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Creative NZ Funding Offers

Creative New Zealand Annual And Multi-Year Funding Offers

August 2000

Community Arts

Community arts are about supporting New Zealanders from all walks of life to have access to and participate in the arts.

Within New Zealand’s professional arts infrastructure, Creative New Zealand has recognised the contribution that Arts Access Aotearoa make towards the development of community arts and has offered an 18% increase in funding towards continuing sustainability and development.

Arts Access Aotearoa
Multi-year grant
Arts Access Aotearoa, New Zealand’s national arts access and advocacy organisation, will receive a grant of $265,313 per annum, guaranteed for three years.

Creative New Zealand’s ongoing support of Arts Access Aotearoa’s health, justice, disability and refugee programmes will enable them to continue providing opportunities to communities of people with limited access to the arts to create, develop and practise their own arts.

Dance

Overall, existing dance infrastructure organisations have received a 34% increase in funding.

This increase is in recognition of the major challenges facing the dance sector. Further opportunities, particularly in the area of New Voices, exist in the development of a three-year strategy for contemporary dance through the Future Strengths strategy.

DANZ
Annual grant

DANZ, New Zealand’s national service organisation for dance and dance practitioners, will receive an annual grant of $204,425 in 2001.
This will enable DANZ to strengthen its capacity to deliver information, networking and resource services to New Zealand’s diverse dance sector.
The increased funding will also contribute to a national dance conference, reflecting Creative New Zealand’s commitment to encouraging ongoing dialogue within the sector. The conference will be a valuable opportunity for dance practitioners throughout New Zealand to get together to share ideas and discuss ways in which to take the dance sector forward.

Footnote Dance Company
Annual grant
Footnote Dance Company will receive an annual grant of $203,000 for a 2001 programme of activities that includes new work, dance in education, and the promotion of international links through performances at New Zealand and Pacific festivals.
Creative New Zealand recognises Footnote’s role in providing ongoing employment for young dancers. The increased funding will also allow ongoing development opportunities for both established and emerging choreographers.

Kahurangi New Zealand Maori Dance Trust
Annual grant

Kahurangi New Zealand Maori Dance Trust will receive an annual grant of $133,700, for a 2001 programme that includes the development and production of two new works, national touring of a theatre-in-education programme, and a national tour of the Tangaroa storytelling programme.
Creative New Zealand recognises the unique role that Kahurangi plays in providing Te Reo Kori (Maori movement) developmental programmes to schools.
Literature
The professional literature infrastructure funded annually by Creative New Zealand comprises Booksellers New Zealand and the New Zealand Book Council, two complementary organisations primarily involved in the promotion of New Zealand writers and New Zealand books.
These two literary organisations have been offered an overall funding increase of 55%, partially reflecting the New Zealand Book Council’s move from project to annual funding as part of the New Voices goal of Future Strengths.

Booksellers New Zealand
Annual grant

In recognition of its important role in the promotion of New Zealand writers, Booksellers New Zealand will receive an annual grant of $167,500 for a 2001 programme of activities that includes the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Festival and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards.
Increased support will enable Booksellers New Zealand to undertake a major initiative supporting New Zealand publishers to attend an international book fair, which will provide opportunities to promote New Zealand authors internationally.
New Zealand Book Council
First-time recipient of annual grant
In recognition of its 25-year history of promoting and celebrating the love of books and reading, the New Zealand Book Council will receive an annual grant of $133,000 under the New Voices goal of Future Strengths for an annual programme of activities in 2001.
Increased funding will enable the New Zealand Book Council to expand its Writers-in-Schools programme, increase national coverage of writers’ tours, and continue its trans-Tasman writers exchange programme.
Maori Organisations
Support of Maori art organisations is critical to the successful development
of a professional arts infrastructure within New Zealand. The Maori arts organisations listed below have been offered an overall funding increase
of 57%.
The depth and diversity of Maori artforms and the unique value systems and processes of Maori deliver a challenge to Creative New Zealand which it is eager to take on. Recognition of the role of Maori as Tangata Whenua is a key principle that Creative New Zealand must strive to uphold and maintain.
Toi Maori Aotearoa
First-time recipient of multi-year grant
Toi Maori Aotearoa will receive a grant of $613,000 per annum, guaranteed over three years. This reflects Creative New Zealand’s commitment to support the ten artform committees that make up Toi Maori Aotearoa.
Te Whare Tu Taua o Aotearoa
First-time recipient of annual grant
Te Whare Tu Taua o Aotearoa (National School of Ancient Maori Weaponry) will receive an annual grant of $100,000 in 2001 to support its development work with the traditional mau rakau arts.
Te Whanau Paneke
First-time recipient of annual grant
Te Whanau Paneke will receive an annual grant of $98,000 in 2001 to support both its traditional and contemporary programmes in weaving and carving.
Taki Rua Productions
Annual grant
In addition to the grant detailed under Theatre, Taki Rua Productions will receive a grant of $95,000 for its 2001 Te Reo season.

Kahurangi New Zealand Maori Dance Trust
Annual grant
Kahurangi New Zealand Maori Dance Trust makes an important contribution to Maori arts infrastructure and details of its grant for 2001 are featured under Dance Touring and Service.

Music Service Organisations
Creative New Zealand has offered an overall funding increase of 36% to the New Zealand Choral Federation, Tower New Zealand Youth Choir, and SOUNZ New Zealand in recognition of the leadership role they take in promoting New Zealand repertoire, linking with tangata whenua, and inspiring increased levels and quality of participation nationwide.

New Zealand Choral Federation
Annual grant

The New Zealand Choral Federation will receive an annual grant of $110,000 in 2001.
Creative New Zealand recognises the New Zealand Choral Federation’s active commitment to working in a culturally inclusive way that reflects New Zealand’s diversity. Increased funding will support improved organisational capability, resulting in a strengthened national service delivery and networking.
Tower New Zealand Youth Choir
First-time recipient of multi-year grant
The Tower New Zealand Youth Choir, comprising the existing National Youth Choir and the recently formed Voices New Zealand, both of which have recently performed to international acclaim, will receive a grant of $146,660 per annum, guaranteed for three years.
The increased funding recognises the two choirs’ artistic excellence, world-class standing, and commitment to the development and profiling of New Zealand work. The increased support will enable them to build on their successes, enhancing their profile both in New Zealand and overseas.
Creative New Zealand also acknowledges the growing support that is provided by other stakeholders and is committed to supporting this growth.

SOUNZ New Zealand
Annual grant

SOUNZ, New Zealand’s national information, promotion and resource centre for New Zealand composers, will receive an annual grant of $140,000 in 2001.
The increased funding recognises SOUNZ’s increased activity, diversity of strategies and growing profile in promoting New Zealand music nationally and abroad.
Music Touring
An average increase of 23% has been offered to New Zealand’s national music touring organisations in recognition of the important role they play in providing opportunities for people throughout New Zealand to hear live professional music.

Arts on Tour New Zealand
Annual grant

Arts on Tour will receive an annual grant of $126,780 for a national touring programme in 2001.
Previously South Island-focused, Arts on Tour will be able to extend its touring programme to the North Island with the increased funding. It will also be able to present an increased number and range of performing artists to communities that would not otherwise have access to live professional concerts and shows.

Chamber Music New Zealand
First-time recipient of multi-year grant
In recognition of its national audience reach and the quality of work presented, Chamber Music New Zealand will receive a grant of $539,733 per annum, guaranteed for three years.
This increased funding will support the commissioning of new New Zealand work, the development of new and younger audiences, and the presentation of chamber music in schools.

New Zealand String Quartet
Annual grant
In recognition of its artistic excellence and growing profile both nationally and internationally, The New Zealand String Quartet will receive a grant of $152,200 for an annual programme of activities in 2001.
The New Zealand String Quartet plays an important role in developing young New Zealand musicians, particularly through the Adam Chamber Music Summer School.
Additional funding will enable the New Zealand String Quartet to continue its demonstrated commitment to New Zealand repertoire and the ongoing development of New Zealand artists.

Opera

New Zealand’s two professional opera companies have been offered an overall 23% increase in funding guaranteed for three years.
Increased funding will improve the capability of the companies to invest in development, present more innovative repertoire, and reach a wider audience.
As part of the Future Strengths strategy, the issue of new New Zealand opera development has been acknowledged as a priority for review. Creative New Zealand plans to consult all major opera players and independent advocates and operators to ensure that further investment in this development will be effective and strategic.

Canterbury Opera
First-time recipient of multi-year grant

Canterbury Opera will receive a grant of $275,666 per annum, guaranteed for three years. This will enable Canterbury Opera to stabilise its financial position and enhance its capability to invest in more adventurous programming and present new repertoire.
Increased funding will support Canterbury Opera to commission two new New Zealand chamber operas, including a new opera for children based on Margaret Mahy’s picture book, Jam, and undertake a tour of the lower South Island.

NBR New Zealand Opera
First-time recipient of multi-year grant

NBR New Zealand Opera, the result of a recent merger between the Auckland and Wellington opera companies, will receive a grant of $791,667 per annum, guaranteed for three years. This increased funding will enable NBR New Zealand Opera to stabilise its financial position following its recent amalgamation and lock in the economies of scale that were fundamental to this merger.
Highlights of NBR New Zealand Opera’s planned activities include an emerging artist programme for the development of New Zealand singers, and a youth outreach programme that includes school presentations and creative workshops for young people.

Orchestras

Creative New Zealand has offered an average increase in funding of 29% to New Zealand’s professional regional orchestras.
The increased support will contribute to a more sustainable financial position enabling orchestras to fulfil their artistic aspirations and maintain high standards of musicianship.
Improved sustainability will increase the orchestras’ capacity to diversify their current activities and increase their focus on development activities including commissions, professional development, education and touring to smaller centres.

Auckland Philharmonia
Multi-year grant

The Auckland Philharmonia will receive a grant of $1,301,417 per annum, guaranteed for three years.
This will enable the Auckland Philharmonia to improve its financial sustainability and continue its arts development work, including conductors and composers workshops, a composer in residence, a commissioning scheme, master classes, and a concert of unusual repertoire.
This support will also enable the orchestra to continue to present a diverse range of orchestral activities to audiences in Auckland and communities in the top of the North Island.

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Annual grant

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will receive an annual grant of $400,000 for a programme of concerts and the provision of orchestral services in 2001.
The increase in funding is a recovery measure enabling the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra to restore organisational viability and enhance its capacity to diversify its repertoire and grow its audiences.
Creative New Zealand anticipates that this support will enable the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra to continue to build strong, complementary partnerships with the Christchurch City Council and local sponsors.

Dunedin Sinfonia
Annual grant

The Dunedin Sinfonia will receive an annual grant of $246,000 in 2001 for a programme of work that includes a schools programme, a composer-in-residence programme, and a regional touring programme.
Creative New Zealand recognises the important role that the Dunedin Sinfonia plays in the lower South Island.

Wellington Sinfonia
Annual grant
Wellington Sinfonia will receive an annual grant of $233,000 in 2001 in recognition of its complementary relationship with the NZSO and acknowledgement of its increasing emphasis on reaching out to build younger audiences and regional audiences.
This support will enable the Wellington Sinfonia to continue its schools work, extend its regional touring programme, and provide vital orchestral services for other performing arts organisations.

Theatre

Creative New Zealand has offered an overall increase in funding of 25% to New Zealand’s professional theatre companies. The increased funding made available through the Government’s cultural recovery package will allow professional theatres to realise their development aspirations.
The whole notion of cultural recovery and the Future Strengths strategy provide a context for the revitalisation of the sector over the next three years.

Auckland Theatre Company
First-time recipient of multi-year grant

Auckland Theatre Company will receive guaranteed funding over three years of $626,667 per annum. The funding will provide support for a number of significant new areas of activity including New Stages, and an education programme.
New Stages is an initiative targeting talented young writers and performers. This initiative will provide exciting opportunities for young artists to gain experience by developing new works in a professional environment.
Creative New Zealand anticipates that improving Auckland Theatre Company’s financial position will increase its capability and support the theatre company to focus on developing new works and more innovative programming.

Bats Theatre
Annual grant

Bats Theatre performs a vital function as New Zealand’s young new theatre “laboratory”, presenting a diverse programme that comprises 90% new New Zealand work.
In recognition of the important developmental work that it delivers, Bats Theatre will receive a grant of $195,000 for a 2001 programme that includes support for new commissions.

Capital E’s National Theatre for Children
First-time recipient of annual grant

In recognition of a consistently high quality of work, standards of professionalism and artistic excellence, Capital E’s National Theatre for Children will receive a grant of $183,932 for an annual programme of activities in 2001.
The National Theatre for Children specialises in presenting professional theatre to children aged 2 to 12 years on a national basis. Under the New Voices goal, the financial support and the move from project to annual funding will enable the development of new works from Margaret Mahy and Briar Grace-Smith; two children’s writer residencies; multi-disciplinary training; and a national touring programme.
Creative New Zealand acknowledges the support provided by the Ministry of Education and the Wellington City Council to this organisation.

Centrepoint Theatre
Multi-year grant
Centrepoint Theatre will receive a grant of $348,833 per annum, guaranteed for three years.
This grant will support the Palmerston North theatre company to stabilise its financial position and enable further development and presentation of New Zealand theatre, including the commissioning and workshopping of new plays.

Circa Theatre/TACT
First-time recipient of multi-year grant

In keeping with the principle of cultural recovery and in recognition of its important contribution to Wellington’s theatre infrastructure, Circa/TACT will receive a grant of $495,967 per annum, guaranteed for three-years.
This commitment will enable Circa/TACT to present a three-year programme of productions, continue to develop new works, and provide a workshop and seminar programme.

Downstage Theatre
Annual grant

Downstage Theatre will receive an annual grant of $460,000 in 2001 to stabilise its financial position, and enable the production and presentation of an annual programme that includes eight New Zealand works.
Creative New Zealand was impressed with Downstage Theatre’s commitment to the development of New Zealand work and practitioners.

Fortune Theatre
Annual grant

Fortune Theatre will receive an annual grant of $372,500 towards its 2001 programme. This funding will enhance the Fortune Theatre’s organisational capability, enabling an increased focus on audience development strategies.
Fortune Theatre plays an important role in the development and growth of theatre in Otago and provides audiences with sustained access to professional theatre.

Playmarket
Annual grant

Playmarket, New Zealand’s national script advisory service and playwrights’ agent, will receive an annual grant of $248,000 in 2001 for script development, agency and information services, and employment of a trainee script advisor.
Increasing support for Playmarket will directly impact on the creative health of theatre and is in recognition of the growing demand for the services that Playmarket provides.

Taki Rua Productions
Annual grant

In recognition of its unique role as a catalyst for the development of Maori and Pacific work, Taki Rua Productions will receive an annual grant of $240,000 for its 2001 programme that includes the development of new works by Mitch Tawhi and Toa Fraser, a touring programme, and “writers block” courses for new writers.
This increased funding will support Taki Rua Productions to strengthen its ability to continue developing new Maori and Pacific work.

The Court Theatre
Multi-year grant

The Court Theatre provides a model of a successful diversified theatre and will receive a grant of $626,667 per annum, guaranteed for three years. Its programme includes a production and education programme, regional touring, commissioning and workshopping new work, and a theatre apprenticeship scheme.
The Court Theatres education programme is focused on the education experience. Through its two venues, The Court offers a variety of theatre to a diverse audience.

Visual Arts

Visual arts have received an average annual funding increase of 40%. This in part reflects the move from project to annual funding of Artists Alliance and Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust.
The additional funding will also support existing visual arts organisations to continue their important developmental role and exhibit works by New Zealand artists.

Artists Alliance
First-time recipient of annual grant

Under the New Voices goal of Future Strengths, Artists Alliance, New Zealand’s national service organisation for visual arts practitioners, is offered a grant of $79,640 for 2001.
The transition from project to annual funding reflects Creative New Zealand’s acknowledgement of the important role that Artists Alliance plays in supporting the voice of individual artists.

Artspace
Annual grant

Artspace will receive an annual grant of $265,000 in 2001.
Creative New Zealand recognises that Artspace is at the forefront of cross-disciplinary development in contemporary visual arts practice. In addition to the international components of their programme, Artspace will present ten exhibitions in 2001 that include work by both emerging and established New Zealand artists.

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust
First-time recipient of annual grant

Under the New Voices goal of Future Strengths, Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust will receive an annual grant of $80,000 in 2001.
The transition of Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust from project to annual funding reflects the important role the Trust plays in the development of contemporary Pacific arts and artists.

The Physics Room Trust
Annual grant
The Physics Room Trust will receive an annual grant of $142,000 in 2001.
Creative New Zealand recognises the Physics Room Trust’s unique role as a visual arts “laboratory” providing professional development opportunities for emergent artists in the South Island. In addition to the international part of its programme, the Physics Room will present 13 exhibitions in 2001 that feature new work by New Zealand artists.

Museums Aotearoa
Annual grant

Museums Aotearoa will receive an annual grant of $164,000 to deliver services and support to museums and museum workers in 2001.
This support will enable Museums Aotearoa to continue its work towards improving the professional standards of people working in the museum sector.

Moving Image Centre
Annual grant

The Moving Image Centre will receive an annual grant of $122,929 in 2001 in recognition of the unique contribution it makes to the creative and professional development of emergent New Zealand filmmakers.
The grant includes support for a digital media conference that will provide a valuable professional development forum for practitioners. Its programme also includes a range of film presentation forums and four exhibitions that feature new work by New Zealand artists.

Funding Summary

Arts organisations Funding mechanism 2001 Grant offer per annum annualised % increase between 2000 grant & 2001 grant offer
Community Arts
Arts Access Aotearoa multi-year $262,363 18%
Dance
DANZ annual $200,425 34%
Footnote Dance Company annual $203,000
Kahurangi New Zealand Maori Dance Trust annual $133,700
Sub-total $537,125
Literature
Booksellers New Zealand annual $167,500 55%
New Zealand Book Council** annual $133,000
Sub-total $300,500
Maori organisations
Toi Maori multi-year* $613,000 57%
Te Whare tu Taua** annual $100,000
Te Whanau Paneke** annual $98,000
Taki Rua Productions annual $95,000
Sub-total $906,000
Music Service Organisations
New Zealand Choral Federation annual $110,000 36%
Tower New Zealand Youth Choir multi-year $146,667
SOUNZ New Zealand annual $140,000
Sub-total $396,667
Music Touring
Arts on Tour New Zealand annual $126,780 23%
Chamber Music New Zealand multi-year* $539,733
New Zealand String Quartet annual $152,500
Sub-total $819,013
Opera
Canterbury Opera multi-year* $275,666 23%
NBR New Zealand Opera multi-year* $791,667
Sub-total $1,067,333
Orchestras
Auckland Philharmonia multi-year $1,301,417 29%
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra annual $400,000
Dunedin Sinfonia annual $246,000
Wellington Sinfonia annual $233,000
Sub-total $2,180,417
Theatre
Auckland Theatre Company multi-year* $626,667 25%
Bats Theatre annual $195,000
Capital E’s National Theatre for Children** annual $183,932
Centrepoint Theatre multi-year $348,333
Circa Theatre/TACT multi-year* $495,967
Downstage Theatre annual $460,000
Fortune Theatre annual $372,500
Playmarket annual $248,000
Taki Rua Productions annual $240,000
The Court Theatre multi-year $626,667
Sub-total $3,797,066
Visual Arts
Artists Alliance** annual $79,640 40%
Artspace annual $265,000
Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust** annual $80,000
The Physics Room Trust annual $142,000
Museums Aotearoa annual $164,000
Moving Image Centre annual $122,929
Sub-total $853,569
Total Creative New Zealand annual and multi-year grant offers $11,120,053 30%

*These organisations received annual funding in 2000 and are offered multi-year funding for the 2001-2003 period.

** These organisations are offered annual funding for the 2001 calendar year.
Contact details
Organisation Contact Name Position
Artists Alliance Maggie Gresson Administrator
Arts Access Aotearoa Penny Eames Director
Arts on Tour New Zealand Steve Thomas Director
Artspace Robert Leonard Director
Auckland Philharmonia Lloyd Williams General Manager
Auckland Theatre Company Simon Prast Producer
Bats Theatre Kate Robertson Business Manager
Booksellers Association of New Zealand Alice Heather Chief Executive
Canterbury Opera Elizabeth Owens Executive Director
Capital E’s National Theatre for Children Peter Wilson Theatre Director
Centrepoint Theatre Alison Quigan Artistic Director
Chamber Music New Zealand Brian Budd General Manager
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Tony Kunowski General Manager
Circa Theatre/TACT Linda Saunders Administrator
DANZ Aotearoa NZ Amanda Skoog Executive Director
Downstage Theatre Murray Lynch Artistic Director
Dunedin Sinfonia Philippa Harris General Manager
Footnote Dance Company Rowena Snell Business Manager
Fortune Theatre Lynette Gernhoefer General Manager
Kahurangi NZ Maori Dance Trust Tama Huata Executive Director
Museums Aotearoa Wayne Marriott Executive Director
National Moving Image Centre Deborah Lawler-Dormer Director
NBR New Zealand Opera Jonathan Alver General Manager
New Zealand Book Council Karen Ross Executive Director
New Zealand Choral Federation Graham Hoffman National Secretary
New Zealand String Quartet Diana Marsh Manager
Playmarket Dilys Grant Executive Officer
SOUNZ New Zealand Scilla Askew Executive Director
Taki Rua Productions Anna Robertshawe Business Manager
Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust Brenda Raily General Manager
Te Whanau Paneke Kataraina Hetet General Manager
Te Whare Tu Taua o Aotearoa Terri Cassidy General Manager
The Court Theatre Stuart Alderton General Manager
The Physics Room Trust Emma Budgen Director
Toi Maori Aotearoa Garry Nicholas Chief Executive
Tower New Zealand Youth Choir Jacqui Simpson Manager

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