The Asian Artists’ Fund is a step towards addressing funding inequities for Asian artists through targeted project grants.
This fund was first delivered in 2022, the result of a partnership between Foundation North and Creative New Zealand. The second iteration of this fund has been influenced by:
- feedback and learnings from the first fund
- a co-design process with a group of Asian Arts leaders/practitioners
- Enter the Multiverse, building a stronger sector for our Asian Artists, a research report released by Te Taumata-Toi-a-Iwi in 2022.
This fund is now open for applications. Applications must be submitted by Friday, the 3rd of March 2023.
If you have an idea but would like some help developing it into a strong application, the fund’s Outreach Advisers are here to support. This year the Outreach Advisers are Renee Liang, Areez Katki, and Ahi Kahunaharan.
Want to learn more? Come along to the Asian Artists’ Fund Information Event on Saturday 11th of February.
Held at the Ellen Melville Centre, this free information event is an opportunity to meet with Foundation North staff and Outreach Advisers in an informal setting. We will start with a short presentation on the fund and introduce the fund's Outreach Advisers. We will also hear from a successful applicant from last year's fund.
We will have staff on hand to register you in our funding hub to get your application rolling. Please bring your questions about the fund, there will be a facilitated questions and answers time followed by a networking session and afternoon tea.