Funding for the individual
New Zealand Residencies
|The Caroline Plummer Fellowship
in Community Dance
|New Zealand or International community dance practitioners, teachers and
researchers can apply for a six month fellowship at The University of Otago.
|Culture Programme Asia NZ||Supports New Zealand based organisations and individuals running projects
that will educate New Zealanders about Asian arts and culture.
New Zealand Scholarships and Awards
|Eileen May Norris Dance Scholarships Trust||Awarded to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding dance talent in New Zealand
with an appropriate university, polytechnic, dance school or academy, or for those dancing
with a professional body or company (up to $20,000)
|The Warren Douglas Scholarship Fund
||For individuals interested in advancement in arts management with particular emphasis
on people making the transition from performance to arts administration.
|Dorothy Daniels Dance Foundation
||Awarded to dance students, professional dancers, dance teachers and choreographers
to progress their professional development.
|The Alana Haines Australasian Awards
||An international jury awards cash and scholarships to young dancers aged 11-21 years.|
|Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship||Full free scholarship to attend the University of Waikato in Hamilton and personal
development programme. Awarded to students who excel academically and in
sport or creative performing arts, who have the capability to lead, and who are either
current tertiary students or school leavers.
|Dame Malvina Major Foundation
||Provide educational and training opportunities for young New Zealanders in the
performing arts and supports individuals of outstanding ability to prepare for
|Mentors and funds emerging film and performance artists in the Wellington
|Support for New Zealand artists in any discipline to explore Antarctica through
|Each year the company awards 12 AMP Scholarships valued up to $10,000 plus
a further fund of $80,000 to be shared amongst those winners selected. Previous
recipients range from glass artists and scientists to ballet dancers and actors.
|Provides annual bursaries to Canterbury Dance students accepted and enrolled in
International or National accredited professional dance training programmes and
masterclasses for advanced students with International tutors.
|The TEC is responsible for the allocation of all post compulsory education funding.
International Scholarships for New Zealanders
|UNESCO - Aschberg Bursaries for Artists
||62 arts fellowships with 50 partner institutions in 30 countries. The programme
aims to open up new career prospects for artists and provide them with the opportunity
for further training in specialised institutions.
|Fullbright New Zealand
||A range of awards for New Zealand graduate students to undertake study, research
or travel at institutions in the United States.
|Winston Churchill Memorial Trust||Assists New Zealanders to travel overseas and bring back with them new insights and
understanding that will enrich their community and New Zealand as a whole.
|Wellington Asia Residency Exchange
||For a Wellington artist to participate in an arts exchange programme in Asia.
|Commonwealth Connections||The Commonwealth Foundation's international arts residencies scheme funds
residencies which foster a process of learning by exchange between artists working
in different Commonwealth countries. The exchange promotes creativity and individual
cultural expression, increases mutual understanding between artists and gives
opportunities to learn new skills that can help individuals develop their livelihoods as artists.
|Residency Fellowships, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany||For persons up to 35 or if older who have completed a university of college degree
within the past five years.
Funding for Projects
|Creative New Zealand||Is a key funder of contemporary dance. Their funding page includes
information and application forms for contestable project funding and artist
residencies and awards.
|Creative Communities Scheme||Provides funding for community arts through local city and district councils.|
Community Trusts by Region
|Hamilton and the Waikato|
|Poverty Bay, Hawke's Bay, Tararua, Waiarapa, Manawatu and Horowhenua|
|Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough regions and Chatham Islands|
|Dunedin and Otago|
|Invercargill and Southland|
|Sky City Community Trust
||Queenstown, Hamilton, Auckland|
|NZ on Air
||Irirangi Te Motu - funds programming on both radio and television.|
|New Zealand Film Commission||
Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga - provides development and production
|Website has a 'services' section with information on funding from Community
Grants Schemes, Gaming Societies (pub charities) and Lottery Grants.
|The Funding Information Service||Provides information for the Cultural Funding Guide and is usually accessible
only in subscription (this website has a good resources section).
|The Ministry of Culture and Heritage||Search for funding opportunities.|