Funding for organisations and groups to build their capability in key areas to create long term success.
Up to $20,000
There is one funding round in 2024 which will open for applications after 1 July 2024. Funding is for activities that take place from October 2024.
New Zealand-based arts organisations and groups.
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, professional staff, or to be a legal entity.
Organisations in the Toi Tōtara Haemata or Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes cannot apply.
Arts organisations and groups do a lot to support their communities. Sometimes they need help themselves, especially with business expertise and capability. This fund supports organisations and groups to build skills that help with longer term success.
You can request up to $20,000 towards the cost of capability building initiatives for your arts organisation or group.
These initiatives need to be completed within 12 months, starting after October 2024.
They can be in one or more of the following priority areas:
- Cultural competency and responsiveness to Te Tiriti o te Waitangi
- Accessibility (planning, policy, and training)
- Research and evaluation
- Governance development
- Audience engagement
- Financial resilience (Revenue generation and diversification)
- Environmental responsiveness
Website development or upgrades can only be funded if it is linked to one of the priority areas
Costs that are not eligible
- Capital expenditure, for example, CRM software
- Costs to modify physical workspaces
We’ll want to see:
- A description of what you want to do
- Your plan to implement the outcomes of the initiative
- The benefits to your arts organisation or group or your communities
- A budget
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 assess applications and make the decisions. We take advice from other experts when required.
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.