Funding to support artists, practitioners, and collaboratives at the early stage of their career who wish to learn, create, and share their mahi with their communities and have the support of a mentor.
Up to $10,000
The funding round opens in early March 2024 with four notification periods throughout the year.
Artists, practitioners, and collaboratives who are:
- New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents
- at the early stage of their career and wish to work with a mentor to support their development
Up to $10,000 towards:
- Creating, presenting, or distributing your work
- Sharing knowledge and skills with others
- Mentor fees
You’ll need to tell us:
- What you want to do
- Who your mentor is
- Why it is important that you do this now
- What you think the benefits will be to your practice and to your communities
- What you hope this may lead to
- The amount of funding you need
You do not need to provide a budget with your application. If your application is successful, we will ask you to provide a budget as part of the offer of funding.
The application form will be available to complete in thewhen the next round opens in March 2024.
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 assess the applications and make the decisions.
Ngā Toi Māori funding
Creative New Zealand staff and peer assessors assess the applications and make the decisions. Our Māori staff contribute at all stages of the process.
Pacific Arts funding
Peer assessors assess the applications and make the decisions. Our Pacific staff contribute at all stages of the process.