Letters of support

Letters of support are an effective way to strengthen your application. You can attach up to three letters of support in your application.

Letters should be recent and specific to the project for which you are applying. 

They should be from people of standing in your arts community, including kaumatua, who can attest to the importance, relevance or quality of the project you’re proposing, and to the quality of your practice as an artist.

It’s a good idea to let the person read your application before they write the letter so they can comment on your project accurately.

Where possible, letters of support should be combined into one PDF or Word file.

Make sure that any support material you provide is clearly labelled and meets the requirements of our guidelines for adding document and support material to your application.