More than $10 million has been awarded to support projects by New Zealand artists and practitioners through Creative New Zealand’s Arts Continuity Grants.
To date 405 projects – including visual arts, theatre, dance, music – have received funding via CNZ’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Package. Among those successful applicants are 79 Visual Arts and 19 Craft/object projects.
The largest grants for visual arts, of $50,000 each, have gone to three projects: the creation of a new VR experience by Simon Ward (AZ #75, AZ #76), a collaborative project led by Linda Lee and Audrey Baldwin to create and tour artworks with Japan, and the research, development and production of new work by Dane Mitchell (AZ #72, AZ #76, AZ #79, AZ #82).
Other successful visual arts applicants include Gill Gatfield (AZ #71, AZ #81) and Chevron Te-Whetumatarau Hassett (AZ #69, AZ #82). Gatfield, who is best known for her award winning installations, has been awarded $43,060 to research, develop and promote new work in New Zealand and overseas. Hassett has been awarded $31,040 for research and practice in development and production. Hassett’s work includes sculpture, mural painting, photography, and installation. He describes his practice as community orientated and stemming from a Māori foundation of whanaungatanga.
More successful applicants will be announced each Friday until 10 July.