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Creative New Zealand and Foundation North Diversity Fund 2022

17 December 2021   /   News & reports

Evidence shows that Asian artists are under-represented in arts funding in Aotearoa. Creative New Zealand and Foundation North are investing $300,000 to support and target initiatives that are by, with, and for Asian Arts communities in Auckland and Northland, with priority given to emerging artists. The fund targets impactful artistic projects that will achieve one or more of the following:

  • Support Asian artists/arts organisations to present artistic projects
  • Build the capability of Asian arts organisations, groups, and collectives
  • Broaden the reach of Asian-led work
  • Develop Asian audience participation
  • Develop emerging artists

Foundation North and Creative New Zealand have a history of partnership dating back to 2015. Our organisations recognise the true value of mahitahi –working together to achieve projects and impacts of greater scale. We celebrate the unique diversity within Aotearoa and share a commitment to supporting artists and communities to be self-determining.

For this fund, we are taking a community-led approach. A steering group of Asian arts practitioners will support the assessment and recommendations to Foundation North and Creative New Zealand.

This fund is specifically for projects/initiatives benefitting Auckland or Northland.

Here is a link to our FAQs to find out more:

Applications for this fund will open mid-January 2022. We are currently refining our application form and process; and will update this page with more information. Also, an eye out on our Facebook page too as we will promote the fund when it opens for applications.

For more information, please feel free to contact:

Simon Vincent

Connie Lee