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


  • 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.

Ernest Cook Trust: Inviting Applications for Large Grants Programme

WWF: Seeking Applications for Professional Development Grants

USIP: Strengthening Peacebuilding Efforts and Peacemaking Prospects in Jerusalem

Applications Open for Les Mills Fund for Children!

Competitive African Rice Initiative: Call for Expression of Interests for Matching Fund (MF)

U.S. Embassy Lima: Transparency and Anti-Corruption Programming for Youth

Call for Applications: Innovation Projects for Vision 2030

CIHR Grants: Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health

KWEF Overseas Research Grants 2018: Supporting Conservation & Restoration of Water Resources

Save the Children in Kosova/o: Action for Inclusive Education

U.S. Embassy’s Media Development Fund: Supporting Regional Media, Media NGOs in the South-Eastern Ukraine

The Denver Foundation: Lauren Townsend Memorial Wildlife Fund Grants for U.S. based Organisations

U.S. Embassy in Ukraine: Seeking Proposals aimed at Supporting the Development of Human Rights in Ukraine

Applications Open for WWF’s Conservation Workshop Grants!

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Grants: Supporting Environmental Projects across Canada

British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund: Inviting Applicants for Small Grant Program

KECOSCE Call for Proposals: Small Grants to Empower Youth Leaders to Counter Violent Extremism in Kenya and Nigeria

Apply for Comic Relief’s ‘Branching Out: Financial Inclusion at the Margins’ Program!

ORR/ACF: Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development (RFCCMED) Program

MAZON Canada: Supporting Food-insecure People in Canada

U.S. Department of Justice/OJJDP: Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking

Applications Open for #NotWithoutMe Accelerator Programme!

Request for Proposals: Colombia-U.S. Rural Education for Peace Competition

U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic: Countering Disinformation Special Grant Competition