Arts Grants 2020/21 Round 3 Closing date: 19 Oct 2020

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

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42 grants totalling $1,597,775 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).

168 eligible applications were received, with a total of $6,091,325 requested.

This was broken down as follows:

  • General Arts: 28 projects totalling $1,087,488 were supported. $4,798,256 was requested by 136 applicants.
  • Māori Arts: 7 projects totalling $346,843 were supported. $807,379 was requested by 18 applicants.
  • Pacific Arts: 7 projects totalling $159,444 were supported. $485,690 was requested by 14 applicants.

Also:

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

Artforms were supported as follows:

  • 3 Community Arts
  • 3 Craft/object
  • 1 Customary Māori Arts
  • 4 Dance
  • 1 Interarts
  • 8 Literature
  • 5 Multidisciplinary Arts
  • 7 Music
  • 1 Pacific Heritage Arts
  • 1 Theatre
  • 8 Visual Arts

Successful applications will lead to 72 activities in the following regions:

  • 27 Auckland
  • 16 Wellington
  • 8 National
  • 6 Online
  • 3 Northland
  • 3 Overseas
  • 2 Bay of Plenty
  • 2 Nelson-Marlborough
  • 2 Otago
  • 2 West Coast
  • 1 Canterbury

Funding recipients

Abigail Cunnane

To redesign and launch The Distance Plan website.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $14,369

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

Towards a three-month residency for New Zealand artist, Kate Newby at Adam Art Gallery in 2021.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $48,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

AKAU

Towards taitamariki and artists connecting to create street light art in Kaikohe.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Alex Taylor

To commission Alex Taylor to write a new work for violin, cello and theorbo for a 2021 CMNZ Tour.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Alyx Duncan, Michele Powles

Towards a tryptic video installation and movement film starring Kilda Northcott.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $72,870

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Anahera Press

Towards a publishing subsidy for the publication of a book of poetry by Serie Barford.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $5,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Atoll ltd

To record an album of important musical works by composer Jenny McLeod.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $26,280

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Bailee Lobb

Towards fees to create and develop an innovative, multidisciplinary body of work for an exhibition in 2021.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $10,260

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Barbara Else

Towards completing a memoir.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $26,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Chloe Klein

Towards presentation costs to premiere SOFT.co's dance show, Inflated Rebel.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $23,567

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Christopher Ulutupu

Towards fees, accommodation, technical and production costs to create and develop a new work for international presentation.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $27,651

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Dahlia Malaeulu

Towards associated fees and publishing costs to write, develop and publish the second book of a young adult series focussed on Samoan identity and exp.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $6,600

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Dallas Tamaira

Towards research and development towards solo career resilience and kaupapa for singer/songwriter Dallas Tamaira.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $32,466

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Daren Kamali

Towards fees, travel and accommodation, and production costs to develop and produce a collaborative publication and work focussed on Fijian ulumate.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $22,092

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Eight Sisters Ltd

Towards the creation and presentation of the front of a large scale crochet whare.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $73,582

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Elizabeth Farrell

To commission a new work for flute, viola, double bass and keyboard for Ensemble Klangrauschen.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $23,130

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Gillian Whitehead

To compose a violin concerto for violinist Andrew Beer.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Gina Cole

Towards writer's costs to develop a first draft of a new Pasifikafuturist science fiction novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $16,496

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Golden Retriever Records

To record and produce a new album that considers queer male sexuality in a disconnected society.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $18,505

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Hiria Anderson

Towards Hiria’s participation as exhibitor in 3 major Exhibitions.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $6,519

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

John Misky

Towards fees, materials, production and digital documentation costs to create, develop and produce a stitch-plank va'a alo.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $68,604

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Lisa Walker

Towards creating new work and re-publishing "An Unreliable Guidebook to Jewellery by Lisa Walker".

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $71,300

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Loemis Trust

Towards fees and production costs to plan and deliver the events programme of the 6th Annual Lōemis Festival in 2021.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $42,500

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Loughlan Prior

Towards development of a new collaborative dance performance work with the New Zealand String Quartet and Ballet Collective Aotearoa.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $8,825

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Mana Moana Collective

Towards the research and development of a new series of video artworks based on climate change and indigenous values.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Maoriland Charitable Trust

To support renown weavers Sonia Snowden and Pip Devonshire for a 12 month residency at the Toi Matarau Gallery, Ōtaki.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Mathew Tait

Towards a bilingual picture book telling the story of the separation of Ranginui and Papatūānuku beginning with Te Kore.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $37,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Miranda Bellamy

To create new work for an exhibition at RM Gallery and Blue Oyster Art Project Space in May 2021.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $21,500

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Moana Moko Creative Natives Ltd

Towards a series Māori Wellbeing and Theatre wānanga programme for rangatahi in Tauranga Moana.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $54,515

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Movement Of The Human

Towards development of two dance initiatives, Tōrua and MYLIAD (My Life Is A Dance).

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $74,920

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

New Zealand Comedy Trust

Towards an annual event that works to develop and support the comedy industry.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

New Zealand Graphic Design Association Limited

Towards Aotearoa Design Archive (ADA); presenting a body of visual research, commissioned critical design writing and visual artworks online.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $68,832

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Okareka Dance Company

Towards production costs for Phase 2 of Mana Wahine, the return season to Auckland.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $67,759

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Randell Cottage Writers Trust

Towards a stipend for a six-month residency in Wellington for a New Zealand writer.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $27,405

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sorawit Songsataya

Towards a field research project documenting the kōtuku at their nesting ground in Ōkārito to produce a new moving image work.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $24,203

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sriwhana Spong

Towards a 12-month research and development project focused on the performance aspect of my practice.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $49,972

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Takahe Collective Trust

To publish three issues of takahē literary and art magazine; two in print and one online.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $22,204

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

The Coalition for Books

Towards online reviews on the Coalition for Books website Kete, and research, marketing and promotional activity.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Third Coast Percussion

To commission a new work from New Zealand composer Gemma Peacocke for Third Coast Percussion.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $39,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

University of Canterbury Foundation

Towards the Pacific Artist in Residence 2021 programme, Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $18,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Wet Green

Towards an exhibition of artworks by emerging artist, Ronan Lee.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $6,643

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Youth Arts New Zealand

Towards a reflective creative writing programme facilitating creative expression amongst young inmates at Mt Eden Prison.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $32,200

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund