Arts Grants Round 7 Closing date: 23 Apr 2021

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.

Find out more in our Arts Grant funding opportunity and guidelines

Round 7 summary

Read the summary of  round 7 results

This includes an overview of the results, commentary on our observations about what the strongest applications this round included, both generally (ie across all artforms and applications) as well as artform-specific.

Who got funded this round

58 grants totalling $2,143,407 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).

We received 166 eligible applications, with a total of $5,729,800 requested.

This was broken down as follows:

  • General Arts: 39 projects totalling $1,407,588 were supported. $4,492,305 was requested by 135 applicants.
  • Ngā toi Māori: 12 projects totalling $453,246 were supported. $768,587 was requested by 21 applicants.
  • Pacific Arts: 7 projects totalling $282,572 were supported. $468,906 was requested by 10 applicants.

Also:

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

Artforms were supported as follows:

Successful applications will lead to 112 activities in the following regions:

  • 35 Auckland
  • 20 Wellington
  • 9 National
  • 6 Canterbury
  • 7 Online
  • 3 Gisborne
  • 5 Waikato
  • 3 Taranaki
  • 5 Bay of Plenty
  • 1 Manawatu-Whanganui
  • 2 Northland
  • 7 Otago
  • 5 Overseas
  • 4 Hawkes Bay

Funding recipients

Anna & John Caselberg Charitable Trust

Towards support for a 'Creative Connections Residency' in 2022.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $9,452

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Annual Ink

Towards the commissioning and editing of a collection of writing by New Zealand contributors, for 9-13 year olds.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $64,650

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Areez Katki

To research, develop and create a new body of work for Colomboscope 2021.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $12,200

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

ART Paper

Towards publishing costs of the next four issues of ART Paper; a new, high-quality and innovative New Zealand art publishing platform.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $49,947

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Arts Festival Taranaki Charitable Trust

Towards the delivery of a festival that celebrates the art of contemporary cabaret.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland Festival of Photography Trust

To deliver a second national programme for The Auckland Festival of Photography 2021 online via You Tube.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $39,700

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Aunty Productions

Towards the creative development of a new New Zealand work.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Celeste Oram

Towards a new multimedia composition/live radio play for Ensemble Adapter, presented at European festivals.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $16,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Chabs and Milky Television Productions, Harry Dansey

Towards a series of livestreamed music shows at venues around Aotearoa.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $15,861

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Charles Koroneho

Towards developing a new visual arts installation and curatorial programme of performances.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $74,976

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Christopher Beernink

To record and release an extreme metal jazz orchestra album.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $34,544

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Cian Parker

Towards the rehearsal period and premiere of a new physical/dance theatre piece, ‘All I See’.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $40,600

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Clerestory Press

Towards associated costs to deliver and promote the 'Re-Draft National Writing Competition for Teenagers' in 2021.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $19,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Clinton Hewett

Towards an illustrated book and online paintings that tell the story of Cook Islands heritage.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $15,140

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki

To support a seven-month programme of exhibitions delivered by CoCA.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Discotheque

Towards development and performances of a new high quality contemporary dance/theatre work in Te Whanganui-A-Tara, New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $50,250

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Dylan Lardelli

To commission a new work for flute, oboe, viola and double bass for Musikfabrik.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $21,600

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Elliot Vaughan, Antonia Barnett-McIntosh

Towards the creation of two stand-alone solo music performances.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $33,644

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Ercan Cairns

Towards new paintings, prints and sculpture and accompanying catalogue for a solo exhibition.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $40,026

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Gareth Farr

Towards the composition and online premiere performance of a new work for baritone voice, string quartet and piano.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $61,500

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Georgina Watson

To develop a new body of work to be presented in Te Uru’s Summer 2021/22 season.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,200

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Honolulu Biennial Foundation

Towards support for artists of Aotearoa for artistic research and production for the Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Ice Floe Productions Tapui Limited

Towards 'HOLE', a ground-breaking, green-powered full season play, programmed at Circa Theatre in 2021.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $29,665

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Ioane Ioane

Towards short film promotion of traditional va'aalo paddled from Auckland to Waiheke for the New Zealand International Film Festival.

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $5,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Jonathon Heyes

To record and film a new album inside an innovative Beehive Studio.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $36,101

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Justine Simei-Barton

Towards a fusion of theatre, Māori martial arts and Pasifika performing arts, integrated with a Pasifika banquet.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Katy Wallace, Sarah Cleave

Towards a conceptual sound art project executed by Tairāwhiti artists and musicians.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $19,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Kezia Whakamoe

Towards a multi-disciplinary exhibition invoking sovereignty through Mana Wāhine creative practice.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $30,166

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Kristyl Neho

Towards writing and devising a new theatre piece.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $12,270

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Little Wild Music

To create a collection of marine and animal conservation songs and illustrated songbooks for children.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $42,640

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Magma Design and Multimedia Limited

Towards the illustration of a picture book about Leonardo Da Vinci, for adults and teens.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $21,080

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Margaret Aull

Towards a three-day wānanga for wāhine who are whakairo practitioners.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $20,307

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Mere Whaanga

Towards the development of three books and digital illustration skills.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $48,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Mudra Dance Company

To present the new work NAVARASA: Nine Emotions in Wellington.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $31,375

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

New Zealand Improvisation Trust

Towards a week-long festival celebrating improvised theatre and affiliated work in New Zealand.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $44,154

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Okareka Dance Company

Towards performing at the Hawke's Bay Arts Festival in October 2021.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $32,857

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

OneTree House

Towards publishing five books.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $31,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Opus Orchestra , Bronya Dean

Towards a collaboration with Scholars Baroque to present three concerts in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $52,212

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Piksies Melody Ltd

Towards a staged reading and sing-through of a te reo Māori musical, 'Whakapaupākihi', at Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Polynesian Panther Party 50th Anniversary Committee

Towards the celebration of Polynesian Panther Party's contribution to the history and cultural fabric of Aotearoa through art.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $74,576

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

projectMUSE

Towards the development and touring of a new, multidisciplinary, live performance work inspired by cabaret artforms.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $22,306

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Rachel McAlpine

Towards writing a prose-and-poetry memoir featuring the shocks, challenges and pleasures of ageing in the 21st century.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $6,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Rangihiroa Panoho

Towards the research, wānanga and development of an artwork series that explores the Northern New Zealand Land Wars.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $48,255

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Rapa XR Limited

To create and present the work of taonga puoro artist Te Kahureremoa through the use of virtual reality technology.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $30,400

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sally Stockwell

Towards rehearsal and performance seasons of a new solo theatre show.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $38,025

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sarah Wilkins

Towards the research, writing and illustration of a non-fiction children's book about Jeanne Baret, the first woman to circumnavigate the world.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sharu Loves Hats

Towards an eight-week workshop to inject Thai language, Thai cultural dance and comedy elements to script.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $37,840

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Simon Gennard

To produce and distribute an artist book by Ammon Ngakuru.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $13,649

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Steph Matuku

Towards the third title in the popular 'Whetū Toa' junior novel series.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $12,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Sue Pearson

Towards an installation about the tiputa (tapa) of Pitcairn Island.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $22,830

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Taarati Taiaroa

To document the practice and voice of senior Māori sculptor, Matt Pine, for a sigificant exhibition and publication.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $71,747

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Tia Huia Ranginui

Towards the production of work for a solo exhibtion.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $18,228

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Victoria Kelly

To compose a new work for soprano, tenor, choir and orchestra.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Whangarei Fringe

Towards the delivery of a two-week multidisciplinary arts festival in Whangārei in October 2021.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $50,690

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Young and Hungry Arts Trust

Towards supporting the development phase of Y&H’s new activity, Playful.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $34,657

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Yuki Kihara

To research and develop a prototype sculpture for a textile project.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $75,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Yu-Ting Rose Wei

Towards developing a new ceramics series.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $7,495

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Zeb Nicklin

Towards he āta rangahau kōrero mō te Manu Kōrero.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $40,586

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund