Arts Grants $10,000 - 75,000 | 2019 Round 2 Closed: 6 Sep 2019

Arts Grants offer short-term project funding for New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations. This funding enables more sustainable careers, encourages innovation and the development of arts practice, and provides opportunities for diverse communities to access the arts.

94 grants totalling $4,028,855 have been offered to support projects by New Zealand artists and practitioners in this funding round. 296 applications were received, with a total of $12,365,935 requested.

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Funding recipients

Action Education Incorporated

Towards a year long spoken word performance programme for young artists based in Auckland.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $20,450

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Alexa Wilson

Towards the creation and development of new works and workshop costs for a 5 day experimental dance festival at Q Theatre.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $61,406

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Aloalii Tapu

Towards the personnel and production costs to deliver a 3-centre national tour in 2020 of contemporary dance theatre work, 'LEECHES'.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $74,488

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

A Mulled Whine

Towards presenting ‘Massive Crushes’ by playwright Uther Dean at Basement Theatre.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $35,259

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Anh Tran

Towards an artist residecy at The Rijksakademie.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $39,600

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Arohanui Strings - Sistema Hutt Valley

Towards tutor fees to deliver programmes for young people in a safe, positive and inclusive environment.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

A Slightly Isolated Dog Ltd.

Towards a 11 venue Australian tour of 'Jekyll and Hyde' and 'Don Juan' by A Slightly Isolated Dog in 2020.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Awa Wahine

Towards a digital platform for wāhine to share their writing and creativity workshops for wāhine Māori around New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $39,089

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Biennale of Sydney

Towards FAFSWAG's pacific and radical performances to Sydney for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, titled NIRIN.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $36,512

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Bruce Paine

To compose a new work for classical guitarist Barkin Sertkaya.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $10,300

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Charles Royal

Towards the creation ofa publication ready manuscript concerning mātauranga Māori and its creative uses today.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Charlotte Yates Productions

Towards live Performances of Katherine Mansfield's poetry set to music by contemporary recording artists.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Towards publishing a book on Ralph Hotere's practice in Aotearoa.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Circability Trust

Towards associated costs for the curation, creative development, and presentation of Youth Circus Festival 2020.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $35,763

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Composers Association of New Zealand

Towards the 2020 national composition workshop for emerging composers in Nelson.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $15,427

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Connect the Dots Charitable Trust

Towards associated costs for the national 'Toi Ako' touring arts exhibition and community-matua wellbeing programme.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $43,516

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Creative Collaborative

Towards the personnel, administration and material costs for Breathing Space: an arts, wellbeing, and youth mentoring programme.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $58,520

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

CubaDupa Street Arts Festival

Towards CubaSonic, the world premiere of a new work composed by John Psathas to be performed the length of Cuba Street.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $49,203

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Cubbin Theatre Company

Towards building a business plan and strategy that will grow Cubbin Theatre Company.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $12,832

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Ema Tavola

To support the delivery and associated activities of two tailor-made residencies offered to Moana-Nui-A-Kiva arts managers.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $56,600

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Emily Karaka

To research and create new paintings for international exhibition.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

FAFSWAG Arts Collective

To support production and personnel fees to develop performative work, 'Fa'aafa' and travel costs to attend and present at The HAU, Berlin in 2020.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $59,420

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Featherston Booktown

Towards personnel and administrative costs to present eight new literary events as part of the Featherston Booktown Festival 2020 programme.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $59,490

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Gisborne International Music Competition

Towards professional development for young New Zealand musicians in the 2019 Gisborne International Music Competition.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $10,150

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Good Company Arts

Towards a responsive design development for established Good Company Arts website with focus on new media arts.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $25,250

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Hawke's Bay Arts Festival T/A Creative Hastings

Towards a multi-disciplinary arts festival featuring high-quality and relevant NZ and international work across genres.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Huia NZ Limited

Towards publishing a book that records the History of St Joseph's Māori Girls' College.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

InMotion

Dancing with Parkinson's: to support the associated costs of a dance class programme developed for people with Parkinson's Disease.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $21,590

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jacob Scott

Towards an art installation.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Jake Baxendale, Jasmine Lovell-Smith

