Arts Grants 2020/21 Round 1 Closing date: 21 Aug 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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47 grants totalling $1,929,617 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).

172 eligible applications were received, with a total of $5,923,426 requested.

This was broken down as follows:

  • General Arts: 37 projects totalling $1,446,275 were supported. $4,863,584 was requested by 152 applicants.
  • Māori Arts: 8 projects totalling $422,491 were supported. $851,154 was requested by 16 applicants.
  • Pacific Arts: 2 projects totalling $60,850 were supported. $208,687 was requested by 5 applicants.

Also:

  • 20 of the funded projects supported the development of arts practice and the creation of new work.
  • 14 supported projects enabling New Zealanders to experience high-quality arts.
  • 10 supported projects enabling New Zealanders to participate in the arts.
  • 3 were to support building the resilience of the New Zealand arts sector.

Artforms were supported as follows:

  • 2 Community Arts
  • 3 Craft/object
  • 1 Customary Māori Arts
  • 1 Dance
  • 16 Literature
  • 5 Multidisciplinary Arts
  • 5 Music
  • 4 Theatre
  • 10 Visual Arts

Successful applications will lead to 94 activities in the following regions:

  • 22 Wellington
  • 15 Taranaki
  • 14 Auckland
  • 13 National
  • 7 Canterbury
  • 7 Online
  • 4 Otago
  • 3 Bay of Plenty
  • 3 Gisborne
  • 3 Northland
  • 1 Waikato
  • 1 West Coast
  • 1 Overseas

Funding recipients

Abigail Howells

Towards development and the production of the play Dreamer.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $9,850

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Anahera Taripo

Towards two quality intricate woven pieces.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $21,500

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Atuanui Press Ltd

Towards publishing Time to Make a Song and Dance, Cultural Revolt in Auckland 1960-70.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $7,500

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Auckland Art Fair

Towards non-profit activities at 2021 Art Fair, Commissioned Projects Exhibition, Public Talks and Curatorial Workshop.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $26,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Becky Manawatu

Towards writing the first and second draft of new novel (Papahaua).

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Borderline Arts Ensemble

Towards remount for seasons of Strasbourg 1518 at Auckland Arts Festival and Circa Theatre.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Carl Nixon

To develop a historical novel based on the life of New Zealander Wilfred Westwood (1897 – 1939).

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $48,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Christopher Duncan

Towards research and development of new body of work focussed on weaving of flat-weave rugs.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $57,750

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Creative Capital Arts Trust

To plan and deliver the NZ Fringe Artist Development 2021 Kākano, Tour Ready and Artist Capability Building Workshop progammes.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

David Riley

Towards illustration and publishing costs for a Kiribati bilingual children's book based on World War II.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $5,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

DEAF WELLBEING SOCIETY INCORPORATED

Towards weekly arts and crafts projects filmed and performed by Monari Falepeau (Deaf qualified artist) in NZSL.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $37,740

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

Towards associated marketing, production and personnel costs to produce and deliver Dunedin Fringe Festival 2021.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

Towards New Zealand guest sepakers and panel chairs for the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival 2021.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $36,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Fiona Collins

Towards a stipend, and research and mentoring costs to write and develop a new novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $44,500

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Going West

Towards Going West's online programme, and re-establishment of Going West's live festival.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival Foundation

Towards the artist fees and associated costs to plan and deliver the programme for Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2021.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Hapai Productions Ltd

To fulfilling Nancy's tono, Tour around Tairāwhiti and Pōneke season.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Hoea Collective

Towards the development and operation of a community arts space in Gisborne.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $74,987

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Jacman Entertainment Ltd

Towards general administration, marketing and production costs to produce and deliver HULLABALLOO a regional children's performing arts festival.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $57,065

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Joanne Tito

Ki te hanga toi i ngā rākau Māori.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $63,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

John Weir

Towards preparing more than 3000 poems by Baxter for publication in five volumes.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $26,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Jordan Hamel

Towards contributor fees and editorial costs for an anthology of poetry and prose focussed on climate change.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $12,800

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Kendall Todd

Towards a studio album recorded by Kendall Elise and The Belgraves.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $25,980

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Little Andromeda

Towards providing the theatre and infrastructure for approximately 50 performing arts groups to present original work.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $74,546

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Makaro Press

Towards publishing three new literary titles by Mākaro Press a collection of short stories, a memoir, a novel.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Massey University Press

Towards publishing two books of poetry, an important new history, the practice of Anne Noble, and, insights into Pacific voyaging.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Matthew McIntyre Wilson

Towards an exploration of customary/contemporary making and materials in Hīnaki and Kupenga.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $8,725

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Michael Morley

Towards a digital film that documents seven performances by The Never Quartet.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $25,180

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Motone Productions

Towards artist fees, technician and production costs to develop an art film focussed on Cook Islands carving practices and master carver, Mark Tavioni.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $16,350

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Peter Smith

Towards the creation of 20 new artworks to complete the Krater Project.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $42,728

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: $11,650

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Rekindle Ltd

Towards organisational and practitioner development and public workshops.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $74,580

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Rim Paul

Towards the research and development of my autobiography Rim D. Paul – Tōku Rerenga Pūoro, He Whakahuranga Wairua.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $35,920

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Ruby Solly

Towards the development of a duo that blends te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā, using taonga pūoro, harp, cello, and vocals.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sally Richards

Towards the delivery of TAHI Festival.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $35,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sarah Pratt

Towards theatre classes for adults tutored by professional actors, directors and arts facilitators as weekly sessions.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $14,250

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Shannon Novak

Towards a series of public interventions over a 9 month period to help improve safety for the Taranaki LGBTQI plus community.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $42,816

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sonya Korohina

Towards the development and launch of an art walk app experience for Tauranga.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $25,768

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Tai Tokerau Maori Artists Collective

Towards an exhibition of new work by TTMAC and Aboriginal artists.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $68,359

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival Charitable Trust

Towards a multi-Artform Regional Arts Festival spanning Te Tairāwhiti anchored in Tūranga-nui-ā-Kiwa, Gisborne.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

TGTB Charitable Trust

To add five new murals to Auckland's largest outdoor street art gallery in Glen Innes, Auckland.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $30,170

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

The Cuba Press

Towards publishing a novel, a YA novel, a composer's memoir and two poetry books.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $21,700

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

The Queens Closet

Towards next stage development and preparation for production of our semi-opera.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $41,183

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

The Sapling

Towards associated costs to develop and produce a multi-contributor online platform that celebrates and elevates New Zealand children's literature.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $43,465

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Wellington Opera

Towards an April 2021 production of Mozart's Don Giovanni at Wellington Opera House.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $40,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Wellington Treasure Trust

Towards Verb Festival, LitCrawl, The Garden Party and writing commissions.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $74,650

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Wellington Zinefest

Towards personnel, materials and associated administration costs for planning of the Wellington Zinefest programme.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $21,903

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund