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Foundation North doubles funding for arts projects

Foundation North doubles funding for arts projects that support Auckland diversity

Creative New Zealand is pleased to announce Foundation North as a partner in its new arts funding initiative that responds to the Auckland Region’s culturally diverse population.

The Auckland Diversity Project Fund offers support for projects that engage with Māori, Pacific and Asian communities and artists in the region.

Foundation North will match Creative New Zealand’s three-year investment, doubling the Fund from $200,000 per annum to $400,000 per annum. This injection brings the total investment in the fund to $1.2 million over three years.

“We are thrilled to form this strategic partnership with Foundation North,” says Chairman of the Arts Council of Creative New Zealand, Dr Dick Grant.

“We share a desire to cultivate greater engagement with Māori, Pacific and Asian audiences and artists. By working together we can achieve more with our investments to benefit an increasingly diverse Auckland population.”

Doubling the fund will allow arts organisations and communities to put forward larger proposals with potential for greater impact.

“We value this exciting opportunity to partner with Creative New Zealand on the Auckland Diversity Project Fund,” says Ken Whitney, Chair of Foundation North.

“Increasing engagement and participation in the arts for Asian, Pacific and Māori communities is an excellent fit with our goals to support Auckland’s diverse communities. Foundation North has worked closely with Creative New Zealand for many years now, and we are looking forward to combining resources to benefit Auckland’s cultural sector.”


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