Funding for organisations and groups to deliver a programme of work for up to two years.
Up to $50,000 per year, for one or two years
The first funding round will open for applications after 1 May 2024. The funding is for activities that take place from September 2024.
New Zealand-based arts organisations and groups.
International arts organisations may apply only if the funding directly benefits New Zealand arts and artists.
We expect arts organisations and groups are likely to:
- have a particular purpose or vision
- be engaged in ongoing activity
- continue operating even if people change
We don’t expect all arts organisations and groups to have a formal strategic plan, to have professional staff, or to be a legal entity.
Organisations in the Toi Tōtara Haemata or Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes cannot apply
This fund offers support to arts organisations and groups who have a dynamic vision for the arts in Aotearoa and are making a positive impact within their communities.
You can apply for up to $50,000 per year, for one or two years.
Funding can be used for any operational or artistic costs.
You will need to include the following information:
- A description of what you want to do
- A detailed budget
- Your strategic plan, manifesto, or other vision statements
- Evidence of your recent activity, for instance an annual report or end of year summary to your committee or board
- Evidence of the benefits and impact your organisation or group has made to your communities recently
- A description of the needs you have identified for your communities and how you are engaging with them to meet those needs
Assisted application service
From mid-February 2024, we'll offer a supported application service if our systems are not accessible to you. You can work with one of our advisers to find the best way for you to apply and they will be there to support you along the way.
General arts funding
Creative New Zealand staff and artform-based panels of peer assessors assess the applications and make the decisions.
Ngā Toi Māori funding
Creative New Zealand staff and a cross-artform panel of peer assessors assess the applications and make the decisions. Māori kaimahi are involved in all stages of the process.
Pacific Arts funding
Creative New Zealand staff and a cross-artform panel of peer assessors assess the applications and make the decisions. Pacific kaimahi are involved in all stages of the process.