podcast series.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $36,089

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Robert Ruha

Towards the creation of a new body of musical works by Rob Ruha.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Sarah Hopkinson

Towards research and development of a new digital publishing platform.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $8,625

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sheldon Rua

Towards a multidisciplinary online workshops in Spoken Word Poetry and Dance conducted via Zoom sessions.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $11,250

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Sonni Tukiwaho

Towards a stipend, dramaturgy and contributor fees to write and develop a new theatre script.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $23,165

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Stevie Davis-Tana

Towards a spoken word poetry visual album about reclaiming identity as a young person in Te Ao Māori.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $46,600

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Tales From The Farm Publications

To complete the illustrations, fact pages & book design for "Old Truck and the Flood", a sequel to "The New Old Truck".

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $4,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tali Jenkinson, Barbara Makuati-Afitu

Towards personnel fees, and research and development costs for a project focussed on Engan heritage arts and music.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $31,169

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Tanya Batt

Towards artists fees to create and develop online arts teaching resources based on the album, 'Dance Upon Our Earth'.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $5,950

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Coalition for Books, Melanie Laville-Moore

Towards the costs of a "LitHub"-style website for Aotearoa New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $49,968

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Jewel and the Jeweller

Towards a double residency at The Jewel and the Jeweller, culminating in an exhibition and virtual tour.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $20,043

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Thievery Limited

To develop an online platform that connects and inspires circus and visual arts communities.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $17,830

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tracey Tawhiao

To create New Work for major solo exhibition.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $28,650

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Tupuranga

Journal of Indigenous Writing from Aotearoa: towards artist fees and technical costs for Tupuranga Journal's new emerging indigenous writer mentorship programme.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $26,039

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Vunilagi Vou

Towards costs to write and publish an artform publication commemorating the first year anniversary of South Auckland arts space, Vunilagi Vou.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $42,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Waikato Society of Arts Incorporated

To support Waikato Society of Arts' tutor wages to teach the adult classes in term 3.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Will Handley

Towards research and development for Plant Lab at CRIPTA747 Italy, and the production of three publications.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $13,300

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund