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Help preserve Pacific heritage arts – apply for funding

Help preserve Pacific heritage arts – apply for Creative New Zealand funding

Creative New Zealand is encouraging Pasifika artists and communities to apply for upcoming funding opportunities that help preserve Pacific heritage arts.

Heritage arts are artistic expressions and forms that reflect a particular cultural tradition(s) practiced by a Pacific Island group or nation.

Pacific Heritage Arts Award ($5,000) – Recognising valuable contributions

One of the award categories for the 2014 Arts Pasifika Awards, the Pacific Heritage Arts Award recognises an artist or cultural group who has made a major contribution to maintaining, reviving or promoting a Pacific heritage artform in New Zealand. This may include language, dance, traditional music, weaving or tatau.

Do you know of a community group, artist or person that deserves recognition for their contribution to Pacific heritage arts or Pacific arts in general? Be sure to nominate them for a 2014 Arts Pasifika Award.

Nominations close 5pm Friday 27 June 2014.

More about the Arts Pasifika Awards

Moana Community Grants ($10,000) – supporting small Pacific Island communities

Moana Community Grants are available to support and develop Pacific heritage arts in small regional towns and communities outside of Auckland and Wellington. Creative New Zealand is offering up to $10,000 three times a year at each Quick Response funding round.

The types of projects we fund can range from local Pacific arts festivals (e.g. Polyfests), to Pacific arts gatherings and events that support learning, sharing and passing on knowledge for Pasifika crafts, handicrafts and performing arts (e.g. art workshops, art fono).

Applications close 5pm Friday 4 July 2014.

More about Moana Community Grants

Kava New Leaders Grants ($30,000) – passing on knowledge through the generations

The Kava New Leaders grants support established practitioners of heritage arts to pass on their knowledge and skills to potential new leaders in their artform. Creative New Zealand will support up to two projects that will take place in New Zealand or the Pacific Islands between 1 November 2014 and 30 May 2015.

Applications close 5pm Friday 5 September 2014.

More about Kava New Leaders Grants

Pacific arts are unique to this part of the world and celebrate our distinctive culture. Creative New Zealand is committed to ‘Mana Pasifika’ which recognises and values the arts of the Pasifika peoples of New Zealand. We support developing and preserving Pacific heritage arts in Aotearoa.

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