Arts Grants 2020 Round 2 Closing date: 14 Sep 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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39 grants totalling $1,818,440 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).

175 eligible applications were received, with a total of $5,993,478 requested.

This was broken down as follows:

  • General Arts: 26 projects totalling $1,078,316 were supported. $4,481,978 was requested by 149 applicants.
  • Māori Arts: 9 projects totalling $525,209 were supported. $1,430,199 was requested by 27 applicants.
  • Pacific Arts: 4 projects totalling $214,915 were supported. $396,871 was requested by 10 applicants.

Also:

  • 18 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.
  • 10 supported projects enabling New Zealanders to participate in the arts.
  • 3 were to support building the resilience of the New Zealand arts sector
  • 2 supported New Zealand arts to gain international success.

Artforms were supported as follows:

  • 5 Community Arts
  • 3 Craft/object
  • 3 Customary Māori Arts
  • 2 Dance
  • 7 Literature
  • 7 Multi-disciplinary Arts
  • 3 Music
  • 1 Pacific Heritage Arts
  • 1 Theatre
  • 7 Visual Arts

Successful applications will lead to 96 activities in the following regions:

  • 15 Auckland
  • 14 Canterbury
  • 11 Wellington
  • 11 Overseas
  • 9 Otago
  • 7 Nelson-Marlborough
  • 6 Gisborne
  • 6 Northland
  • 6 Online
  • 3 Bay of Plenty
  • 2 Manawatu-Whanganui
  • 2 National
  • 2 Waikato
  • 1 Hawkes Bay
  • 1 Taranaki

Funding recipients

Alex Scott

Towards illustrating a graphic novel of slice-of-life stories, spanning 1993 to the present day, connected by fictional TV advertisements.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $25,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Aotearoa Public Gallery Directors' Network, Christina Barton

Towards a new platform for art writing facilitated by New Zealand public art galleries in partnership with ArtNow.NZ.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $36,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Arts Festival Taranaki Charitable Trust TAFT

Towards associated production costs to deliver and present the programme of RESET 2020 a multidisciplinary arts festival for the Taranaki region.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Auckland Fringe Festival

To support a community engagement programme, printing costs and fees to plan and deliver Auckland Fringe Festival 2021.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Bullet Heart Club

Towards the rehearsal and pre-production of a new work for a festival premiere.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Chloe Loftus

Towards creation and tour of 'The Air Between Us', an outdoor inclusive aerial dance production with Rodney Bell & Chloe Loftus.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $18,876

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki

To support a seven-month programme of capability development for key CoCA staff.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $74,221

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Cultural Conversations

To set up a Community Arts based hub managed by former refugee and migrant communities.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $16,650

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Diana Wichtel

Towards writing a New Zealand cultural history through the lens of over three decades as a television critic.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $45,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Flock Charitable Trust

To use theatre to undertake meaningful dialogue between members of the homeless community and local policy makers.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $44,830

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Fresh Movement Arts Trust

Towards urban/hip hop dance workshops and New Zealand's premiere dance battle event.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $26,413

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Gisborne International Music Competition

Towards professional development for young New Zealand musicians.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $15,900

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Gwangju Biennale Foundation

Towards the 13th Gwangju Biennale, three NZ artists to exhibit, directed by Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala, February 26 - May 9, 2021.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $44,290

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Interisland Collective

Towards associated costs to support a programme of artistic workshops, digital exhibitions and the creation of arts-cultural resources.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $57,175

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Israel Birch

To exhibit a solo show and new works to be exhibited beyond the solo show in Sydney.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $34,567

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Lucien Johnson

To compose a new work for orchestra.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $32,400

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Mata Aho

Towards a collaboration between Maureen Lander and Mata Aho Collective.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $25,475

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Melody Thomas

For the Todd New Writer's Bursary towards adapting an award-winning podcast, on sex and sexuality, to a book.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $18,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Mema Maeli

Toward associated costs for Fala Pati Pasifika workshop programme for participants to learn, engage and take part in.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $12,555

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Moniek Schrijer

Towards the development and production of new work.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $72,420

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Noir Events Ltd

Towards marketing and publicity, and fees to promote, curate and deliver Tūrama a multi-day immersive arts and performance festival.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $74,244

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

OHOKOMO

Towards a 4-week theatre development and 2 night showing with a focus on filming and livestream.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $60,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Oscar Enberg

Towards the creation of a new Super 16mm moving image work and a major new sculpture for exhibition in New Zealand and overseas.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $18,980

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Paemanu

To develop projects and exhibitions through a series of wānanga with Kai Tahu artists and hapū.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $71,276

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Paitangi Ostick

Towards a hand drawn, artwork, colouring album with narrative, inspired by Maori mythology and cosmology.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $56,460

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Paludal

Towards a 12 month exhibition programme at artist-run space, Paludal, Christchurch that presents artists from outside of this city.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $17,616

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Putahi Festival

Towards the re-build, development and presentation of Pūtahi Development Festival.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Rangitane o Wairau

Towards a te reo Māori wānanga.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Soulnote Agency

Towards fees, production, technical, and marketing and administration costs to record and produce a collaborative multidisciplinary debut album.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $74,095

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Starling

Towards contributor fees and editorial costs to produce two new issues of Starling.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,200

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Tamararo Raihania

Towards a new body of work to adorn the Marae.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $55,595

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

The Dowse Art Museum

Towards publishing an extensive publication celebrating the 30 year career of Dunedin-based contemporary jeweller, Jane Dodd.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $25,232

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

The Spinoff

Towards publishing coverage of the NZ literature scene and commissioning and publishing creative non-fiction essays and artworks on The Spinoff.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $74,700

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Todd Sheridan

Towards te tarai he kohinga taonga puoro ma te tuhua hei mahinga hou.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $71,836

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Tofiga Fepulea’i

Towards artist and personnel fees, venue hire, travel and accommodation, and marketing and publicity costs for a North Island tour of SORRY 'BOUT IT.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $71,090

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Track Zero

Towards a nationwide Aotearoa and Samoa community artist-led photographic project relating to climate change with workshops for rangatahi.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $64,807

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

University of Canterbury

Towards The Ursula Bethell Residency in Creative Writing 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 Otago College of Education

Towards an established residency programme for a NZ writer of children's literature to create imaginative works for young people.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $42,536

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Wild in Art

Towards a public art trail of over 115 penguin sculptures decorated by artists and school children, in Christchurch for 9 weeks.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund