Arts Grants funding types

In Arts Grants there are three types of funding. You need to select one of these funding types when you make an application. This determines which pool of money your project is funded from, who assesses your application and how it is assessed. 

Māori arts funding

There is dedicated funding to support ngā toi Māori. When you select the Māori arts funding type, your project is funded from this pool of money.

Your application will be assessed by Māori artists and practitioners with experience in ngā toi Māori. 

In addition to the standard assessments areas, your application will be assessed on the degree to which mātauranga Māori is evident in the practice and proposed outcome of the project.

To be eligible to select Māori arts:

  • the applicant must be Māori or your proposed project must be managed or directed by Māori
  • organisations must be Māori-led. If an organisation is applying for funding on behalf of an individual, that person must also be Māori.

Pacific arts funding

There is dedicated funding for Pacific arts. When you select the Pacific arts funding type, your project is funded from this pool of money.

Your application will be assessed by Pasifika artists and practitioners with experience in Pacific arts.

In addition to the standard assessment areas, your application can will be assessed on the degree to which kaupapa Pasifika is evident in the practice and proposed outcome of the project.

General arts funding

General arts funding supports projects in all artforms. Applications are assessed by artists and practitioners with experience in the relevant artform.