19 Jul 2019

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Applications now open to new Arts Grants programme

The first round of our new-look Arts Grants programme has opened, with staggered application closing dates for two different funding levels: up to $10,000 and $10,000 to $75,000.

As previously signalled, we now have a single Arts Grants programme that merges our former Arts Grants and Quick Response funding programmes. In 2020 we will also introduce an annual round for proposals outlining a 12 month period of activity for up to $150,000.

These are the dates for the first round of the new programme of Arts Grants (opening 19 July):

  • Applications requesting between $10,000 and $75,000 need to be submitted by 6 September – we’ll notify results on 15 November 2019.
  • Applications requesting amounts up to $10,000 need to be submitted by 4 October – we’ll notify results on 13 December 2019.
  • The decision making times for both types of applications will be 10 weeks for this round while we configure our systems to manage the anticipated high number of applications.

These changes are part of a review of all Creative New Zealand’s funding programmes to make sure they deliver to our Investment Strategy Te Ara Whakamua 2018–2023, Te Hā o ngā Toi Māori Arts Strategy 2019 – 2024 and Pacific Arts Strategy 2018 – 2023.

Key dates for Arts Grants rounds in 2020 – including the annual Arts Grants round (up to $150,000 for activity over a 12 month period) – will be announced by November this year.

Read more about the new Arts Grants programme

Other funds offered as part of this round

  • Tup Lang Choreographic Award – promotes and encourages choreography in New Zealand contemporary dance, and especially the work of emerging choreographers.
  • Todd New Writer’s Bursary – allows a promising published writer or presented playwright, at an early stage of their career, to work on an approved project.
  • Tohunga Tukunga mentoring programme – offers funding to help preserve and pass on contemporary and traditional Ngā Toi Māori (Māori arts) knowledge and practice.
  • Toi tipu Toi rea – The Toi Tipu Toi Rea is a grant to support Māori artists or practitioners, at an early stage of their career, to undertake an arts project.
  • Toi Ake – tailored to iwi, hapū, whakapapa-based roopu and maata waka to cultivate and retain heritage Ngā Toi Māori – though it does not support restoration projects.