Funding for artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to present work internationally, where the invitation to present is the result of one of Creative New Zealand’s international initiatives.
Up to $50,000
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Global Networks Presentation Fund 2022/23
For projects taking place between:
21 Oct 2022 - 21 Oct 2023
Opened: 15 Aug 2022
Closed: 9 Sep 2022, 1PM
Eligibility for Global Networks Presentation Fund
- meet our general eligibility criteria and track record requirements, and
- have a confirmed invitation to present work internationally as the result of one of our International initiatives. Priority will be given to invitations that are the result of the Te Manu Ka Tau international visitor programme.
Organisations in the Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programmes and recipients of Annual Arts Grant funding are eligible to apply, but only for a new project, or new project phase that extends beyond what Creative New Zealand currently funds you to deliver.
There are three types of funding: Ngā toi Māori, Pacific arts and General arts. There are additional eligibility requirements for Ngā toi Māori and Pacific arts funding types. You may be eligible for more than one type of funding, but you can only choose one for your application.
Ngā toi Māori funding
To apply for Ngā toi Māori funding:
- you must be Māori, or your project must be managed or directed by Māori
- organisations, groups or collectives must be Māori-led. If an organisation is applying for funding on behalf of an individual, that person must also be Māori.
Applications are assessed by Māori artists or practitioners with experience in Ngā toi Māori.
Pacific arts funding
To apply for Pacific arts funding:
- your activities must align to our Pacific Arts Strategy 2018-2023
- Kaupapa Pasifika will be evident in the practice of your activities
- the activities will deliver outcomes to Pacific arts and artists
Applications are assessed by Pasifika artists or practitioners with experience in the Pacific arts.
General arts funding
The general eligibility criteria apply. Applications are assessed by artists and practitioners with experience in the relevant artform.
Breaches of agreements
You can't apply if you, your organisation, or key members of your project team are in breach of the conditions of a current funding agreement.
If you receive funding, be sure to read all the terms and conditions in your funding agreement and note your reporting deadlines so you don't breach the agreement. If we consider the terms and conditions of funding to be seriously breached, which includes missing the deadline for reporting, we reserve the right to terminate the grant and seek repayment.
This fund supports in person/physical, digital or hybrid international presentations of work that are the result of one of Creative New Zealand's international initiatives including the adaptation of existing work to respond to this international presentation opportunity.
The objectives of the fund are to develop international audiences, markets, networks, collaborations and opportunities for New Zealand artists and companies.
It recognises and responds to opportunities that are the result of relationships with international presenters and platforms established through one of our International Initiatives.
- In-person/physical, digital or hybrid international presentations of visual art and craft, performing arts/music and literature.
- The adaptation of existing work for presentation, including collaborating with international artists/companies/institutions to respond to a confirmed international presentation invitation.
The development of innovative ways of presenting existing work internationally and engaging with international audiences to respond to a confirmed international presentation invitation.
Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate:
- an invitation for international presentation is the direct result of the Te Manu Ka Tau international visitor programme.
- there is the potential to open new international markets, audiences and opportunities for the artist/company.
- the project shows an innovative approach to adapting and/or presenting work.
Funding can be used for up to $50,000 towards project costs.
We can fund projects that are non-fee paying, including performances that involve a box-office share arrangement. Applicants will be required to provide evidence that they have sufficient experience and resources to manage any risks as well as their own marketing and promotion plans.
We do not fund production costs for presenting New Zealand music, theatre or dance by an international company for an international audience unless this is in collaboration with the New Zealand artist or relevant arts organisation.
You can only apply for costs incurred between the project start and end dates listed in your application. We don't fund retrospective or ongoing costs.
Your project must:
- Start after 21 October 2022
- Finish before 21 October 2023
Benefits to New Zealand arts
Your project or activities must directly benefit New Zealand arts, artists or practitioners.
Alignment to Creative New Zealand's strategies
Your project must align with one of Creative New Zealand’s strategic outcomes. They are:
- High-quality New Zealand art is developed
- New Zealand arts gain international success
- New Zealand’s arts sector is resilient
For more information see Guidelines – Outcomes.
Partnering with organisations in Creative New Zealand’s Toi Uru Kahikatea or Toi Tōtara Haemata investments programmes
If your project is in partnership with, or will result in a presentation at, an organisation in Creative New Zealand’s Toi Uru Kahikatea or Toi Tōtara Haemata investment programmes you must supply a letter from them that outlines their contribution to the project.
What we don't fund
- Activities already funded by another Creative New Zealand funding programme or initiative. For instance, the Creative Communities Scheme.
- Activities another Creative New Zealand funding programme or initiative is designed to support
- Purchase of capital items, renovating or buying buildings, or restoring marae
- Duplication of funding with other government agencies
- Projects, project phases or programmes of activity that have received support from Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage via the Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme (excluding Cultural Sector Emergency Relief Fund, the Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme and the Grant for Self-Employed Individuals)
- Core education resources and activities that are part of the curriculum and course of study in New Zealand, including early learning, school, or further education
- Game design, fashion design and commercial design
- Some film and screen activity
- Activities that are part of the core business of a Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO), Territorial Local Authority (TLA) or Council Controlled Organisation (CCO)
Register or sign in to your Creative NZ Portal account to apply using the online application form.
Access to the Global Networks Presentation fund application form is limited to people we have confirmed are eligible to apply.
If you'd like to discuss your eligibility email Eleanor Congreve, Senior Adviser International Services and Initiatives
Submit your application by 1:00 pm, 9 September 2022 (sooner if possible).
For technical support to create your Creative NZ Portal account or use the online application form email firstname.lastname@example.org
How often you can apply
If all available funding is not allocated in Global Networks Presentation Fund 2022/23 Round 1, a second round may be offered in early 2023. We’ll announce this by 31 December 2022.
You can only apply to one round in the 2022/23 financial year, noting that a second round is not confirmed.
Reapplying for a previously declined project
We offer the opportunity to resubmit a previously declined project only under limited circumstances. See Guidelines - Reapplying for a previously declined project.
To apply you need to fill in all sections of the online application form. You also need to prepare documents and supporting information to upload to your application form.
Application form questions
The Global Networks Presentation Fund application form includes the following sections:
In this section, you tell us what you’re requesting funding for and what the central idea or kaupapa of the project is, including details of:
- the invitation(s) received for presentation and the Creative New Zealand international initiative from which the invitation is a result (e.g. an introduction to a Te Manu Ka Tau international visitor)
- the work and its previous presentations
- the international outcomes you anticipate will be achieved by this activity, including how it:
- aligns with the artist(s) or organisation’s long-term international strategy/goals
- will develop international networks, markets and audiences for New Zealand art
- will provide potential opportunities for artistic collaboration, partnership or exchange.
- which Creative New Zealand strategic outcome your project will achieve, and how.
In this section, you tell us where, when and how you plan to deliver your project, including details of:
- the adaptation, collaboration and presentation (as applicable)
- the support that will be provided to the New Zealand artist(s) by the presenting organisation or institution.
In this section, you tell us about yourself, and other key people/organisations involved in your project.
In this section, you tell us:
- How much you’re requesting from Creative New Zealand
- The total cost of the project
You also need to provide a detailed budget. Read more below.
In this section, you add the required documents and supporting information to your application. Read more below and see Guidelines - Support material
You need to provide a detailed project budget as part of your application.
It must show:
- All the costs to your programme or project
- Which of those costs you want the Creative New Zealand grant to cover
- All sources of revenue
You can present your budget using any of the following:
- Standard project budget template
- Activity and budget template for a programme of activity
- The template that is built into the Budget section of the application form
Quotes for major costs
Your application must include quotes for major costs included in the budget, including travel and freight quotes and costs associated with presenting the work internationally.
Confirmed invitation letter from the host, presenter or platform
Your application must include a confirmed invitation letter from the host, presenter or platform which includes:
- evidence that they are contributing financially to the project, including fees
- information about the risk mitigations in place, including a COVID contingency plan for the presentation
- confirmation that the presenter has sufficient experience and resources to deliver the project successfully, including outlining their marketing and promotion plans.
Your application must include an international plan, attached as support material. For guidance on how to create an international plan, see A guide to developing your international plan
Covid-19 contingency plan
Your application must include a Covid-19 contingency plan, attached as support material. For guidance on how to create a Covid-19 contingency plan, see our Guidelines - Covid-19 contingency plan
Global Networks Presentation Fund assessment criteria
Your application is assessed by external peer assessors using the following criteria.
Is it a strong idea? We look for the following indicators:
- The presenter/platform/collaborating artist are reputable.
- The work being presented is appropriate for this presenter/audience/market.
- The adaptation of the work, presentation format or approach to audience engagement is responding in an innovative way to the challenges of the current COVID context.
Can it be achieved? We look for the following indicators:
- The people involved have the capability to deliver to a high standard.
- The budget is thorough and accurate, and other contributions are appropriate.
- The proposed project is likely to be viable within the COVID-19 context.
Does it deliver to Creative New Zealand outcomes? We look for the following indicators:
- There is good potential for the applicant to develop international markets/audiences/opportunities as a result.
- The activity will strengthen existing networks and/or develop new networks with international presenters and influencers.
- The project delivers to the selected strategic outcome.
Does it deliver to your international plan/strategy? We look for the following indicators:
- The applicant’s strategy/goals are clear and realistic, the given timeframes are achievable and there are resources available.
- The opportunity is aligned with the applicant’s international strategy/goals, or a clear rationale has been provided as to why this opportunity is important.
- The target markets/audiences/platforms are well-considered and have taken into consideration the current COVID context.
We will let you know the result of your application on 21 October 2022. The successful applicant will be published on our Results page.
If your application is successful, we’ll contact you about your:
- Funding agreement
- Payment details
- Reporting requirements. See Guidelines – Reporting.
If your application is not successful you can email Funding Services to get feedback on it, and you may consider looking into other sources of funding and support.
For more information, advice or to discuss your project email Eleanor Congreve, Senior Adviser International Services and Initiatives