Arts Continuity Grant Batch 6 - notified 29 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 the Arts Continuity Grant

Results for batch 6 - applicants notified 29 May 2020

76 grants totalling $1,940,361 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).

108 eligible applications were received, with a total of $2,633,942 requested. This was broken down as follows:

  • General Arts: 57 projects totalling $1,275,256 were supported. $1,941,279 was requested by 88 applicants.
  • Māori Arts: 15 projects totalling $526,824 were supported. $554,382 was requested by 16 applicants.
  • Pacific Arts: 4 projects totalling $132,280 were supported. All applicants were successful.

Also:

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

Artforms were supported as follows:

  • 5 Community Arts
  • 2 Craft/object
  • 2 Customary Māori Arts
  • 6 Dance
  • 1 Interarts
  • 11 Literature
  • 11 Multi-disciplinary
  • 12 Music
  • 10 Theatre
  • 16 Visual Arts

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

Funding recipients

Aimee Ratana

To research connections between Māori cultural practices and Māori creative practices relating to trauma and grief.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $48,780

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Aro

Towards the research, writing, and release of a new te reo Māori EP by Aro, paired with a release including virtual school tour.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $36,018

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival

Towards festival strategy development and research.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Arvid (Harry) Watson

Towards an artist's stipend to create and develop new works for a solo exhibition.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $8,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

A Slightly Isolated Dog Ltd.

Towards an Interactive Virtual Creation & Performance Process to create the next Instalment of Party Plays.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $35,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Atelier41

Towards a collaborative online mural project to celebrate the Polynesian Panthers/Black Panthers and their support for Tāmaki Makaurau communities.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $46,025

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Benjamin Woods

To produce an album of music and an accompanying audio-visual work aimed to be delivered digitally.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $21,275

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Binge Culture Collective

Towards a creative and organisational development programme.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $17,155

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Blackboard Theatre Collective

Towards a 72-hour songwriting challenge: four songwriters, four performers, and four new pieces of original Kiwi musical theatre.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $25,722

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Brian Falkner

Towards writing a new novel set in an all-too-possible near future.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $13,334

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Carl Bland

Towards writing and illustrating a high quality book of NZ poetry for children - written by Peter Bland and illustrated by Carl Bland.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $15,890

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Centre for Fine Woodworking

Towards making tutor demonstrations available online.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $19,687

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Christopher Lam Sam

Towards composition, recording and collaborative production of an album of eight new children's songs.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $25,041

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Cian Gardner

Towards the development of a new piece of physical/dance theatre exploring grief after the sudden loss of a loved one.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $29,010

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Dayna Sanerivi

Towards research and development of an online creative pathway for young New Zealand songstresses.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $27,186

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Fifi Colston

Towards publishing a book of writing and illustrations created during The COVID-19 Lockdown.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $5,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Freerange Press

Towards a multi-author book looking at preparing the next generation for future challenges.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $11,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

From Us With Aroha Incorporated

Towards a benefit organ concert tour using two bespoke mobile concert trucks performing at care homes across New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Glass Ceiling Arts Collective

To develop and deliver an immersive multi-sensory arts experience for audiences with disabilities and high health needs.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Glenis Philip-Barbara

Towards a Ledlight installation exploring one Maori woman's perspective on colonial history.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $25,500

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Hackman

Towards a 24 hour interactive theatre event incorporating live streaming and fundraising.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $49,992

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Hannah Darroch, Andrew Crooks

Towards commissioning, rehearsing, and recording a set of miniatures for flute and piano by four New Zealand women composers.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $29,295

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Huia O'Sullivan

Towards a digital social change arts project that connects under represented rangatahi from South Auckland to Te Ao of Toi.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $16,751

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Jade Townsend

To create a series of artworks made from debris and cast-off household goods collected during rāhui/Covid-19 for online exhibition.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $17,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jason Wright

Towards artist fees and material costs to create and develop a new performance installation work.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $4,950

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jeremy Redmore

Towards a contemporary musical piece of theatre.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $26,422

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Joanne Tito

Towards te rangahau i ngā tae o ngā rākau Māori.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $25,500

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Jonathan Gendall

Towards a live dance event where six dancers from around the world perform a simultaneous duet in isolation.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $14,399

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kahurangi Friends

Towards an internet music performance presented by Kotahi Music Festival to encourage resilience in Strathmore Park during Covid-19.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $4,075

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kawana Waititi

Towards whakairo development and creation project based on the Te Whānau a Apanui carving style and the pātaka - Tairuku Pōtaka.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $49,237

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Kelly Nash

Towards an online international choreographic exchange from two islands through their digital windows.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $13,800

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kia Kapu Ti

Towards project administration, materials, and digital production costs to deliver the online ceramic arts project, Kia Kapu Ti!

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $15,780

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kimberley Young

Towards a dance concept video showcasing the impact Coronavirus has had on the New Zealand Chinese community.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $24,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Laura Duffy

To support the development of a feature length experimental film for public exhibition.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $6,950

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Linda Lee, Audrey Baldwin

To create collaborative artwork with artists across NZ, and build our network & project plan for touring of public artwork with Japan.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Maarire Brunning Kouka

To support production and equipment costs to assist with the funding of my debut album.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $8,178

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Mackenzie Performing Arts

Towards associated costs to deliver a series of performing arts workshops for the Mackenzie Country community.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $21,660

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Maia Abraham

To create new work for an online exhibition and to establish a website and podcast series.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $23,603

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Mandy Hager

Towards the completion of a novel for adults 'Gracehopper' and the research and writing of 'Protest: Kiwi style', non-fiction.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

MAU Studio

To research and develop an innovative virtual platform for Pasifika youth-focussed programmes and arts masterclasses.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $42,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

May Fair, Eleanor Woodhouse

Towards artist fees and associated website costs to develop and deliver an online arts fair event.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $23,290

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Michele Powles

Towards writing a draft of a narrative poetry and short prose collection.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $5,620

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Mika Haka Foundation Charitable Trust

Towards the research and development of new work titled ‘Ātārangi (response during COVID-19 lockdown).

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $49,550

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Morag Brownlie

Towards personnel and production costs to create content for a new multidisciplinary, audiovisual work.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $30,553

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Movement Art Practice

Towards a residency series exploring digital and distance potentialities as a way to re-imagine dance practice and performance.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $31,700

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Musical Theatre NZ Incorporated

Towards creating and providing a Template Constitution for our volunteer based member societies.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $7,420

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Nadine Hura

Towards a collection of interlinked memoir essays about identity and belonging.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,400

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Na Young Koo

Towards tuition fees for participation at the Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival online edition.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $802

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Nikita Tu-Bryant

Towards the recording and release of the debut album from KITA.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Okareka Dance Company

Towards Phase 1: Cover pre-production costs for MANA WAHINE rehearsals and re-mount during COVID-19 Alert Level 2.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $35,736

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Penelope Todd

Towards writing a draft of a novel of my grandmother.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $9,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Phil Boniface, Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Alistair Fraser

Towards development of new music for ngā taonga pūoro, voice, cello and doublebass.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $32,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Pietra Brettkelly

Towards the re-working of a feature documentary film exploring the talents of Dame Kate Harcourt and Thomasin McKenzie.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $49,820

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Praying Mantis Productions

Towards a multi-disciplinary community arts initiative, for artists and women in the Justice system.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $46,685

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Puleleki Bourke

Towards a stipend, artist fees and material costs to write and develop a new collection of Pasifika youth monologues and short skits.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $19,018

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Queenstown Contemporary

Towards an emergency exhibition programme for public art access and resilience in the arts sector.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $36,371

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rebecca Boswell

Towards a 15-week Curatorial Internship at Casco Art Institute, under the MA Museum Studies programme at University of Amsterdam.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,283

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Regan Balzer

Towards a compilation video of Māori portrait artists for showcase through online social media platforms.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $43,475

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Renata Hopkins

Towards a phase of writing for a novel in linked stories for young adults.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rim Books

Towards the publication of an artist’s book of documentary photographs by the late Paul C. Gilbert.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rodney Bell

Towards the development and delivery of a online resource for the disability community, artists and teachers.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $17,853

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sandra Arnold

Towards writing a collection of short-short fiction with an overall theme of various types of bullying.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $1,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Saralia Tamati-Wright

Towards artist fees and material costs to create five community murals in Newtown, Wellington.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $27,261

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

SpinPoi

Towards development and production costs to create online learning resources for the SpinPoi Kids programme.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $16,525

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Square Edge Community Arts

Toward the development and promotion of online resources to enable a 2020 virtual arts trail experience.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $40,295

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Taradale Pottery Club

To develop online collateral (website, social media sites, video) to develop & strengthen clay art in our community.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $4,085

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Te Kiato Limited

Towards research and mainenance of practice that will contribute to tārai waka continuity and development.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $35,469

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Teokotai Paitai, Ani O'Neill

Towards artist fees, production and material costs to research and develop a new collaborative multidisciplinary work.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Te Rakau Hua O Te Wao Tapu Trust

Towards the research phase of a Theatre Marae community project on navigating family violence during lockdown.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Toi Ngapuhi

Towards content development -sharing mātauranga and profiling Ngāpuhi artists and their work.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $42,228

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Tom White

To create four new physical AI artworks to support upcoming exhibitions and to develop an enhanced online presence.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $37,786

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tracy Farr

Towards revising and completing a novel, Wonderland.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Warren Feeney

To review, reposition and enliven Artbeat’s online presence; delivering capacity for audience development and New Zealanders participating in the arts.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $6,170

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Watch This Space

Towards personnel fees, advertising, and digital production costs to develop and produce an online tour of Ōtautahi’s urban art.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $8,075

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Wellington Jazz Festival

To commission four new works by New Zealand composers.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $36,650

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Zahra Killeen-Chance

To develop a video dance work to be exhibited at the McLeavey Gallery, Wellington 2020.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $16,518

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund