International artists

Funding is available for international artist costs if there are direct benefits to New Zealand artists, practitioners or arts organisations. This includes projects where the international artist offers:

  • Creative or professional development opportunities e.g. workshops, masterclasses, mentoring
  • An artistic collaboration with a New Zealand artist
  • Cultural exchange opportunities

We do not fund international artist costs if the main focus is to develop create, perform or exhibit their own work.

The application must be made by a New Zealand artist or arts organisation or an international arts organisation, but international artists cannot apply directly. See our general eligibility criteria.