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Creative New Zealand awards $19.5 million to the arts


4 September 2013

Creative New Zealand awards $19.5 million to the arts

Thirty-seven arts organisations throughout the country have been awarded $19.5 million in funding over the next three years (2014-2016) from Creative New Zealand’s two multi-year arts investment programmes.

Funding through the complementary programmes covers the full range of arts activities, spanning theatre, music, dance and performing arts, literature, festivals, visual arts and craft/object arts.

Thirty-three organisations were awarded $10.9 million through the Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) investment programme and four were awarded $8.6 million through the Toi Tōtara Haemata (Arts Leadership) investment programme.

There were six new entrants to the Toi Uru Kahikatea programme in 2014: The Conch theatre company; Otago University Press; the New Zealand Opera School; Youth Performance Trust; the New Zealand Dance Festival and a mentoring programme facilitated by jeweller Peter Deckers. The remaining 27 are existing clients who reapplied for one to three years of continuous funding through the programme.

“It is gratifying to see such strong and diverse new entrants into this important arts development programme. We are also pleased to announce increases in funding for many of our existing clients,’’ said Creative New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Stephen Wainwright.

“As a new Toi Uru Kahikatea client, the New Zealand Opera School will provide intensive training for this country’s emerging opera stars. Another new entrant, The Conch, will be developing and presenting two new works and teaching theatre skills to Pacific Island youth.”

Creative New Zealand also offered four key roles in theatre and Māori arts, under the Toi Tōtara Haemata programme, to Christchurch’s Court Theatre, Toi Māori Aotearoa, and Wellington’s Circa and Taki Rua theatre companies.

“We are pleased to fill these key roles in our Toi Tōtara Haemata programme. The Court Theatre has faced extraordinary challenges post-quake. Despite this, it has increased its audience and played a vital role in rebuilding the cultural life of Christchurch,” said Mr Wainwright.

Toi Uru Kahikatea provides funding to established New Zealand practitioners, groups and arts organisations for one to three years to support ongoing activities and infrastructure. The complementary Toi Tōtara Haemata programme provides funding for two to five years for organisations to fill specific key roles in creating, presenting, distributing or encouraging participation in high-quality New Zealand arts experiences.

“Together, the Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes support 80 arts organisations throughout New Zealand, providing both stability and flexibility to Creative New Zealand’s arts funding, Mr Wainwright said. “These funding rounds are a way to regularly assess and refresh the range of arts organisations to which we provide multi-year funding.”

In addition to its investment programmes, Creative New Zealand also supports the arts through its Quick Response and Arts Grants and capability building programmes.

Notes to Editors:

1. Toi Uru Kahikatea (Art Development) 2013 Investment Round


2014 $2015 $2016 $Total $
Deckers & Gascard Partnership (Makers 101 Ltd) 77,97490,49780,217248,688
Atamira Dance Company332,500332,500 665,000
Footnote Dance Company400,000400,000 800,000
NZ Dance Advancement Trust (NZ Dance Company)500,000500,000 1 million
NZ Dance Festival Trust (Tempo Dance Festival)110,000110,000110,000330,000
Pacific Island Dance Fono Trust100,000  100,000
Arts on Tour NZ Trust217,000217,000 434,000
Prompt Incorporated35,000  35,000
The Big Idea87,182  87,182
Auckland University Press55,000  55,000
Otago University Press32,500  32,500
Penguin Group21,500  21,500
Random House NZ Ltd35,500  35,500
Victoria University Press37,000  37,000
Māori Performing Arts
Kahurangi NZ Maori Dance Trust291,665291,665 583,330
Choirs Aotearoa290,000286,000300,000876,000
NZ Choral Federation155,000145,000179,000479,000
NZ Opera School30,00020,00020,00070,000
NZTrio Foundation156,000175,600183,500515,100
Strike Percussion Trust99,900  99,900
Youth Performance Trust60,00060,000 120,000
Pan-artform Festivals
Otago Festival of the Arts Trust 60,000  60,000
Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust10,00090,000 100,000
Fortune Theatre Trust500,000500,000500,0001.5 million
Indian Ink Theatre Company214,132  214,132
Red Leap Charitable Trust298,500  298,500
Silo Theatre Trust420,000  420,000
Tawata Productions241,190256,292 497,482
Shakespeare Globe Theatre Company30,00050,000 80,000
The Conch Theatre Company221,670343,787 565,457
Young and Hungry Artist Trust97,00098,50098,500294,000
Visual Arts
Art and Industry Biennial Trust (SCAPE)79,800126,000 205,800
McCahon House Trust44,64044,640 89,280

2. Toi Tōtara Haemata (Arts Leadership) 2013 Investment Round


2014 $2015 $2016 $Total $
Circa Theatre / TACT630,000600,000580,0001,810,000
Taki Rua Productions455,000455,000455,0001,365,000
The Court Theatre990,0001,029,6001,065,6363,085,236
Toi Maori Aotearoa806,000786,000766,0002,358,000

For more information on Creative New Zealand’s investment clients


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