Funding to support artists and practitioners to expand skills and careers through specific professional and creative development initiatives.
Up to $8,000
There is one funding round in 2024 which will open for applications after 1 March 2024. Funding is for activities that take place from May 2024.
Artists and practitioners who are New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents.
Permanent, full-time staff members of Toi Tōtara Haemata or Toi Uru Kahikatea investment organisations cannot apply. However, part-time, fixed-term employees or contractors of Toi Tōtara Haemata or Toi Uru Kahikatea investment organisations can apply.
Fees and costs associated with professional and creative development activities including research, training, coaching, mentoring, and attending workshops, conferences, wānanga and talanoa nationally and internationally.
You can apply for the cost of capital items only if they’re directly related to your development activities and provide long-term benefits to your professional or creative development.
You’ll need to describe:
- What you want to do
- Why it is important that you do this now
- What you think the benefits will be to your practice and to your community
- What you hope this may lead to
You do not need to provide a budget with your application. If your application is successful, we will ask you to provide a budget at that stage.
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.
Creative New Zealand staff and peer assessors assess the applications and make the decisions.
For Ngā Toi Māori funding, our Māori staff contribute at all stages of the process.
For Pacific Arts funding, our Pacific staff contribute at all stages of the process.