Towards a recording of new works for large ensemble.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $24,068

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jenny Neligan

Towards attending Fired Up to discuss, advance and promote opportunities for ceramicists, and strengthen the NZ ceramic community.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $22,232

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Jolt Dance

Towards development and performance of new interactive dance show “Song” in Christchurch for disability audiences.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $16,850

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kelly Morey

Towards a writer's stipend to develop a new novel set in 19th century Northland, New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $52,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Kolokesa Mahina-Tuai

Towards associated costs to peer review and launch an artform publication on Tongan arts, culture, heritage practice and philosophy.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $42,300

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Lara Northcroft

Towards exploring the principles of 'mana' within the realms of Tūmatauenga. Taking a group of 15 Mau Rakau Artists to Rapa Nui.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $61,610

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Laura Preston

Towards the writing of a doctorate thesis at the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $11,984

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Le Moana

Towards the staging, venue and administrative costs to deliver a contemporary Pacific dance and theatre festival in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $45,180

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

LoCo Arts, Loughlan Prior

Towards the development of a new dance work to headline TEMPO dance festival.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $33,939

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Massey University Press

Towards the associated costs to publish two new literary works.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $13,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

McCormack / Wright Projects

To create a new full-length dance work in collaboration with Quan Bui Ngoc and Ha Nguyen Viet of H2Q Art company, Saigon.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $11,016

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Michelle Elvy

To create, develop and edit an anthology of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and visual arts writing.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,500

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Movement Of The Human

To the development and premiere performance of new aerial and contemporary dance work.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Moyra Elliott

Towards a biannual gathering of Australasian and International ceramic practitioners for exchange, discussion and exhibitions.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $11,789

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Murihiku Maori and Pasifika Cultural Trust

Towards associated costs to support the Murihiku Polyfest event for Māori and Pasifika youth in Southland.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Nelson Festivals Trust

Towards a programme of NZ work for the Nelson Arts Festival, the pan-arts Festival for the Top Of The South, Te Tai Ihu.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

New Zealand Comedy Trust

Towards presentation of the 2020 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, developing and supporting the NZ comedy industry.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

New Zealand Glassworks (NZG)

Towards a stipend to support a residency at New Zealand Glassworks.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $9,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

Towards the costs of staging and commissioning new work for an exhibition celebrating 175 years of Chinese life in NZ.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $31,580

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Nightsong

To re-rehearse and refine 'Te Põ' and 'Mr Red Light' for distribution.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Owen Moriarty

To the New Zealand Guitar Quartet towards the recording of original music.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $24,806

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Pacific Music Awards Trust

Towards live showcases, industry-focused workshops and mentoring programmes to develop the Pacific music sector and artists.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $74,225

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Pa’oa Revival Collective

To research and revive the heritage artform and practices of 'pā’oa': barkcloth manufacture specific to Aitutaki, Cook Islands.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $25,775

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Pasifika Migrant Services Charitable Trust

To support the 'Te Bee Project', a six day weaving workshop focused on Kiribati practices specific for male body adornment.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $39,503

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Paula Morris

Towards associated costs to develop website content, writer-support activities, and the 2020 Menton Mansfield sampler.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $47,488

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Peter Hawkesby

Towards the creation of a new body of ceramic work for solo exhibition at Objectspace in 2020.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $54,100

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Pirate & Queen

Towards funding to support the 5th annual Lōemis Festival.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Randell Cottage Writers Trust

Towards associated costs for the six-month 2020 Randell Cottage Writers Residency in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $27,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rekindle Ltd

Towards programme development for practitioners to practice & share craft skills to build a sustainable livelihood among a community of peers.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $74,509

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

RM Gallery and Project Office

Towards a programme of exhibitions and events for New Zealand artists and art writers.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $57,251

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Rodney Bell

Towards remounting and presenting Hurihuri at the Hamilton Gardens Festival and Wellington 2020.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $55,787

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Royal Academy of Arts

Towards an exhibition showing works by Rita Angus at the Royal Academy of Arts, opening in October 2020.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

samesame but different LGBTQI Writers Festival

Towards a five-day festival celebrating LGBTQI writers of Aoteroa.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $11,420

