Global Digital New Work Fund 2022 Closing date: 9 May 2022

This fund supports researching, developing and/or creating new artwork in the digital space to be experienced by global audiences. The aim of the fund is to amplify innovative digital arts practice and encourage exploration and experimentation. It does this by supporting the development of new, high-quality digital artwork for global audiences.

More about the fund

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

11 grants totalling $523,172 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 45 eligible applications, with a total of $3,098,334 requested.

This was broken down as follows:

  • New Work grants: 6 projects totalling $474,629 were supported.  $2,919,742 was requested by 27 applicants
  • Research grants: 5 projects totalling 48,543 were supported.  $178,593 was requested by 18 applicants.

Results by funding pool were:

  • General Arts: 8 projects totalling $230,882 were supported. $2,224,716 was requested by 38 applicants
  • Ngā toi Māori: 2 projects totalling $152,290 were supported. $426,466 was requested by 4 applicants
  • Pacific Arts: 1 projects totalling $140,000 were supported. $447,153 was requested by 3 applicants.

Artforms were supported as follows:

  • 1 Community Arts                
  • 1 Dance                                 
  • 1 Literature                           
  • 3 Multidisciplinary Arts       
  • 1 Pacific Heritage Arts                                     
  • 1 Theatre                               
  • 3 Visual Arts                          

Successful applications will lead to 15 activities in the following regions:

  • 5 Auckland
  • 5 Online
  • 3 Wellington
  • 2 Overseas

Funding recipients

Anton Blank

To research the digital potential for contemporary Māori art in Taiwan and Europe (Research strand).

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Ant Sang

To research how to transform a graphic novel, 'Shaolin Burning', into digital form (webcomic) for a global audience (Research strand).

This content is tagged as Literature .

AWARDED: $9,200

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Celia Harrison

To create a live-stream, digital artwork to be exhibited live in Iceland and online (New Work strand).

This content is tagged as Community arts .

AWARDED: $10,500

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Joanna Cook

To create three high-quality, immersive and interactive dance works called 'Vector', using VR technology (New Work strand).

This content is tagged as Dance .

AWARDED: $63,253

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Nathan Haines

To research the creation of collaborative digital artwork between Gaby Sobin (France) and Nathan Haines (Aotearoa) (Research strand).

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Pacific Kids' Learning

Towards an online presentation of traditional Pacific dance using motion capture and animation (New Work strand).

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

AWARDED: $140,000

FUNDING POOL: Pacific arts fund

Suzanne Tamaki

To create a publication, and new photographic portaits with augmented reality image and sound, to promote Māori culture from the past to the future (New Work strand).

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $142,290

FUNDING POOL: Ngā toi Māori fund

Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Trust

Towards a series of born-digital artists' projects presented on a new digital platform (New Work strand).

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $73,586

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

The Floating Village

To research and develop a digital work between dance and gestrument technology (Research strand).

This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .

AWARDED: $10,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Trick of the Light Theatre Ltd (NZ)

To research and workshop a trans-Tasman digital theatre collaboration (Research strand).

This content is tagged as Theatre .

AWARDED: $9,342

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Walter Langelaar

Towards a tokenized artefact of programmer Vitalik Buterin, consisting of 3D scanned material, renditions, NFTs and tokenomics (New Work strand).

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

AWARDED: $45,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund