Local Government Arts Fund 2021 Closing date: 14 May 2021

The Local Government Arts Fund is designed to assist councils to support the resilience and recovery of local arts organisations affected by COVID-19.

26 grants totalling $864,070 have been offered to support projects in this funding round.

28 eligible applications were received, with a total of $983,690 requested.

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Funding recipients

Auckland Council

To deliver a series of strategy workshops to 42 council arts partners across the Auckland region.

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AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Central Hawke's Bay District Council

To develop an Arts and Culture Strategy for Central Hawke's Bay.

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AWARDED: $28,645

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Christchurch City Council

Towards an opportunity for a large-scale community celebration for Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania.

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AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Christchurch City Council, Isaac Theatre Royal

Towards the Isaac Theatre Royal's presentation of a community arts programme throughout the year.

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AWARDED: $49,945

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Dunedin City Council

Towards the Artist Advice Ōtepoti (AAŌ) online hub, designed to support artists as they navigate Dunedin’s arts landscape.

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AWARDED: $21,576

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Far North District Council

To develop Far North's 10-year Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy and action plan through public consultation.

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AWARDED: $29,925

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Gisborne District Council

Towards Te Ara i Whiti community activation project.

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AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Gore District Council

Towards a working strategy for building on artist-in-residence and community/education programmes in Gore District.

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AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Grey District Council

Towards a partnership between the Council and the arts community to develop the first arts strategy for the Grey District.

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AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Hastings District Council

Towards a strategic framework to support creatives and creativity in Hawke's Bay.

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AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Kaikoura District Council

To develop a Community Arts Strategy that builds the resilience of artists and arts organisations in Kaikoura district.

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AWARDED: $29,460

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Kaipara District Council

To develop Kaipara's 10-year Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy and action plan through public consultation.

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AWARDED: $29,250

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Manawatu District Council

Towards the promotion of a diverse range of artforms and to assist local artists to build more sustainable careers in arts.

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AWARDED: $27,110

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Masterton District Council

Towards the design and installation of artworks on a new bridge across Masterton's Waipoua River.

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AWARDED: $20,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Nelson City Council

Towards Nelson City Council's Arts Strategy post-COVID.

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AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Palmerston North City Council

To engage marginalised, underserved, and underprivileged community members in arts leadership and mentoring programmes.

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AWARDED: $49,300

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Rotorua Lakes Council

Towards associated fees to paint a Mural as a part of an Iwi Legacy Project.

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AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Ruapehu District Council

To create a post-COVID Ruapehu arts strategy to cherish the creative and cultural sector of our Rohe.

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AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

South Taranaki District Council

Towards a Ngaruahine arts strategy and comissioned works to launch the strategy.

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AWARDED: $50,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Stratford District Council

Towards a special 20th year anniversary exhibition of the works of senior Taranaki artists.

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AWARDED: $11,745

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Tararua District Council

To produce an arts strategy for the Tararua District.

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AWARDED: $25,400

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Taupo District Council

Towards the development of an arts strategy for the Taupo District.

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AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Waikato District Council

To create a community-led strategic arts plan for Huntly, based on community consultation.

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AWARDED: $19,713

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Waimakariri District Council

To work with local stakeholders to develop a post-COVID arts strategy.

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AWARDED: $28,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Wellington City Council

Towards 'Well Commons', a pilot artist-led space for young people to engage with creative practice (formerly the Revival Room).

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AWARDED: $34,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund

Whakatane District Council

Towards the development of an arts strategy to support a thriving and resilient arts sector across the Whakatane District.

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AWARDED: $30,000

FUNDING POOL: General arts fund