Building Business Capability for Individual Practitioners Fund 2022 Closing date: 13 Apr 2022

This fund offers grants to support individual artists and arts practitioners to develop skills that increase their career sustainability and future-proof their business practice. Individual artists and arts practitioners can apply for activities that help them remain relevant to audiences and communities and become more resilient to changing environments.

Read more about the Building Business Capability for Individual Practitioners Fund 2022

Read a summary of this round's results which includes an overview of the results and commentary on our observations about what the strongest applications this round included.

Who got funded

66 grants totalling $598,353 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 82 eligible applications, with a total of $756,210 requested.

This was broken down as follows:

  • General Arts: 46 projects totalling $405,730 were supported. $545,271 was requested by 60 applicants.
  • Ngā toi Māori: all 14 projects to a total of $134,062 were supported
  • Pacific Arts: 6 projects totalling $58,561 were supported. $76,877 was requested by 8 applicants.

Artforms were supported as follows:

  • 3 Community Arts                 
  • 9 Craft/object                         
  • 1 Customary Māori Arts      
  • 9 Dance                                     
  • 4 Interarts                                                                
  • 1 Literature                              
  • 13 Multidisciplinary Arts     
  • 3 Music                                      
  • 11 Theatre                                
  • 12 Visual Arts                          

Successful applications will lead to 82 activities in the following regions:

  • 23 Auckland
  • 20 Online
  • 14 Wellington
  • 5 Overseas
  • 4 Bay of Plenty
  • 4 Gisborne
  • 4 Otago
  • 3 Waikato
  • 2 Northland
  • 1 Canterbury
  • 1 Hawkes Bay
  • 1 Manawatu-Whanganui

Funding recipients

Anna Brockhill

To build an eCommerce website, develop brand and marketing strategy and training.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Ben Crowder

Towards working with a coach/mentor to improve financial skills and develop confidence in robust reporting.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Blu Marqueses

Towards a digital marketing strategy and training to support business specialising in drag and burlesque events/shows within hospitality venues.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $5,038

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Bridget Riggir-Cuddy

To develop specialised skills and knowledge and to produce a body of research.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,523

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Bridget Sanders

Towards support with digital media, website upgrades and publicity skills.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $6,724

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Carl Bland

To develop a digital business strategy to improve online profile and brand, and to diversify income streams.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $9,150

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Cian Parker

Towards a six-month mentorship and advisory programme with Oyster Workshop.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Claudine Muru

Towards digital tools, software, and website development.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Cushla Donaldson

Towards professional development, mentorship, and an updated website.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,911

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

David Armstrong

To develop and upgrade the website of playwright and writer Dave Armstrong.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $7,600

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Degge Jarvie

Towards up-skilling in videography and editing for marketing and building a stronger online presence.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $5,896

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Dione Joseph

Towards developing and deepening skills to build a strong and sustainable career as an Artistic Director.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $9,998

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Emily Duncan

Towards research, planning, and inclusion training around accessibility needs for artists with disabilities.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $8,133

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Emily Mafile'o

Towards mentorship and personal development.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Gabriel White

Towards marketing, technical training, business planning and computing.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $8,670

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Hamish Annan

Towards business capability and digital and marketing skills.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $9,926

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Hana Miller

Towards hiring a mentor/coach/strategist for business growth.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Jacob Perkins

Towards building new skillsets in interative coding, 3D, Mixed Reality, AR and VR animation for arts practice.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $9,927

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Jonathan Price

To develop the technical and design skills to create and maintain a professional visual identity for online communications.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $6,128

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Joy Vercoe

To evolve knowledge and accounting skills to expand business capability.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $9,885

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Justin Benn

Towards project management certification.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $9,209

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Karaitiana Akroyd

Towards development of skills to live-stream the Pounamu-carving process.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $9,974

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Karlo Mila

Towards the creation and professional development of Karlo Mila Ltd.

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Kathryn Wightman

Towards the documentation of a series of online glass workshops as a means of generating continuous income.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Katie Gifford-Moore

Towards a coaching course and a 12-week mentoring programme with a senior marketing specialist to develop a digital strategy.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $7,098

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Kaye Davis

Towards professional development and strengthening business capabilities for long-term success.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Kereama Hohua

Towards advancing digital knowledge and capacity to transform and enhance business capability online.

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

AWARDED: $9,999

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Kristie Mortimer

To develop business management skills, digital skills, cultural competency and resilience coaching.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $9,072

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Kura Te Ua

To complete a 12-week intensive business coaching programme on marketing strategies and audience development.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Larsen Taylor

Towards research, skills development and training in digital media.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $9,821

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Leda Farrow

To enhance opportunities and skills in business, finance and marketing for working in community arts.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $8,309

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Leki Jackson Bourke

Towards the development of a Niuean theatre company and a sustaining career as an individual practitioner.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $8,613

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Liahona Walus

Towards participation in two professional development courses and marketing training.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $9,893

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Lynne Cardy

Towards research, planning and mentorship into the Theatre in Schools Scotland (TISS) operating model for business development.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $9,985

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Maggie Buxton

To build capability in promotion, publicity, marketing and develop web prescence.

This content is tagged as Interarts .

AWARDED: $9,835

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Malia Johnston

Towards developing a new website, brand development and research into VR.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $9,640

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Mandi Lynn

Towards a project plan to upskill in strategic development and impact marketing.

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $9,775

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Marcus McShane

Towards a website rebuild to market to new audiences.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $8,544

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Marika Hodgson

Towards professional development with industry experts and website development.

This content is tagged as Music .

AWARDED: $4,800

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Mele Taeiloa

Towards mentoring, networking, and hands-on experience at international street dance festivals.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Moana Ete

Towards business planning and social media training.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $6,600

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Moss Patterson

Towards website creation, online training support and cultural mentorship.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $9,987

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Natalie Jones

To strengthen business development and kaupapa Māori project management structures for arts practitioners.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $9,713

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Nick Tupara

Towards digital training, development and digital equipment.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,877

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Niki White

Towards the development of digital skills to support a kaupapa Māori-based contemporary jewellery art practise and business.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $8,897

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Niko Leyden

Towards a mentorship to create a strategic plan.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $6,400

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Paul Bradley

Towards strategic planning to build a sustainable, long-term career as a muralist and creative professional.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,980

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Paul Mathews

Towards two leadership courses.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann

Towards developing a regenerative business strategy and evolving online capacities for accessibility and communication.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $9,956

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Rodney Bell

Towards professional development and a dance education resource.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $8,605

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Roger Kelly

Towards business planning and online capability.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $9,800

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sarah Hunter

To develop digital skills to increase online engagement, profile and resilience.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $8,547

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sefton Rani

To gain skills in digital media to expand the scope of art practice.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,947

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Shane Bosher

Towards resilience and strategic business planning.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $9,800

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Stacey Simpkin

Towards participation in three workshops to propel creative business forward in a challenging environment.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $5,304

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Stella Reid

Towards a programme of activity that develops and sustains a creative career.

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $9,898

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Sums Selvarajan

Towards developing Pan-Asian diaspora audiences and community engagement, collaboration and new international market.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Suzanne Tamaki

Towards developing a website to promote and sell artwork.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,170

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Taarati Taiaroa

Towards the research, development, and implementation of a strategic business plan and tools for independent curatorship.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $9,989

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Te Rongo Kirkwood

Towards the revision and implementation of a strategic business plan and a digital marketing strategy.

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Trent Baumann

Towards the expansion of online content and business skills to reach a broader sustainable audience.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $5,280

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Vanessa Immink

Towards business development, brand strategies and financial modelling.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Vea Mafile'o

Towards discovering cultural methodologies and implementation in the process of digital creation.

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

William Franco

Towards enrolling in Victoria University's Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Yee Yang Lee

Towards research, planning and development of an artist and label service for Pan-Asian-Kiwi musicians and artists in Aotearoa.

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Yoonha Jang

Towards digital marketing and a business plan.

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $9,512

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund