Show me the money

More than $10 million has been awarded to support projects by New Zealand artists and practitioners through Creative New Zealand’s Arts Continuity Grants.


Dane Mitchell, Post hoc (installation view) 2019, Mixed media installation. (Offsite) Università Iuav di Venezia New Zealand at Venice. 58th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

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).

Gill Gatford, 'Glass Ceiling (NZ Aotearoa)', Silo, broken glass, 6.7m Dia x 30m H, Exhibition: LIP(S) Silo Park Auckland 1 Feb - 1 March 2019

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.

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