Asia New Zealand Foundation: Inviting Applications for Arts Grants Programme

Deadline: 6 November 2017

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is seeking applications for its programme “Arts Grants” to support and organise Asia-related events and festivals, and offer artists professional development opportunities in Asia.

Grant Categories

The Foundation now offers two categories of arts grants:

  • Contestable arts grants
  • Festival/major event fund

Objectives

  • To provide and support experiential opportunities, work placements, and exchanges for New Zealand-based arts professionals in Asian locations
  • To assist New Zealand arts and cultural organisations in staging Asia-related content
  • To support New Zealand arts professionals in creating networks in Asia
  • To support collaborative and reciprocal projects between New Zealand and Asian artists and arts organisations
  • To support forums or speakers discussing relevant arts and cultural issues with a New Zealand audience
  • To assist local governments and arts institutions to include Asian content in their event programmes.

Funding Information

  • Contestable arts grants:
    • Ten grants of up to a maximum of $2,000 each per grant round for arts organisations and arts professionals to support projects that will contribute to New Zealanders’ understanding of Asian arts and culture.
  • Festival/major event fund:
    • Two grants of up to $5,000 each per grant round to bring international artists, performers, speakers etc who work in an Asian context to participate in the event. Open to recurring major events and festivals. The event must have international participation, a large general audience and attract wide media interest nationally
    • One grant per round of up to $3,000 for a regional arts festival to include high quality Asian content, sourced from the Asian region or from within New Zealand.

Eligibility Criteria

Organisations must be New Zealand based. Individual applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents (please provide proof of residency with your application).

  • Arts and cultural organisations – galleries, museums, universities, theatre companies etc.
  • arts administrators
  • local and regional councils
  • festival and major event organisers
  • individual arts professionals.
  • Ineligible:
    • Any organisation or individual, or anyone associated with an organisation or individual, who has received a grant from us for three years in a row (financial year = 1 July-30 June). Festivals are exempt from this criterion.
    • Any organisation or individual, or anyone associated with an organisation or individual that has received a grant during the current financial year (1 July – 30 June)
    • Any previous grantee who has not reported sufficiently on that grant
    • Amateur artists or organisations that are not professional arts organisations such as schools, clubs, student groups, religious groups etc.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via given website.

Eligible Country: New Zealand

For more information, please visit Arts Grants.

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