There are three types of funding you can apply to: Ngā toi Māori, Pacific arts and General arts. There are additional eligibility requirements for ngā toi Māori and Pacific arts funding types:
For ngā toi Māori funding, you must be tangata whenua Māori. Your application will be assessed by Māori artists or practitioners with experience in Ngā toi Māori.
For Pacific arts funding, your project must deliver outcomes to Pacific arts or artists. Your applications will be assessed by Pasifika artists or practitioners with experience in the Pacific arts.
You may be eligible for more than one type of funding, but you can only choose one for your application.
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.
The annual Tup Lang Choreographic Award promotes and encourages choreography in New Zealand contemporary dance. Interest from a bequest made in 1999 by Mrs Octavia (Tup) Lang’s estate, contributes each year to this award. Priority is given to emerging choreographers.
Funding can be used for project costs including:
Fees, stipends and wages. These need to offer fair remuneration for artists and arts practitioners. See Guidelines - Remuneration
Production, administration, and marketing costs
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.
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.
How applications are assessed
Tup Lang Choreographic Award 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 artistic aims are clearly expressed.
The idea is compelling.
The artistic outcome and/or participant experience is likely to be high quality.
Can it be achieved? We look for the following indicators:
The process to achieve the idea is realistic and well planned.
The budget is thorough and accurate and considers fair remuneration for practitioners.
The people involved have sufficient experience to deliver this project.
Does it deliver to Creative New Zealand outcomes? We look for the following indicator:
The project delivers to the selected strategic outcome.
Applications to the Ngā toi Māori fund are assessed by Māori artists or practitioners with experience in ngā toi Māori. Applications to the Pacific arts fund are assessed by Pasifika artists or practitioners with experience the Pacific arts. In addition to the criteria above, applications to these funds are assessed on whether:
Mātauranga Māori / Kaupapa Pasifika is evident in the idea, practice and outcomes of the project.