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sam Trubridge

Towards a festival of new theatre, dance, and performance work at La MaMa Theatre in New York City, September 2020.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $46,025

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Samuel Orchard

Towards a stipend and editing fees to write and proof a graphic novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $17,566

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Samuel Snedden

Towards the premiere season of 'Essays in Love' at Basement Theatre.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $29,244

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Seung Yul Oh

Towards the creation of two new sculptural works using CAD 3D printng technology.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $49,040

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Shanti Sibbing

Towards a street art festival, introducing high quality public artwork to spaces within Whanganui’s town centre.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $47,424

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Smith and Thomas Productions

Towards developing a high octane comedy musical theatre work celebrating diversity.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $59,400

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Storybox

Towards a new series of film works based on climate change, to be projected onto a water screen at Whairepo Lagoon, Wellington.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Stroma New Music Ensemble

Towards the presentation and promotion of four innovative concerts in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $25,540

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Sylvan Thomson

For the Todd New Writers Bursary, towards a writer's stipend to write and complete the draft for a first novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Takahe Collective Trust

Towards writers fees and publishing design costs for three issues of takahē literary and art magazine.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $13,829

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Takirirangi Smith

Toward a Waka Building Wananga.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $48,060

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Talbot Rice Gallery

Towards freight and travel costs to support a first solo exhibition presented by the Talbot Rice Gallery, United Kingdom.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $74,767

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Taurima Vibes

Towards associated costs to support the arts intervention and mentoring initiatives of Atawhai 2020.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $57,350

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Te Po Productions

Towards a platform for Māori and indigenous voices online.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $38,800

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Te Rakau Hua O Te Wao Tapu Trust

Towards a Theatre Marae project that seeks to unravel ‘shame and hurt’ that clouds & distorts the subjects of incest and suicide.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Te Rehia Theatre

Towards the national tour of Rawiri Paratene's one man show PETER PAKA PARATENE.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $70,000

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Te Rununga o Ngati Rehia Trust on behalf of Tuhono Kerikeri Partnership Project

Towards Kororipo Heritage Park Festival Day is 1 of 3 key events in the Tuhono Kerikeri Bicentennial Celebrations.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $39,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Te Tira Whakaari Trust

Towards a symposium to celebrate Te Kooti Rikirangi's contribution and impact on contemporary artists.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $46,625

FUNDING POOL: Māori Arts Fund

Te Tuhi

Towards a full time, 18 month, paid curatorial internship to research and deliver a programme in a new experimental art space.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $64,012

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Theatreview

Towards Managing Editor, Theatre Editor, Dance Editor, WebMaster and website overheads.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $33,623

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The Creators' Room

Towards the personnel, production and technical costs to deliver The Creators' Room annual community and youth arts exhibition.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $30,223

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

The PlayGround NZ Ltd

To develop and perform a new dance and design led production for seasons in Wellington, New York, and Hastings.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $56,371

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Tuatara Collective, Jason Te Mete

Towards developing an innovative arts practice supporting mental health in the Arts industry.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

University of Canterbury

Towards the Ursula Bethell residency for Aotearoa New Zealand writers at the University of Canterbury.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

University of Canterbury

Towards the Pacific Artist in Residence 2020 programme, Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $18,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund

Vicki Smith

Towards project development and travel to Canada to accept an invitation to Digital Dynamics 2020.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $15,462

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Victoria Abbott

To develop a tourable version of 'Run Rabbit' and a new companion show.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $20,830

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust

To support the delivery of community arts and music engagement programmes and events for youth in the East Porirua area.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Wellington Jazz Orchestra

To attend and perform at the 11th annual Jazz Education Networks Conference in New Orleans, USA.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $66,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

World Symposium on Choral Music 2020

Towards a major international choral symposium to be held in Auckland from 11-18 July 2020.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Young and Hungry Arts Trust

Towards touring 'What are Ya' to secondary schools and youth & community theatres across New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $48,350

FUNDING POOL: General Arts Fund

Yuki Kihara

Towards associated costs for research and development, and pre-production phase for a new multidisciplinary project.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $49,532

FUNDING POOL: Pacific Arts Fund