Emergency Relief Grant (rolling notifications) Closing date: 29 May 2020

An Emergency Relief Grant is a contribution towards loss of income between 1 March and 30 June due to COVID-19. This grant is a lump sum top-up of the WINZ COVID-19 Wage Subsidy to align with Creative New Zealand’s policy to pay artists and arts practitioners fairly. Applications were open from 14 April - 29 May.

A batch of applications is assessed and recommended twice weekly. 

Names of successful individual applicants will not be listed publicly.

More about the Emergency Relief Grant

UPDATE: 10 July 2020

To date, 2640 grants totalling $9,975,176 have been paid.

Of the 2640 individuals who have received a grant, 15% self-identified as Māori, and 7% self-identified as Pasifika.

Applicants have identified their artform as follows:

  • 81 Community Arts
  • 178 Craft/object
  • 71 Customary Māori Arts
  • 117 Dance
  • 18 Interarts
  • 60 Literature
  • 175 Multidisciplinary
  • 741 Music
  • 21 Pacific Heritage Arts
  • 556 Theatre
  • 622 Visual Arts

Applicants have identified their region as follows:

  • 1198 Auckland
  • 409 Wellington
  • 345 Canterbury
  • 136 Otago
  • 112 Waikato
  • 90 Bay of Plenty
  • 76 Manawatu-Whanganui
  • 73 Northland
  • 67 Hawkes Bay
  • 65 Nelson-Marlborough
  • 49 Taranaki
  • 8 Southland
  • 7 Gisborne
  • 5 West Coast

Funding recipients