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Regeneration Fund feedback opportunity

Regeneration Fund public feedback opportunity Round 2

Toi tipu, toi aweawe!
Grow the world of arts, so we may be inspired by the world of arts!

E ngā raukura, e ngā mana, e ngā hau e whā, nau mai haere mai ki tēnei kaupapa rangahau whānui mō Te Tahua Whakamarohi i te Rāngai Ahurea.

We invite you to give feedback on the proposals that have been submitted to the Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund. This feedback will help us decide which proposals to fund.

We are most interested in feedback from people or organisations that will benefit from a particular proposal – or those with recognised and relevant expertise.

This feedback opportunity is open from 31 October to 11.59pm 13 November 2022. You can only submit feedback once per proposal during this time.

Who should give feedback?

We are most interested in feedback from people or organisations that will benefit from a particular proposal – or those with recognised and relevant expertise.

When can I give feedback?

This feedback opportunity is open from 31 October to 11.59pm 13 November 2022. You can only submit feedback once for each proposal during this time.

This is the first of four feedback rounds as part of the Regeneration Fund. We will notify the exact dates of each round closer to the time via our newsletter. Indicative dates are:

Round 3: Mid-March 2023

Round 4: Mid-May 2023

How do I find proposals to give feedback on?

Listed below are all the proposals that will be considered for this decision round. They are grouped under dropdowns according to the primary discipline that was selected by the person or organisation who has submitted the proposal.

While they are grouped by primary discipline, a proposal may deliver benefits across multiple disciplines. For example, a proposal that is shown under the primary discipline of Dance may also have benefits for Screen and Theatre.

To help you identify proposals of interest, each proposal includes a brief summary with a link to further information and a short survey. Further information about each proposal can be viewed in the survey.

What questions will I need to answer?

Once you have followed the survey link and read about the proposal, you will be asked to answer a few short questions. You will also need to let us know why you are interested in the initiative (i.e. whether you will directly benefit or not). You will then answer two multi-choice questions:

  • Do you agree this is an important opportunity or problem for the arts, culture and heritage sectors?
  • Do you agree this initiative will have the desired benefit?

There is also a text field where you can give more feedback.

After giving feedback, you will need to fill in some basic personal information to verify who is submitting feedback.

How will my information be handled?

Manatū Taonga uses SurveyMonkey to collect survey responses. All information you provide will be safely and securely held in accordance with our privacy policy.

The feedback collected in your response will be anonymised and summarised before being shared with the person or organisation who has made the proposal. The summary will provide an overview of the level of support and any key themes.

Under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA), any person can ask Manatū Taonga for information it holds. This means we must release the information requested, unless there is a good reason to withhold it. To protect privacy, Section 9(2)(a) of the OIA allows us to withhold personal information including names and email address.

All information published about each proposal, including the disciplines and regions that will benefit, has been provided directly by the person or organisation making the proposal. The information has not been changed by, and does not represent the views of, Manatū Taonga, its partners or employees.

We welcome feedback in alternative formats, for example New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) video. If you need support with giving feedback, or understanding the feedback process, please contact [email protected]

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

Round 2 proposals (closed)

Regeneration Fund proposals have been organised by primary discipline. Open the sections below to find summaries of all the proposals relating to a particular discipline. 


Regeneration Fund proposals primarily related to dance. 

Alexa Wilson

Proposal title: Experimental Dance Festival Aotearoa
Region(s): Auckland

Building on its previous success Experimental Dance Festival Aotearoa will commission intersectional live and video artists' works across locations in Tāmaki Makaurau in 2023, adapting to a changing climate and aiming for a sustainable ongoing festival.

He Waka Eke Noa Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Kete Aronui - auaha – tūhono – mahi tahi / create – connect - collaborate
Region(s): Auckland

He Waka Eke Noa Charitable Trust seek support to grow and develop Kete Aronui/The Factory, which facilitate access to safe and affordable space for our diverse arts communities, who often struggle to support their own creative and economic development.


Regeneration Fund proposals primarily related to heritage.

Antarctic Heritage Trust

Proposal title: Explore Antarctica: Bringing Antarctica to the World
Region(s): National

Antarctic Heritage Trust is creating immersive VR experiences of historic expedition bases in Antarctica to help New Zealanders understand our connection to Antarctica, open up access to its human history, and help create a digital pathway for the sector.

Donna Kerridge

Proposal title: Pōhuehue Project
Region(s): National

This Pōhuehue Project will: deliver an online rongoā Māori training portal & content for pukenga rongoa use, establish an online rongoā Māori reference library & resources, - gathering and digitising at risk mātauranga rongoā before it is lost.

Heritage West Coast Taonga Pumanu A Te Tai o Poutini Incorporated

Proposal title: Heritage West Coast Taonga Pumanu A Te Tai o Poutini Capability Building
Region(s): West Coast

Providing capability support to assist with district and regional strategies; training, networking and information sharing events; project resourcing; collection care and storage; website development; stronger iwi engagement and education partnerships.

ICOMOS New Zealand

Proposal title: ICOMOS New Zealand Charter Guidelines Practice Notes and Charter Review
Region(s): National

Producing practice notes to support users of the ICOMOS New Zealand Charter, to provide detailed interpretation and guidance. Reviewing the ICOMOS New Zealand Charter to ensure consistency and currency with changes to the Resource Management legislation.

Insight Creative

Proposal title: Invisible Stories
Region(s): National

Using technology, augment content onto physical objects to showcase content hidden in museum backrooms due to lack of space. Rich content (3D, interactives and videos), provide an immersive experience to extend user engagement with the physical environment.

National Digital Forum Incorporated

Proposal title: NDF Digital Capability Programme
Region(s): National

NDF's Digital Capability Program will improve the digital capability of Aotearoa’s cultural sector through a program of workshops, scholarships, and mentoring designed to increase digital skills and raise investment in digital capability.

National Museum of Audio Visual Arts and Sciences of NZ Trust

Proposal title: MAVtech Accessible Collection
Region(s): National, Wellington, Manawatū Whanganui

To open up MAVtech's extensive audio visual technology collections to community and education groups, museums and researchers.

New Zealand Fashion Museum Charitable Trust

Proposal title: My Museum
Region(s): National

Since 2010, NZFM has been committed to preserving and celebrating stories and objects from Aotearoa’s textile, clothing and design culture. MyMuseum will be a free interactive online portal that the public can contribute to, share and learn from.

Northland Museums Association Incorporated

Proposal title: Northland Museums' Strengthening Communities
Region(s): Northland, Auckland

For the development and delivery of programmes, resources, and support to the Northland Museums' network, and to nurture cross-promotional support between all arts and heritage organisations to build cohesion and resilience across the sector.

Otago Museum Trust Board

Proposal title: Accessibility, Wellbeing and Inclusion
Region(s): Otago, Southland

Accessibility and wellbeing will be established as key aspects of Otago and Southland’s culture and heritage sector. Relationships, resources and processes for development and delivery will be shared along with resulting inclusive displays and activity.

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum

Proposal title: Auckland Pathways - Internships in museums
Region(s): National, Auckland

To deliver a new internship programme that aims to strategically regenerate arts, culture, and heritage in Aotearoa by increasing access to skill development, leading to future employment opportunities.

Tangata Whenua Network Limited

Proposal title: Beyond the Waharoa
Region(s): National

A project that supports marae to create and independently maintain their own communication, engagement and sharing center on Maori Land Information and support disconnected whānau towards returning and strengthening their cultural identity.

Te Tiriti O Waitangi Marae Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Te Tii Marae Developments: Digitising Taonga
Region(s): National, Northland

Future protection of intergenerational access to matauranga through a digital wahi tapu for cultural archiving enabling whānau and kaitiaki to capture, preserve, share cultural heritage, histories and narratives stored in a whānau managed system.

Te Whakakitenga o Waikato

Proposal title: Hopuhopu Innovation Hub Whare Taonga
Region(s): National, Waikato, Auckland

The Hopuhopu Innovation Hub Whare Taonga is an opportunity for Waikato-Tainui to re-imagine their connection with taonga under the guidance and vision of the Kiingitanga. A place to enable localised training, development and connection to Taonga.

Interactive media

Regeneration Fund proposals primarily related to interactive media.

Doc Edge

Proposal title: XR Impact Forum
Region(s): National, Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury

Deliver an XR Impact Forum where International and New Zealand creators and developers are invited to come together as part of the XR Exhibition and Industry Forum delivering presentations, master classes, workshops and virtually broadcasted sessions.

Every Body is a Treasure Trust

Proposal title: Youth Voice Amplification + Non Violent Journalism through Create Happy Magazine
Region(s): National

Development of a Non-Violent Journalism (NVJ) program that amplifies youth voices uniting and enhancing understanding of diverse viewpoints versus siloing and dividing readers. Printing the award-winning by youth for youth Create Happy Magazine.

MGN-My Greatest Now

Proposal title: The Game of YOUR Life app
Region(s): National

The Game of YOUR Life app, free to download. Career and vocation focused. Personalised digital CV of 13 life areas. Strength and weakness profile, gender sensitive, culturally diverse maatauranga in 15-languages, directory of holistic social services, counselling, networking, Designed a help build an inclusive and accessible New Zealand.

Rascal Entertainment Limited

Proposal title: Rascal
Region(s): National

Rascal is an interactive storytelling application. We provide a reading alternative to streaming entertainment that inspires and entertains children of the digital age.

Te Runanga o Ngati Awa Ki Te Awa o Te Atua

Proposal title: Te Aho Ngarahu
Region(s): National

To continue to design an interactive app and educational tool on the journey of the mataatua waka. This is the second part to the journey as we have completed an app for the first part. We are on the second journey.

We Do Famous working in Partnership with Face TV

Proposal title: Whakaata Kotahi - Māori Storytellers Network
Region(s): National

Whakāta Kōtahi is the Māori/Pacific digital storytellers network. We share & broadcast ancestral stories as kaitiaki, navigators, creators, orators & entrepreneurs across mixed media, with Aotearoa and the World.


Regeneration Fund proposals primarily related to literature.

Featherston Booktown Trust

Proposal title: Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival: Whangaia te hinengaro me te wairua mā te kupu (Feed the mind and spirit with words)
Region(s): National, Wellington

Featherston Booktown is a nationally & internationally acclaimed example of how a deprived community can be re-energised through culture. It is a literary development organization seeking to grow thriving communities by inspiring people to read more.

Phantom Billstickers Ltd

Proposal title: Stick up for Artists
Region(s): National

An initiative designed to give emerging practitioners in the fields of music, theatre, poetry and visual art a public forum to showcase their work, injecting new life, heart and soul into our cities struggling to recover from the of the pandemic.

The Coalition for Books

Proposal title: Digital Marketing Upskilling for the Book Sector of Aotearoa
Region(s): National

A bespoke book digital marketing training programme to re-set skills and capacity. To tackle online post-covid challenges and opportunities; enabling sector professionals to better position New Zealand writers alongside international brands and titles.

The Coalition for Books

Proposal title: To establish a NZ Kete E-Bookshop for NZ Books
Region(s): National

To establish an e-commerce plug-on shop and develop the NZ Books KETE website and E-BOOKSHOP. It is the hub of the Book Sector development strategy.

The Reading revolution

Proposal title: Read to Lead training Courses
Region(s): National, Auckland

We will train 54 new Reader Leaders to run free shared reading groups; strengthening our communities through New Zealand literature. Shared reading is a creative and healing activity; we share our memories and ideas in relation to NZ stories and poetry.

Wellington Treasure Trust

Proposal title: Transforming Verb Wellington’s programming model
Region(s): National, Wellington

Transforming the programming of Verb Readers & Writers Festival into a multiple voice model, and training a new generation of Literary Programmers.

Write On School for Young Writers

Proposal title: Write On for Wellbeing
Region(s): West Coast, Canterbury

WriteOn will facilitate free writing classes for 11-20 year olds in under-resourced Canterbury and West Coast communities. Rangatahi will be supported to publish across a range of platforms. For sustainability we will train tutors from within communities.

Māori arts and culture

Regeneration Fund proposals primarily related to Māori arts and culture.

Āhau NZ Ltd

Proposal title: Better Building Blocks: Scalable Infrastructure for Māori Heritage
Region(s): National

Āhau and Tētēkura will build an indigenised platform to bridge the gap between systems that are currently available. and the needs that we know exist. We propose to deliver solutions that empower tino rangatiratanga and data sovereignty. Tīhei Mauri ora!

Almighty List Limited

Proposal title: Almighty List: Our app connects Aoteroa's artists, designers, carvers, and makers to retailers.
Region(s): National

We have just released version 1.0 of an app that connects Aotearoa-based artists, designers, and makers to retailers in New Zealand. We will keep developing the mobile version and build a desktop version. Our team of 3 has made this on our weekends.

Aronui Arts Festival Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival
Region(s): National

This project is to support the core roles of festival director, general manager and marketing and communications lead. This will ensure the building back strong of the event post COVID 19.

Arts Festival Taranaki Charitable Trust Board

Proposal title: Taranaki Arts Festival Trust (TAFT) - Manukura Toi
Region(s): Taranaki

Through the establishment of the Manukura Toi role, we can build trust and improve relationships with Māori communities with the aim to achieve equitable access to all our mahi and a high level of engagement of Toi Māori and Māori audiences.

B Company, 28th NZ (Maori) Battalion History Trust

Proposal title: B Company 28th NZ (Maori) Battalion Exhibition Development
Region(s): Waikato, Bay of Plenty

The legacy of B Company 28 Māori Battalion will be commemorated & uplifted via a new online repository & physical exhibition. Wide engagement with whānau & stakeholders will capture new stories & mātauranga, & enable ongoing input, today & for the future.

Chatham Islands Museum and Cultural Heritage Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Ukaipo-Enhancing the arts, culture and heritage sector of the Chatham Islands, Wharekauri and Rekohu
Region(s): National

To operate a Heritage Gallery that invites temporary exhibitions. This is to be a flexible space for community engagement , connection, collaboration and project-based learning to accommodate and enhance the arts, culture and heritage sector.

CORE Education Ltd

Proposal title: Te Kūaha ki ngā Kōrero o Mua
Region(s): National

Te Kūaha ki ngā Kōrero o Mua will provide a pathway for iwi, kura and reo Māori communities to access the audiovisual taonga of their tīpuna enabling them to reclaim their pakiwaitara, mōteatea, whakapapa and reo tūturu hei kōrero tuku iho.

CORE Education Ltd

Proposal title: Building a sustainable legacy: Celebrating rich and diverse culture, heritage and identity in Aotearoa New Zealand schools: A behind the scenes miniseries
Region(s): National

CORE’s LEARNZ team will co-create a sustainable legacy with ākonga students celebrating Māori, Pacific, Indian and Asian heritage and support Aotearoa New Zealand schools to understand and respect diverse cultural heritage, values, and customs more.

Courageous Conversation Aotearoa Foundation

Proposal title: Te Toi Mātatoa - The Courageous Conversation Arts Project
Region(s): National, Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Wellington, Tasman, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland, Manawatū Whanganui

Te Toi Mātātoa: The Courageous Conversation Arts Project brings sustained wellbeing to communities across Aotearoa,New Zealand combining racial healing and transformation workshops with the commissioning of 12 major new art works by mana whenua artists.

Creative Nātives Aotearoa Limited

Proposal title: KIWA Project
Region(s): National

The KIWA Project provides a review of Creative Nātives operations, focussing on building a framework based on kaupapa values. We will focus on internal business development, our infrastructure and onboard qualified expertise to build sustainable futures.

Gisborne Museum of Art and History Trust

Proposal title: He Toka Tū – The Standing Rock
Region(s): Gisborne

'He Toka Tū – The Standing Rock will extend Tairāwhiti Museum’s ability to support meaningful, enduring, and transformational relationships between taonga cared for by the museum (and wider region) and whānau, hapū, iwi, and the wider community

Good Company Arts

Proposal title: PEPE Project
Region(s): National, Northland, Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury, Otago, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Tasman, Marlborough, West Coast, Southland, Manawatū Whanganui

The PEPE project aims to establish a legacy archive around current Taonga Pūoro practice with a group of renowned artists working in the field - to deliver creative outcomes with three digital film and VR works, alongside two documentaries.

He Mana Toi Moehau Trust

Proposal title: The Pare Hauraki Toi Māori Project
Region(s): Waikato

To protect and revitalize Pare Hauraki Toi Māori in the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains rohe: growing Iwi capacity and capability using traditional Māori methods and contemporary digital tools - a collaboration of two Trusts.

Hokianga Community Educational Trust

Proposal title: Ako Arts Hub
Region(s): Northland

Extend our existing Arts and IT Hub to include digital arts, ceramic, stone, bone, wood, textile and paper working studios for the community to access. Continue workshops across these disciplines while navigating and nourishing taonga tuku iho.

Huia (NZ) Ltd

Proposal title: Huatau
Region(s): National

Huatau brings HUIA's most prestigious mātauranga material into a multimedia environment. Encompassing video, audio and social media content, Huatau inspires conversations from leaders in te ao Māori for new generations and bridges indigenous thought.™ 5G art+media studio

Proposal title: 5G art+media studio -
Region(s): National™ - an AR+artist™ App for indigenous artists. The App & CMS allows artists to create & share their work as immersive experiences & engage with new & international audiences.

Kaikoura Historical Society

Proposal title: Whakapapa - nga taonga tuku iho
Region(s): National

Develop wananga and resources, to build the capacity of hapu, iwi and runaka, strengthen their whakapapa connections to taonga, and ensure others working with taonga Maori do so with tikanga and matauranga principals embedded in their practice.

Kauwaka Limited

Proposal title: Te Pōkaitara - Ngati Kahungunu Academy for Excellence in Language and Custom
Region(s): Hawke's Bay

Ko Te Pōkaitara tētahi wānanga mō te hunga rangatahi kua matatau kē ki te reo kia matatau kē atu rātau. Ko te tikanga o te ingoa nei, Te Pōkaitara, ko tētahi huinga rangatira. Te Pōkaitara is a Ngāti Kahungunu cultural excellence academy for Māori language speaking rangatahi. Students are taught the culture, language, histories and arts of the tribe. Te Pōkaitara means a gathering of chiefs. The academy aims to produce an ilk of cultural champions for the tribe.

Komako Aroha Silver

Proposal title: Oro Pūrakau
Region(s): National

Oro Pūrākau is an initiative that demystifies the practices of the art of Taonga Pūoro through bridging the gap from our ancestral knowledge and traditional places of learning to an online wananga based platform that is accessible to everyone.

Kristian Paul

Proposal title: Te Ara Puoro Maori
Region(s): National

The development of an online Learning System for the Te Ara Puoro Music Programme. The programme has the goal of educating adult learners in Composition, Arranging, Vocal Production, Music Theory and Performance based on Mātauranga Māori and Tikanga.

Leesa Tilley

Proposal title: Matariki Aotearoa (working title)
Region(s): National, Waikato

A Matariki MOBILE APP, CMS / WEBSITE working in conjunction with existing assets & websites to combine events into a nationwide programme, giving the user access from mobile devices & solving new technology, marketing & data management needs.

Little Mouse Co

Proposal title: indie
Region(s): National

to develop and run indie; a website making it easier for audiences to discover and engage with Indigenous arts, culture, and heritage initiatives through a comprehensive directory, weekly recommendations, and dedicated space to publish & promote projects.

Lorraine Anderson

Proposal title: "Kawe Arawai" Conveying along the waterways.
Region(s): Waikato

We intend to develop an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Tupuna Māori who engaged in the flour mill industry and trade using our waterways to convey their produce to market in Auckland. Our vision will be achieved using six key milestones.

Māori Verse Limited

Proposal title: Māoriverse ki te ao!
Region(s): National

Māori Verse has created a unique “Māori Verification” mark to certify businesses as being Māori-owned, we promote pakihi Māori on our website giving direct access to Māori Sellers & Service Providers & help our people connect with their Hapū/Iwi Limited

Proposal title: Manaaki U
Region(s): National

This program will train creatives & artists how to maximize their income from their creativity via employment or self-employment. Participants will join a cohort of 50 creatives and work through training modules and 1:1 mentoring. Limited

Proposal title: You Do You - By Rangatahi for Rangatahi
Region(s): National

You Do You is a challenge that attracts Rangatahi between the age of 16-25 to join the You Do You group on Manaaki and articulate their dreams for a chance to win $1,000, and access to music and creative studios, mentoring, and industry training.

Manaakitanga Charitable Foundation Trust

Proposal title: "Tapatahi" - Christchurch Stage of Culture & Heritage
Region(s): National, Canterbury

Our project is about establishing a Stage platform for artists and performers of the Sector to come together

Metia Interactive

Proposal title: Game Development Skills Training - Mātauranga Māori in Game Design
Region(s): National, Auckland

On the job training that empowers Māori creatives to increase their participation in the creative technology sector through learning new digital skills in game development centered in Te Ao Māori.

Michael Charles Thompson

Proposal title: Kaharawa Whakamana Resilience (KWR)
Region(s): National

The use of Atua Pūrākau/storytelling combining Matauranga Māori with easy, fun relaxation tools to support managing stress and anxiety-overall hauora.

Miharo Murihiku Trust

Proposal title: Whakamanahia te Tangata
Region(s): Otago, Southland

The focus of Mīharo Murihiku Trust is Art, Culture, Education and Youth. We provide meaningful and enriching opportunities that are underpinned by Māori and Pasifika values. We want to see a region where arts and culture are visible, valued and thriving.

Motuti Marae Trust

Proposal title: Raiatea - Te Waka Anga Mua
Region(s): National, Northland

Raiatea is creating a Whare Pupuri Taonga legacy hapu owned and managed museum, archive and research centre. Taking care of hapu collections and hapῡ narratives is central to kaitiakitanga and safe guarding Mātauranga Māori of the marae, hapῡ and iwi.

Museums Aotearoa

Proposal title: Investment in infrastructure, awareness and capability building of the GLAM sector
Region(s): National

This Proposal is for investment into the infrastructure, awareness and capability of the sector. It is for three key initiatives we believe will make significant difference to our sector with enduring outcomes.

Ngā Aho Incorporated

Proposal title: Whakatipua te kaupapa a Ngā Aho
Region(s): National, Northland, Auckland, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Ka whakawhanakehia a Ngā Aho hei whakahaere tōnui. Mēnā ka kaha a Ngā Aho, ka āwhina i ngā ringatoi e mahi ana i te taumata o te hapū ki te whakapuaki i ngā taonga tuku iho. Ka āwhinatia ngā tāngata tauiwi kia piki ake te taumata o ngā matatau ahurea. Ngā Aho will develop into a thriving and resilient organisation for the future. A strong Ngā Aho will support our ringatoi working at an iwi and hapū level to ensure appropriate expression of taonga tuku iho. Māori and tauiwi practitioners will also be supported to build cultural competence.

Ngati Kahungunu Runanga Arts and Culture Trust

Proposal title: Toi Purotu | Expressing the cultural & creative beauty of Takitimu
Region(s): National, Hawke's Bay, Wellington

Toi Purotu seeks to develop and unleash the cultural and creative prowess, power, potency and potential of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi and Takitimu Waka.

Ngati Kahungunu Wairoa Taiwhenua Incorporated

Proposal title: Te Kupenga-ā-toi
Region(s): Hawke's Bay

To establish stable network support that strives towards positive change in social well-being, and the opportunity for skill development, through instilling and growing the arts and culture throughout the Wairoa district.

Ngati Maru ki Hauraki Inc

Proposal title: Ko Moehau ki Tai Wānanga
Region(s): Waikato

Ko Moehau ki Tai is an Iwi-led an integrated landscape restoration project. Wānanga and education events at our tupuna maunga Moehau are interwoven into the project to revive mātauranga māori restoring the mauri of people and place.

Nikau Hindin

Proposal title: Te Uru Aute
Region(s): Northland, Auckland, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay

Led by mātanga aute Nikau Hindin and taura Rongomai Hoskins, Te Uru Aute is an apprenticeship programme designed to facilitate 10 wānanga aute, teach 30 new pia of aute, and conduct research and write a book about the practice of Aute in Aotearoa.

Nine Media Limited

Proposal title: HAAAA
Region(s): National

HAAAA creates engaging digital platforms to pair storytelling of ancient Māori stories with meditation at night, to furnish the learning of our children's future with their historical past, to strengthen their cultural identity.


Proposal title: Tuku Iho! Cultivating Māori Design
Region(s): National

Tuku Iho! is a programme developed to foster, champion and promote Māori design. This application seeks funding for a major exhibition of new work by practitioners working in design within te ao Māori, and a series of wānanga taking place across the motu.

Old Beach Farm Productions Tāpui Ltd + Belmont Productions

Proposal title: The Bones of our Past
Region(s): National

A documentary about Takahanga Marae in Kaikōura. Officially opened in 1992, this year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the wharenui Maru Kaitātea. Rangi Soloman (Kāti Kuri) had a vision, “to build the future of our people on the bones of our past”.

Paemanu Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Ngāi Tahu Contemporary Visual Arts
Region(s): West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland

The purpose is to elevate the profile of Toi Ngāi Tahu as an essential agent in development of whānau, hapū and iwi resilience, innovation and identity, through research, artist wānaka, development of the Paemanu Art Collection and capability building.

Progress Castlecliff Inc

Proposal title: Te Puwaha - Nga Ringaringa Waewae
Region(s): National

A community and hapu lead wananga process to co-design, co-decide and co-create an immersive environmental experience of Te Awa Tupua and the Tupua Te Kawa, at Te Puwaha, the mouth of the Whanganui River.

Ruawhetū Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Te Wānanga Whakairo o Ruawhetū - Establishment Project
Region(s): National

This project establishes Te Wānanga Whakairo o Ruawhetū as the first education programme offered by Ruawhetū Charitable Trust. Alongside leading whakairo experts and in partnership with iwi, Ruawhetū will provide knowledge and training to aspiring carvers.

Social wealth

Proposal title: NFT our Art - An educational program for artists to learn to create NFTs
Region(s): National

NFT our Art is an educational program to upskill artists on the knowledge of how to turn their art into Non-Fungible Tokens. We aim to increase the visibility of New Zealand art and culture and up-skill artists to showcase their work in the virtual world.

Te Ara Hihiko Limited

Proposal title: Te Ara Hihiko Limited
Region(s): National

We have developed a new tool to enable ourselves and others to make use of new technologies. As artists and designers with a background in innovative culturally connected mahi we will open this opportunity to others to show our stories in our places.

Te Hono o Ngā Waka

Proposal title: Whakakahatia Te Hono o Ngā Waka
Region(s): West Coast

This project involves funding operational staffing costs to continue building capacity in Te Reo, Te Ao, and Mātauranga Māori in our community for a two year period while we undertake the accreditation process.

Te Kaahui Raranga Tira

Proposal title: Te Raranga a Tira – The Journey of a Cloak
Region(s): Waikato

A Māori-led touring exhibition that will show at 5–7 venues in Waikato-Maniapoto. Stories of war, peace, reconciliation, bravery, resilience and success will be centred around Manga Rewi Maniapoto and the display of his recently returned kaitaka.

Te Pou Theatre Trust

Proposal title: He kai kei aku ringa
Region(s): National, Auckland

Internships for emerging Māori Venue Technicians (school leavers) & early career Producers, to strengthen the sector, gain understanding of a haukāinga venue model, & ensure successful future delivery of Māori led projects Red Leap partnering for touring.

Te Puāwaitanga o Ngāti Hinerangi Iwi Trust

Proposal title: Wairere Toi - Cultural Revitalisation
Region(s): Waikato

Wairere Toi is about cultural revitalisaton of Te Ao Māori and Ngāti Hinerangi in schools and community within Matamata. This team researches our iwi history and composes waiata, haka, moteatea and karakia to help protect and sustain our Matauranga Māori.

Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira Incorporated

Proposal title: Te Wharetoi o Ngāti Toa
Region(s): National, Wellington, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough

Te Whare Toi o Ngāti Toa is a Māori artist programme, to be delivered by Toi Rangatira, the arts arm of Te Rūnanga o Toa. The programme will encompass taonga tuku iho, new works and mediums, across a broad scope of artistic disciplines.

Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa

Proposal title: Te Ōhākī - Archiving Project
Region(s): National, Northland

Te Rarawa wish to establish a digital and hard copy archival repository to safeguard our comprehensive collection of Te Rarawa history, whakapapa and manuscripts. This project will contribute towards a greater retention of iwi mātauranga.

Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust

Proposal title: Te Tauranga Toi - Digital Cluster Initiative
Region(s): Bay of Plenty

Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust has partnered with Zeald & BNZ on a project that will establish an online marketplace for Māori artists. It will serve as a repository for knowledge, safeguard their integrity, IP, support capability, economic & skill development.

Te Uruao Education and Research Consultancy Ltd

Proposal title: Waka to Water - Enhancing mātauranga Māori about Polynesian voyaging and star navigation. Improving access, participation and developing whanaungatanga by including a practical, on water waka sailing experience in Te Tau Ihu and Te Wai Pounamu.
Region(s): Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast

This project strives to elevate and enhance an existing Polynesian voyaging and star navigation program in Te Wai Pounamu. This is by improving and including a practical, outdoors, on water waka sailing experience to the program.

Te Whare Hukahuka Ltd.

Proposal title: Ka Hao Indigenous Ecommerce Programme - Building Resilience of the arts, culture and heritage sector through eCommerce
Region(s): National

A for-indigenous, by-indigenous eCommerce capability program for Māori cultural practitioners in Aotearoa (up to 1000) who want to improve their resilience, skillset, and audience access with 50+ pastoral care members supporting them on their journey.

The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Trust

Proposal title: The 2023 Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award
Region(s): National, Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Nelson, Otago

The Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award will upskill and promote rangatahi artists through an exhibition and tour of visual artists and a live and streamed ceremony showcasing performing artists, connecting audiences with Māori art while boosting careers.

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc

Proposal title: Professional Development programmes for Maori writers.
Region(s): National

2023-2024 dedicated branch, programmes and events for Māori writers nurture writing culture.

Toi Iho Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Toi Iho - Preserving Authenticity & Quality in Māori Arts Practice
Region(s): National

Our project is to rejuvenate and promote the Toi Iho Trademark, strengthening the authenticity and quality of Māori culture and Māori artists, retaining ownership and control of creative expressions in an increasingly exploitative, commercialised world.

Toi Ngāpuhi Ltd

Proposal title: Piki Tū Rangitia
Region(s): Northland

To retain and transfer the mātauranga of Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu, to grow our pool of ringatoi and pūkenga working in kāinga and grow our toi whakairo infrastructure to ensure succession and sustainability of mātauranga unique to Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu.

Toamana Media Limited

Proposal title: The Toamana Group (TML) Initiative Of Chesed Art ("CA")
Region(s): National

Chesed Art (CA) is an organisation which uses the Toamana Media Limited (TML) Permanent Digital Whare (PDW) to use the power of Creative Conceptualised Art (CCA) through the synergistic collaboration of Artists, Creative Directors and Minds to create Art Works (Actual and Digital) for Art Exhibitions (Actual and Digital).

Tūhono Taonga, Tūhono Tāngata

Proposal title: Tūhono Taonga, Tūhono Tāngata
Region(s): West Coast, Canterbury

Regeneration of traditional Māori Mātauranga (knowledge) through Pounamu Carving Wānanaga. We work in collaboration to grow the skills and knowledge of people who wish to improve their wellbeing through this artform.

Tuurama Trust

Proposal title: Tuuramatanga o Murihiku - Cultural Empowerment of Southland
Region(s): Southland

An extension of the Waihopai Invercargill Cultural Activator Pilot in the Murihiku Southland region with an focus on local Murihiku Maori history resources to be integrated into pedagogical frameworks for the Aotearoa New Zealand histories Curriculum.

Tuwharetoa Tarai Waka Trust

Proposal title: Tuwharetoa Tarai Waka
Region(s): Waikato

Our Trust looks to complete the build and launch of a Waka Taua for our Ariki Tumu Te Heuheu and Ngāti Tūwharetoa tāne, to enable waka mātauranga to be regenerated through growing capacity in a group of kai-tārai-waka, and training kaihoe.

Wairau Maori Art Gallery Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Wairau Māori Art Gallery - pathways past, present & future: contemporary Māori art exhibition planning and implementation
Region(s): National

The Wairau Maori Art Gallery seek to engage, enhance and establish sustainable art sector career pathways for existing and emerging artists. This can be achieved through our tuakana/teina principle of transition, skills development and transfer.

Whakaraupo Carving Centre Trust

Proposal title: Whakaraupō Kura (WK)
Region(s): National

Whakaraupō Kura (WK) Our project consists of the further development of Kaupapa Māori Toi programmes that will support our future Toi practitioners in Aotearoa.


Regeneration Fund proposals that are primarily multi-disciplinary. 

Abigail Rose

Proposal title: Rural Circus Performance & Alexandra Circus Programme
Region(s): National, Otago, Southland

To build, inspire and support the growing performing arts community through youth circus ( Alexandra and surrounding towns). To tour four remote South Island communities with a group of professional musicians and circus artists.

Everyone an Artist Trust

Proposal title: Theatre therapy programme, older adults art camp and workshop, art gallery for ethnic background artists
Region(s): National, Canterbury

Children and teenagers will join a bilingual theatre therapy programme regardless of their language and social barriers. Ethnic senior citizens and emerging artists will have a community art space to create, communicate, and sell their artworks.

Gap Filler Trust

Proposal title: Ōtākaro Floating Festival
Region(s): Canterbury

OFF comprises two 2-month series’ of performances on the Ōtākaro River in Ōtautahi . OFF will be a testing ground for creative projects with paid opportunities for creative practitioners to work in a new public context with cross-sector collaborators.

Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival Foundation

Proposal title: Developing a working model for arts sponsorship of regional arts festivals
Region(s): National, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Nelson, Otago

This project proposes developing a suite of sponsorship and partnership models for regional arts festivals that are based on those that are successfully used for sporting events and programmes.

Hex Work Limited

Proposal title: The Spinoff festival
Region(s): Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago

The Spinoff Festival is a new event series which will see us take our diverse range of published practitioners and content to the live event space. Our application is for an events manager to run the festival.

Hope Worldwide-Pakistan

Proposal title: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Through Art and Culture
Region(s): Auckland

Our project offers cultural activities, workshops, and gatherings for refugees, migrants, and other people experiencing social isolation, or a lack of full connection with their ethnic backgrounds.

InWorld Limited

Proposal title: Pickpath
Region(s): National

Pickpath will be a transformational new tool that empowers creative people and organisations to make app experiences at low-cost with no specialist technical skills. Currently, app design is only accessible through expensive agencies: Pickpath will be an arts-led disruptor for app design as Squarespace is for web design.

Ipsum Group

Proposal title: Toi Aotearoa: digital multi-sector arts platform
Region(s): National

Toi Aotearoa is a dynamic, interactive digital multi-sector arts platform. An inclusive, communal digital space for Aotearoa NZ arts practitioners to connect and showcase work to a NZ and worldwide audience exploring the breadth of Kiwi arts and culture.

J M Croft

Proposal title: Live Art Platform
Region(s): Auckland

A new platform, production house, and festival producer celebrating experimental practice and live art in Tāmaki Makaurau delivering a festival, workshops, residencies and productions.

Kahui Creative Network

Proposal title: Puta Noa Waiheke
Region(s): National, Auckland

We wish to develop and deliver a new style of art experience in Aotearoa, one that incorporates all the art forms and is inclusive of more people who are outside the usual perimeters of the art world.

Lgop Collective trading as GiraGlob Ltd

Proposal title: The GiraGlob Project
Region(s): National, Northland

Create a new and unique permanent outdoor education/learning and community meeting precinct. A functioning public-art installation activated by local artists building a connection to the proposed global mycelium of social sculptures.

Life in Vacant Spaces Charitable Trust

Proposal title: The LiVS Incubator
Region(s): Canterbury

The LiVS Incubator is a central city container space, to be used as a temporary project testing ground for creatives, innovators, communities, entrepreneurs, and educators. The idea is people can see projects & ideas come to life in within a public space.

Maoriland Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Ōtaki Performing Arts Centre
Region(s): Wellington

Ōtaki Performing Arts Centre (OPAC) celebrates creative potential in our community. An accessible and inclusive performing arts venue and cinema, OPAC will support artistic and professional development, generating social, cultural and economic benefits.

National Youth Theatre Company Trust

Proposal title: National Youth Theatre Expansion Project
Region(s): Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Canterbury

To expand the National Youth Theatre to four new venues across Aotearoa, training and mentoring a team of creatives in each centre to develop and inspire large groups of rangitahi as they work towards a shared performance goal.

Raglan Community Arts Council Incorporated

Proposal title: Raglan Whaingaroa Hybrid Cultural Regeneration Initiative
Region(s): Waikato

Achieve a real difference in sustainability and capability for arts and culture in Raglan Whaingaroa for the four areas of: Gallery & Web Shop; Music & Drama; Film; Writing. The project will use a hybrid web-and-facility based approach for these areas.

Raynham Park Limited

Proposal title: Futures of Content Creators
Region(s): Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Gisborne

Development of next generation production skills in content creators & an accredited skills development program to artists into the future through the investments and capabilities created through this project.

Taurima Vibes Trust

Proposal title: Te Haerenga- Hono
Region(s): National, Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago

Te Haerenga-hono (TH-H) is an initiative that will be providing multi-layered capability and strategic hauora support to creative communities that are based across Aotearoa to embed outcomes and beneficially influence wider sector ways of working.

Te Puawai Co-operative Society Limited

Proposal title: The development of innovative and high quality cultural, heritage and educational programmes in the Grey Valley area of the West Coast (Te Tai Poutini) over a period of 18 months.
Region(s): National, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury

Assured funding for eighteen months will consolidate Te Puawai's literary and theatre programme, develop the Kotuku programme, provide creative workshops for young people, and enable advocacy for a sustainable economic base for cultural work on the Coast.

Te Puna Toi

Proposal title: Te Puna Toi Performance Research Project: Erewhon Revisited
Region(s): West Coast, Canterbury, Otago

To continue our multidisciplinary project inspired by Samuel Butler’s novel Erewhon: Over the Range, working with three communities across the South Island. The question we explore is where and how to live in an upside-down world of today.

The Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust

Proposal title: Project Altiora: Cirko Kali in the Gymnasium
Region(s): Canterbury, National

The Arts Centre is partnering with Cirko Kali to provide an affordable dedicated public venue and permanent home for circus, physical theatre and performers - bringing comedy, cabaret, drag, circus, burlesque, indie music, and dance to new audiences.

The Auckland Performing Arts Centre at Western Springs Inc (TAPAC)

Proposal title: The TAPAC Hub: An online training resource, labs and residency/mentoring programme for emerging performing arts tutors and theatre producers.
Region(s): Auckland

The TAPAC Hub is an online training hub, complemented by training labs and a residency/mentoring programme at TAPAC to help emerging performing arts tutors and theatre producers to launch new classes and stage theatre shows.

The Big Idea Te Aria Nui Charitable Trust

Proposal title: The One Stop Shop - the kete for your creative career
Region(s): National

By investing in high quality and modern technology and product development, The Big Idea will transform its online offering by June 2024 to create a world class, dynamic online career hub for everyone working in Aotearoa’s creative sector.

The Cause Collective

Proposal title: South Auckland Creative and Tech Hub
Region(s): Auckland

The South Auckland Creative and Tech hub is a one-stop shop to upskill our South Auckland and Pacific youth in creative and tech with the right conditions to support them in completing training and moving into industry.

The Hāpai Foundation

Proposal title: Making Access Easy For Arts, Culture and Heritage
Region(s): National

Improving the customer experience of disabled people by removing the key accessibility barriers at theatres, musical performances/festivals, and when visiting museums. This spans from booking tickets to attendance and includes free companion entry.

The Makers Workshop

Proposal title: Tāmaki Studios - A Home to Craft
Region(s): Auckland

A multidisciplinary studio environment for emerging and established craft and design practitioners. We aim to provide studio space, equipment, community, networks and professional support to designers and craftspeople to foster sustainable careers.

The Preserving Local History and Educational Trust

Proposal title: Preserving Local Histories For Our Tamariki: Mass Digitisation Of Historical Community Newspapers
Region(s): National

Our goal is to digitise, and make available in perpetuity, all historical newspapers that are at risk of loss or decay to ensure that the stories and histories from diverse communities across urban and rural New Zealand are preserved for all generations.

With Lime LTD

Proposal title: Creative Arts Technology Lab (CATL)
Region(s): Wellington

CATL will provide low-cost access to technology and mentoring for emerging/early career creatives, and small-to-medium arts and cultural organisations, to raise their technical capability to create hybrid performances.

Zeal Education Trust

Proposal title: Rendition (Creative Arts Programming and Events)
Region(s): Waikato

Rangatahi are up-skilled through creative arts programs, alongside youth workers who use the program as a tool to improve wellbeing. Participants work towards performing at Rendition, a free monthly event designed to engage/inspire new audiences.


Regeneration Fund proposals primarily related to music. 

Aotearoa Jazz Education and Performance Charitable Trading Trust

Proposal title: The establishment of the New Zealand Jazz Orchestra
Region(s): National

To establish a New Zealand Jazz Orchestra to fit alongside other important New Zealand arts organisations such as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Auckland Philharmonia Trust

Proposal title: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Matariki Concerts
Region(s): National

We plan to expand our annual Matariki concert featuring prominent Maori artists performing and creating with our orchestra.The initiative involves commissioning full orchestral charts and working with Māori creatives to perform the pieces in concert.

Audio Foundation

Proposal title: Alternative Audio Archive Aotearoa
Region(s): National

To build a publicly accessible national audio archive to preserve and safeguard Aotearoa - New Zealand’s sonic arts heritage of non-commercial, art musics across diverse genres.

Cadby Kong

Proposal title: Rhythm of the Soul
Region(s): National, Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Wellington, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland, Manawatū Whanganui

This project started with a simple idea & is growing into a global movement. Create authentic one take videos for hidden artists. Provide opportunities for people from all walks of life, with a strong focus on giving a voice to our indigenous communities.

Campus Radio bFM Ltd

Proposal title: Student Radio Network Volunteer Outreach Project
Region(s): Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago, Manawatū Whanganui

Our project is the Student Radio Network Volunteer Outreach Project. Expanding upon the work of our MCH-funded Volunteer Development Project, we are seeking to increase the capacity and quality of the SRN's renowned volunteer programmes.

Centre for New Zealand Music Trust

Proposal title: SOUNZ Regeneration Project
Region(s): National

Develop inspiring and engaging Māori & Pacific music content that is freely available and accessible through improved SOUNZ platforms. This will enable increased access for all audiences who have an interest in the music Aotearoa New Zealand.

Chill Children Limited

Proposal title: island forest / music distribution & artist growth
Region(s): National

Island Forest is an artist growth platform providing musicians with everything they need to distribute their music across the world, build their audience and easily collect royalties while opening up new opportunities for artists in the streaming era.

Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust

Proposal title: Creating a professional pathway for choral singing in Aotearoa New Zealand
Region(s): National

Aotearoa has an incredibly large choral community but there is NO professional pathway for singers. This initiative marks the beginning of a sector-wide transformation by creating a blueprint for a choral career path.

Disrupted Events Limited

Proposal title: Concert in the Park music summer series
Region(s): Bay of Plenty

Concert in the Park is a music summer series event currently run in Tauranga at the Strand Waterfront Reserve twice a year on a Sunday. We plan on extending the programme to other regions in 2023/2024.

Interesting Things Limited

Proposal title: Winter Best
Region(s): Auckland

Winter Best is a free annual music and arts festival at Corban Estate Arts Centre - showcasing, supporting and celebrating our music and arts sectors.

Lyrica Productions Ltd (T/A MusicSkool)

Proposal title: MusicSkool
Region(s): National

Through the dedicated Musicskool platform ( we will give 500 children access to quality, stuctured music lessons. This will increase access to music tuition for those who may not otherwise be able to access tuition.


Proposal title: Māia Music
Region(s): National

Māia Music is a music industry knowledge and support platform for independent artists who want a lasting and impactful career. The platform will be a one-stop hub led by leading music industry professionals with an artist community and directory.

Massey University

Proposal title: Making small-medium sized performance venues more accessible
Region(s): National

This project aims to increase accessibility for small-medium sized music and multi-use venues across the country through accessibility training, accessibility guidance, and covering expenditure for venues to make their services more accessible.

Matthew Sephton

Proposal title: Ngā Waiata Poipoia - Nurturing Sustainable Careers in Music
Region(s): Waikato, Taranaki

Ngā Waiata Poipoia reduces barriers to participation in the music industry by providing practical resources for independent artists. Delivered through a series of focussed development weekends, pop up studio sessions, and supported by ongoing mentoring.

Mind Your Music NZ LTD

Proposal title: Tentatively titled ‘Screen Music Uplift Programme - Ngā Ringa Ārahi (The Guiding Hands)’
Region(s): National

We aim to scale up the music community of Aotearoa and its capability in creating & producing music for film, TV & video games through strategic engagement and business development activities that will educate, upskill and create jobs in the sector.

Monarch Broadcasting Ltd

Proposal title: The Guide
Region(s): National

The Guide is a project powered by JuiceTV which aims to provide a one stop solution for connecting the public with how they can fill their leisure time.

Nelson School of Music Trust Board

Proposal title: It's Never Too Late!
Region(s): Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough

In response to repeated requests, Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (NCMA) wishes to initiate a comprehensive FREE Music programme for adults, offering small group instrumental tuition, music appreciation, music therapy, singing and dance-movement sessions.

Nelson School of Music Trust

Proposal title: Music in the Front, Business in the Back
Region(s): Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough

We hope to fund a Community Music Manager, who will take responsibility for the fundraising, logistics, sustainability, office work and compliance of 14 community music groups. This will focus efforts on the power of music and the wellbeing it brings.

New Zealand Children's Choral Academy

Proposal title: Be In At the Beginning….. The Establishment of a New Zealand Children's Choral Academy.
Region(s): National

The NZCCA is committed to providing life-enriching opportunities for young people through eclectic choral repertoire, Māori and Pasifika music traditions, the discipline and collaboration of excellent choral singing and high-quality music education.

New Zealand Choral Federation

Proposal title: Singing for Lifelong Wellbeing - Enabling the Group Singing Sector to Thrive into the Future
Region(s): National

Delivery of training and resources for group singing into two age groups currently under-served in Aotearoa, to ensure that the sector thrives into the future. Those two age groups are: 1) primary/intermediate school children and 2) 18-25 year-olds.

New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust

Proposal title: Tussock Country - NZ's Country Music Festival
Region(s): National, Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Tussock Country – New Zealand’s Country Music Festival incorporates over 60 events across 10 days. First held in 2021 then cancelled due to Covid in 2022, the festival is set to attract over 10,000 patrons to Gore between May 26th and June 5th 2023.

New Zealand Ukulele Trust

Proposal title: Strengthening the capability and sustainability of the New Zealand Ukulele Trust post-pandemic
Region(s): National

Building the capacity of the New Zealand Ukulele Trust with the current administrator and an education manager who will do work that trustees are currently doing as volunteers on top of full time jobs and family commitments.

O/TG Group Ltd

Proposal title: Perfect Loudness
Region(s): National

Perfect Loudness is a boutique festival celebrating the intersection of music, technology & digital culture showcasing Aotearoa's world-leading daytime MusicTech sector and the cross over opportunities and intersections with the night time economy.

Our Venues Ltd

Proposal title: Aotearoa Music Venue Futures Initiative
Region(s): National

Save Our Venues equips music venues with resources, skills and a collective voice to face immediate threats and ongoing challenges. Venues’ long term viability and vitality increases recognition of their importance to social, cultural and economic health.

Rockquest Promotions Ltd

Proposal title: BeQuest
Region(s): National, Auckland

BeQuest creates pathways for emerging artists into the creative industries. BeQuest comprises a national digital portal, upskilling & wellbeing programmes and an accessible creative facility across music, design and performing arts.

Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust

Proposal title: Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust Regional Development
Region(s): Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Waikato

This project, Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust Regional Development, would enable access to life-changing music therapy in unserved areas of Aotearoa New Zealand, while also providing training and employment for creatives living in regional New Zealand.


Proposal title: Soundplant Aotearoa
Region(s): National

Soundplant: To build a stand alone, networked model for supporting and developing robust musical individuals and communities across Aotearoa.

Real Vegan Cult

Proposal title: RVC Practice & Recording space
Region(s): Waikato

To upgrade our existing practice space to include facilities & personnel for musicians to be able to record their music.

Taisha Tari

Proposal title: Awhi Music
Region(s): Northland, Waikato, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay

This kaupapa provides programs and platforms which engage Māori and Pacific rangatahi within the regions. Providing pathways to the music industry led by industry professionals Having identified gaps between tertiary and industry with 4 pilot programs.

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited Trust

Proposal title: Tunes & Treasures
Region(s): Auckland

Tunes and Treasures is a series of events featuring live performances by artists alongside a curated market and record fair. It's purpose is to promote emerging artists and develop youth who have an interest in working in the events industry.

Taupo Concert Band Incorporated

Proposal title: Taupo Brass Academy
Region(s): Waikato

To provide brass instrument tuition and run a youth Brass Band for the youth of the Taupo District for free including the provision of instruments.

Te Karanga Charitable Trust

Proposal title: The Creatives Navigator Project
Region(s): Auckland

Two creative group programmes and artistic mentoring for 150 aspiring youth artists facing adversity. Nurturing sustainability and resilience in their artistic endeavours, and using creativity as a tool towards their well-being.

The Sensonauts

Proposal title: Music production training for women, femme and non binary people
Region(s): National, Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury

To support more women, femme and non binary people to make their own electronic music. We will run more 2 day intro and more 1 day followup music production courses, develop new courses, support participants to pass on their skills and deliver regionally.

Touriffik Limited

Proposal title:
Region(s): National

Touriffik democratises the event programming process by providing a platform that enables artists & their audiences to connect by allowing users to suggest & vote on acts & artists that they would like to see perform in their hometown favourite venues.

Other arts, culture or heritage

Regeneration Fund proposals categorised as other arts, culture or heritage. 

Aotearoa Community Wellbeing Trust

Proposal title: Te Ahi Ora 2023
Region(s): Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Over 44 weeks, our 10 tutors will deliver 10,340 hours of Performing Arts lessons and performances to 100,000 participants through 250+ school communities across 5 regions of Aotearoa.

Arts Access Aotearoa

Proposal title: Accessible arts, inclusion and equity.
Region(s): National

Arts Access Aotearoa works to increase accessibility by reducing barriers to the arts. COVID’s impact on the arts communities we work with, shows the need for targeted support. Our 4 proposed projects prioritise training, development, and support.

Arts Regional Trust

Proposal title: He Ara Hou – A New Path
Region(s): Auckland

Bespoke capability programme to develop new practices and build capacity within the areas of governance and leadership and enable longer term action towards meaningful systems change.

Circability Trust

Proposal title: Social Circus Aotearoa
Region(s): National

Increase the social circus network in Aotearoa; to bring joy, togetherness and increased wellbeing, into all communities. Provide social circus qualification and employment pathways. Hold a trans-Tasman conference to increase circus sector sustainability.

Copyright Licensing Ltd

Proposal title: Rights & Contracts Services
Region(s): National

Our whakatakanga will expand on the creative rights training that the Creative Rights Education workshops delivered in 2022, and provide access to low-cost legal services for authors, publishers & visual artists.

Exchange Christchurch Ltd

Proposal title: The Creative Exchange
Region(s): National, Canterbury

To offer a showcase and production space to creatives with a facilitated incubator programme that will help creatives connect, access resources, and develop their ideas and practice.

Lake House Trust

Proposal title: Nga Kitenga Hōu, New Perspectives
Region(s): Auckland

An initiative to engage with the disadvantaged and give them access to arts and Mātauranga Māori. We do this by providing free access to spaces, services and specialists to connect us and grow our whanau.

Massey University

Proposal title: Measuring and articulating the value of the Live Performance Sector in Aotearoa
Region(s): National

This project will establish a national evidence base for the economic and wellbeing contributions of the Aotearoa Live Performance Sector and train producers and organisations to articulate these benefits to government policy makers and funding bodies.

Nga Toi Hawkes Bay

Proposal title: Toi Purotu – Toi Ora - The Beauty of Arts Re-energised
Region(s): Hawke's Bay

The initiative delivers long-term outcomes for arts culture and heritage in Hawke’s Bay. It delivers leadership, mentoring and skills development, resources, programs and ongoing engagement with the sector and local government to sustain momentum.

QWB Lab Limited

Proposal title: Smart Wellbeing Management System for the museum sector
Region(s): National

Unlocks the value of museums by measuring wellbeing - to strengthen the case for resources and identify pathways to improve wellbeing. A process to manage the interrelated parts of wellbeing and data analytics through in an online platform.

Sport Whanganui

Proposal title: Play x Design
Region(s): National, Manawatū Whanganui

Play x Design is a wānanga bringing together stakeholders to connect and upskill around the delivery of play design. This in-person gathering will be supported by a Play Designer Residency in the lead-up to the wānanga and a resulting online resource.

Sustainability Trust

Proposal title: Washing Up Wellington (WUW)
Region(s): Wellington

A not-for-profit Wellington based reusable serviceware service for community and commercial indoor and outdoor events serving food and drinks. A city wide network will be created; initially with fixed washing at Sky Stadium & a mobile wash truck.

The Backhouse Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Fired Up: The Future of Art Glass Aotearoa
Region(s): National

FIRED UP addresses existing and growing gaps within the art glass sector. It builds capability, sector resilience and sustainability. The 4-part programme delivers masterclasses, micro-credentials, provides internships, and energise the next generation.

The Dust Palace Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Best Practice Growth Support Initiative for the Circus Arts Sector
Region(s): National

TDPCT will support best-practice across the circus arts sector with; consent-based tutoring workshops, tikanga guidance for non-Māori led studios in collaboration with Te Pou, artistic residencies, and business support for independent practitioners.

The Performance Arcade Trust

Proposal title: What if the city was a theatre?
Region(s): Wellington

A development process that establishes WHAT IF THE CITY WAS A THEATRE? as a biannual resource for live arts in NZ. This begins with showcasing 14 groups in our 2023 festival, followed by forums, symposia, commissioning, and creative wānanga in 2023-2024.

Toamana Media Limited

Proposal title: Toamana Media ("TML")
Region(s): National TML's Permanent Digital Whare (“PDW”) is a platform built online with a Block Chain Base (“BCB”) and Web 3.0 presence.

Wellington Circus Trust

Proposal title: The Aotearoa School of Circus
Region(s): National

Creating the Aotearoa School of Circus; an establishment providing tertiary programmes leading to qualifications in circus arts performance and teaching.

Other ethnic arts and culture

Regeneration Fund proposals primarily related to the arts and culture of ethnic groups other than Pacific or Māori (who have their own categories). 

ORIKoL Productions

Proposal title: Afrika Bazaar Festival - Cultural education in entertainement
Region(s): Auckland

A free cultural, educational and entertainment festival on Auckland's waterfront celebrating African music, arts, dance, food and heritage, endorsed by local Iwi.

Tree of Humanity for All (TOHFA)

Proposal title: Pashtun Cultural, Diversity and Inclusion Programme
Region(s): Auckland, Waikato, Gisborne, Wellington, Canterbury

This initiative will promote Pashtun culture, music, handcrafts and visual arts and social practices, rituals and festivals, improve wellbeing and inclusion.

Pacific arts and culture

Regeneration Fund proposals primarily related to Pacific arts and culture. 

Audio Described Aotearoa Ltd

Proposal title: Māori and Pacific audio description project
Region(s): National

We will provide audio description to blind, deafblind and low vision people across Aotearoa with a focus on increasing access to Māori and Pacific cultural performance, dance, theatre and art.

Betsy More Holdings

Proposal title: LAKA
Region(s): Auckland, National, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Canterbury

The Ho'okuleana touring programme brings Hawaiian hula, hale building, and ukulele to Aotearoa for four weeks from Te Matatini to Pasifika festivals 2023. The programme will weave communities together through the sharing of traditional knowledge.

Drum Productions Ltd

Proposal title: Moana Pasifika Annual Summit - The Indigenous Story of the Pacific Ocean
Region(s): National

Moana Pasifika Annual Summit is a platform for Aotearoa's Māori and Pasifika artists to lead our nation united in the global Climate Change & Ocean Degradation conversation celebrating & advocating for global Ocean guardianship - kaitiakitanga o te moana.

Fua Creative Limited

Proposal title: Matala'
Region(s): Marlborough

Artist in residence programme for local Pasifika Artists in Marlborough and delivery of Pasifika Arts and culture workshops to local children and rangatahi.

Lagi-Maama Limited also known as Lagi-Maama Academy & Consultancy

Proposal title:Navigating Forward into the Past, and Backward into the Future, in the Present: Generation and Regeneration of Moana Oceania Arts.;
Region(s): National, Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury

Our initiative centers our Indigenous knowledges and practices through our ways of knowing, seeing and doing with the minds and hearts of our Moana Oceania communities.

Polynesian Entertainers Limited

Proposal title: Siva Afi Aotearoa
Region(s): National, Auckland, Gisborne, Wellington

SIVA AFI AOTEAROA series of Community, Masterclasses, Leadership programs culminating in our annual Siva Afi Festival event. Our projects are inclusive and welcoming to all, supporting the development and sustainability of the arts sectors and eco-system.

Tala Pasifika Productions Ltd

Proposal title: Takurua-Mana Toa Trading Card Game
Region(s): Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, National

Produce an arts/entertainment product based on Pasifika & Māori mythology, stories, and cultural practices. The Mana Toa Trading Card Game provides culturally affirming arts, entertainment & educational opportunities for Pasifika and Māori rangatahi.

Viti (NZ) Council e Aotearoa

Proposal title: Blue Ocean Peoples Tabua Project: Weaving Language, Fine Art Object & Intangible Cultural Heritage from an Indigenous Fijian Perspectives
Region(s): National, Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago

Blue Ocean Peoples Tabua Project aims to weave | incorporate and exhibit Indigenous Fijian Fine art object using 'Na Tabua' as a centrepiece to protect and safeguard knowledge of these Yau Mareqeti | Taonga from fear of limited knowledge & extinction.


Regeneration Fund proposals primarily related to screen. 

33 Media Limited

Proposal title: ‘The Seed’
Region(s): National, Canterbury

‘The Seed’ is a high stakes series following the startup journeys of 6 teams battling to get ready for the Big Pitch finale that could turn their ‘Big Idea’ into ‘The Next Big Thing’ and, in a world-first twist, also change the lives of everyone watching.

Black Out Media

Proposal title: The Level Up
Region(s): Auckland, Waikato, Gisborne, Wellington, Otago, Manawatū Whanganui

Training targeted to māori youth focusing on Social media production as a pathway to screen careers. And specific workshops for community galleries, radio and creative spaces. Strong accessibility support ensuring delivery to wide variety of arts groups.

EH Productions Limited

Proposal title: Purrplwurrx Studios
Region(s): Southland

Purrplwurrx Studios is a proposed 2D/3D animation studio, based in Invercargill, that will harness the talents of digital animators in the lower South Island to create high-quality children’s screen content for global audiences.

Frank Management

Proposal title: Frank Podcast Network
Region(s): National

FPN is building a specialist studio with full technical support for NZ artists to make their own podcasts. As well as creating a new revenue stream, they will also learn the skills required for full podcast production from trusted industry professionals.

Motion Tech Lab

Proposal title: Scriptsee - business intelligence for filmmaking
Region(s): National

We are developing a software platform that analyses Film & TV scripts using A.I algorithms to greatly improve the speed and quality of the pre-production phase. It will benefit all content creators analysing their scripts by providing valuable insights.

New Zealand Film Festival Trust

Proposal title: Regenerating Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival
Region(s): National

Rebuild and expand NZ's much-loved nationwide film festival including addition of new regions, expansion of education programme, specific delivery for Deaf/hearing-impaired, and blind/vision-impaired audiences, and authentic engagement with mana whenua.

New Zealand Youth Film Festival Limited

Proposal title: New Zealand Youth Film Festival
Region(s): National

New Zealand Youth Film Festival (NZYFF) is a free-to-enter film festival for all youth aged 15-24 years. Its mission is to celebrate and empower Aotearoa's creative youth through attractive awards & events, including tours of industry and Gala Screenings.

Screen Edge Limited

Proposal title: Impact The Future
Region(s): National

To train practitioners to become impact producers, to help deliver stories that create impactful change and meaningful lasting partnerships for good. Impact producing applies to all film genres and across the wider society's quest for a better world.

Screen Edge Limited

Proposal title: Te Ao Mārama | Into the Light
Region(s): National

The vision of our initiative is for Aotearoa NZ to become the Asia Pacific Hub and Market for documentary. We want to elevate Aotearoa NZ to be a world leader in innovating documentary.

Screen Production and Development Association of New Zealand

Proposal title: Cultural Capability Programme
Region(s): National

SPADA’s online Cultural Capability Production Handbook will provide comprehensive resources to help build urgently needed cultural capability in our screen sector. It will be supported by regional workshops, case studies, and best practice models.

Share the Knowledge Ltd

Proposal title: Share the Knowledge Screen Training Initiative
Region(s): National

Share the knowledge is a not-for-profit training/recruitment/mentorship programme that supports the growth and sustainability of New Zealand’s Screen Industry, creating meaningful pathways to employment whilst maintaining a standard of excellence.

Show Me Shorts Film Festival Trust

Proposal title: Show Me Shorts – Digital Capability Growth and Audience Development Strategy.
Region(s): National

Our 1st project uses an On Demand platform to engage with isolated audiences. The 2nd brings filmmaking into schools substantially increasing the number of tamariki engaging with short films. The 3rd builds our South Island community engagement.

Tohu Media Ltd

Proposal title: Protecting the Intellectual Property of Aotearoa's culture, heritage and arts.
Region(s): National

We are creating software for the screen industry to protect New Zealand Culture, Heritage and Arts by helping video producers establish copyright, which will increase industry income, employment, and accessibility.

The Aro St Video Shop Limited

Proposal title: Custodial transition and preservation of the AroVideo Library Collection
Region(s): National

To facilitate the custodial transition and preservation of the AroVideo Library Collection and associated website.


Regeneration Fund proposals primarily related to theatre. 

Andromeda Arts Trust Board

Proposal title: Little Andromeda
Region(s): National, Canterbury

To invest in a dedicated person to search for long term funding and sponsorship, and to invest in paying artists for significant work development.

Auckland Theatre Company

Proposal title: Training and sustainable career pathways in live performing arts
Region(s): National

A sector-wide pilot training programme to increase the number of people entering live performing as theatre workers through a programme of year-long professional work placements. The programme will support people gain professional experience.

Cubbin Theatre Company

Proposal title: Ōtautahi Children's Performing Arts Initiative
Region(s): Canterbury

A programme of performing arts engagement for children under 5 based in a dedicated, accessible, welcoming space. We will foster creativity and play in children and their caregivers through shows, workshops, events and play experiences.

Creative Capital Arts Trust

Proposal title: Emerging and independent artist capability support for career development in New Zealand alongside a national network for Fringe festivals.
Region(s): National, Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Nelson

Targeted capability building and opportunities for sustainable career development for emerging artists. This includes a development programme, information-sharing, networking, touring support and living wage subsidy for creative development.

Fenceswing Ltd

Proposal title: The Barden Party
Region(s): National, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Wellington, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland

The Barden Party wants to expand a sustainable and resilient model of agile theatre that focuses on the professional development and creation of sustainable careers for emerging actors, while building accessibility for regional audiences around Aotearoa.

Glass Ceiling Arts Collective Ltd

Proposal title: Arts Inclusion for All
Region(s): National

Everyone has the right to experience or create Art; it benefits our mental health, but isn’t always inclusive. We plan to work with regional Arts organisations and practitioners to increase inclusive Arts options in our communities so no one misses out.

Lake Wānaka Arts and Culture Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Wānaka Arts and Culture Centre
Region(s): National, Otago

The Wānaka Arts and Culture Trust plans to build a top-quality arts centre in Wānaka, serving the Upper Clutha basin and attracting visitors from throughout New Zealand. The funding will be used to employ a professional Project Manager/Fundraiser.

Massive Company Trust - Massive Theatre Company

Proposal title: Massive Company Ground and Growth Initiative
Region(s): National, Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Wellington, Canterbury, Bay of Plenty, Nelson

Securing a permanent home for Massive, extending regional reach and implementing a robust accessibility policy will increase sustainability, provide more capability-building opportunities and strengthen the resilience of the arts and culture sector.


Proposal title: Creation of Collaborative Touring Networks for Regional Auckland and Domestic Australian Markets
Region(s): National, Auckland

Collaborate with partners in the performing arts industry to develop & implement professional touring circuit for regional AKL & to pilot a clear pathway for NZ artists to tour regional Australia regularly as an extension of the NZ marketplace.

Performing Arts and Young People Aotearoa ( PAYPA)

Proposal title: PAYPA Professional Development / Creating Opportunities Initiative
Region(s): National

PAYPA (Performing Arts & Young People Aotearoa) is providing professional development opportunities and sector-building initiatives throughout Aotearoa.

The Court Theatre Trust

Proposal title: Production Skills Development
Region(s): National

Following a call for expressions of interest, four entry level candidates will be offered a 12-month contract gaining skills in Wardrobe, Technical, Props and Set Building.

The Professional Theatre Trust

Proposal title: The Nelson Professional Theatre Trust
Region(s): National, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast

To create a professional theatre company and provide sustainable career paths for local performing artists/technicians as well as contribute to the vibrancy and attraction of Whakatu and region.

Tina Thomas Costume Limited

Proposal title: The Costume Storeroom
Region(s): National

A centralised costume repository, professionally curated, maintained & shared with arts, culture, & heritage sectors for use in productions, exhibitions, study, research & upskilling. Contributors retain ownership & access, & earn hire revenue.

Trick of the Light Theatre Ltd

Proposal title: The Green Touring Project
Region(s): National

To research and produce a guidebook and toolkit on environmentally sustainable touring for performing artists working within and from Aotearoa.

Vanessa Immink Productions Tapui Ltd

Proposal title: Independent Live Performance Sector Capability Building Initiative: VOLT & VOLT: International
Region(s): National

To re-develop the VOLT Arts Management digital content, build a new digital educational platform for independent live performance practitioners and to create a new independent international programme.

Whanganui Repertory Theatre Incorporated

Proposal title: Affordable Promotion - Arts Culture & Heritage
Region(s): Manawatū Whanganui

Our project is to erect a LED screen on a suitable space in Whanganui to provide advertising and information space for all Whanganui Arts, Cultural and Heritage groups at an affordable cost.

Visual arts

Regeneration Fund proposals primarily related to visual arts. 

ĀKINA Heretaunga Ltd

Proposal title: ĀKINA Studio
Region(s): Hawke's Bay

To set up an indigenous creative space that provides a venue and platform for artists to establish professional practices, pathways to employment and long-term success. Which includes workshops, studios, art gallery, marketing and admin support.

Arts Murihiku

Proposal title: Pathways for the Arts in Murihiku - Becoming Visible, Valued and Vibrant
Region(s): Southland

This proposal is a regional and sector wide approach to create pathways for the Southland/Murihiku arts sector to be visible, valued and vibrant. It includes the activation of a community arts space and an incubator programme and documenting the process.

Artwork city ltd

Proposal title: Art-preview marketplace to give New Zealand artists online presence
Region(s): National is an online Art preview marketplace. Our mission is to provide online presence and marketing to all New Zealand artists through our website.

Black Horse Media Ltd

Proposal title: United in Arts - art shows, workshops and publications
Region(s): National, Canterbury

United in Arts is an art show, with themed artworks on display. The art show unites our community to our regular workshops and publications, which enlightens their art and culture exploration, while improving employment skills for volunteers and attendees.

Coastal Signs Limited

Proposal title: Coastal Signs
Region(s): National, Auckland

Coastal Signs is a contemporary art gallery in Tāmaki Makaurau. This proposal seeks resources for new strategic initiatives, including a commissioning fund for the creation of ambitious new work, job creation, and expanding visibility and reach.

Creative Collaborative

Proposal title: My Art Box
Region(s): Auckland

Curated by artists and art therapists, My Art Box is a monthly subscription art therapy product that helps users forge new connections to emotions and experiences through art and creativity.

Depot Arts and Music Space Trust

Proposal title: A Community Hub and Marketplace for Artists and Creatives
Region(s): National, Auckland

A new way for the sector to connect, learn and share while also offering the opportunity for artists and creatives to showcase and collaborate with industry.

Grey District Youth Trust

Proposal title: Grey District Youth Arts Space
Region(s): West Coast

The setting up, and running of a dedicated arts space for youth in Greymouth. A place where youth can come to feel welcome, safe, with a focus on the arts.

Hamilton Arts Trust

Proposal title: Business Development and Marketing/Comms Manager
Region(s): Waikato

This proposal is for new PT roles: - a Business Development role to grow our brokerage, attract sponsorship & maintain relationships; and a, - Marketing/Comms role to provide value for clients, media content, & develop stories/tours of our street art.

Hoea Gallery and Arts Centre

Proposal title: Hoea Gallery and Arts Centre - Kete Aronui
Region(s): Gisborne

To deliver a range of public programmes, community based, marae based and studio based that increase accessibilty, sustainability, resilience and wellbeing within Te Tairawhiti arts sector.

Karamea Community Art Space Project

Proposal title: Karamea Community Art Space project. Toi Hapori
Region(s): Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Wellington

We are igniting the Arts in Karamea; existing & emerging creative talent showcased at bi-monthly Pop Up Galleries / networking events & workshops. Our intention lays the groundwork to embedding The Arts as a gateway to wellbeing, learning, and enterprise.

Luit Bieringa Award (working title)

Proposal title: The Luit Bieringa Scholarship
Region(s): National

The Luit Bieringa Scholarship is a new initiative to create aspirational international educational pathways for early to mid-career Aotearoa based curators. The LBS will be an annual award of $100,000. Think Walters Prize for curators.

Mairangi Arts Centre Trust

Proposal title: Te Tupu Tahi: Growing Together
Region(s): Auckland

Te Tupu Tahi: Growing Together compromises of two projects: one works with students to young adults with special needs focused around plant propagation and community engagement.The second engages teens and young adults, migrant communities.

Mirek Smisek Arts Trust MSAT

Proposal title: The Kilns at Te Horo
Region(s): National

The Kilns at Te Horo will be a significant arts, cultural and heritage community asset and a focus for ceramic arts. Visitors will again see where important potter Mirek Smisek worked, view his unique beehive kilns and be inspired by the Resident Potter.

MOD Limited

Proposal title: Think Like An Artist - An Arts Week Kit
Region(s): National

The Think Like an Artist Kit will help teachers use standard products such as a piece of chalk, a highlighter, sticky dots, printed items etc to create a 5 Day Arts Week focussed on responding to and engaging with the works of NZ artists and writers.

Orbit Trustees

Proposal title: The Artship Aotearoa
Region(s): National, Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty

Nga hiahia: Our aims CONNECT. REGENERATE. UPLIFT. Our vision is that all communities are valued as makers of culture. Social enterprise, focused on improving the quality of NZ life using cross-cultural, inter-generational, cross-disciplinary art practice.

Rebecca Hembrow

Proposal title: Luma school coordinator for Otago
Region(s): Otago

To fund a full-time schools coordinator role that would facilitate the LUMA in schools’ programme.

Rockit Design Limited

Proposal title: Express Yourself (Art & Nature Discovery Events, Exibitions & Workshops)
Region(s): Auckland

Collaborating artists and participants are on-site or on-location; exhibitions, events and workshops in inspiring natural settings. Addressing poor accessibility and reduced wellbeing post Covid. A platform to express thoughts and feelings artistically.

Sarah's Studio Limited

Proposal title: Sarah's Studio Art Classes and Home Art Boxes
Region(s): National

Sarah's Studio is launching art classes for primary aged students at local schools. In addition, Home Art Boxes will be designed to accompany Home schooling, holiday activities or for Grandparents/carers to help young children learn new skills.

Snails artist trust

Proposal title: Participation coordinator and administrator for Snails Artist Run Space
Region(s): National, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Wellington, Manawatū Whanganui

To increase participation and access to Snails Artist Run Space through the creation of a paid position. The position will establish an engagement operating model which will provide Snails with resilience ensuring its longevity.

The Creative Workshop Co. Limited

Proposal title: The Trees of Wellbeing
Region(s): Otago, Southland

Art experiences/workshops with mental health tools/techniques the rural communities within Otago and Southland and Art experiences/workshops within for the disabled community in Otago and Southland.


Proposal title: Free daily participation
Region(s): Auckland

A creative space for free daily community participation, where artists and cultural practitioners pass on a broad range of skills and knowledge in art and culture; All materials will be free to use, and contributors will be paid fairly for their time.

Toi Ora Live Art Trust

Proposal title: Creative Spaces & Wellbeing P.E.A.R.L.S (Project for Evaluation, Active Research, Learning & Sharing)
Region(s): National

Toi Ora seeks funding to conduct a research project to support sector-wide professional development for a class based creative practice, especially for tāngata whaiora, people seeking wellness.

West Coast Society of Arts Incorporated

Proposal title: West Coast Arts & Culture Initiative
Region(s): West Coast

Combining the creative skills of the 3 West Coast Districts; Buller, Grey & Westland, we strengthen & support relationships between Arts & Culture & the community, developing the sector to become more sustainable, accessible, visible, & highly valued.

Whānau Walk for Wellness Charitable Trust

Proposal title: Whānau Walk for Wellness Project - Creative Arts Centre for Wellbeing
Region(s): Northland

Whānau Walk for Wellness Project aims to establish a dedicated Creative Arts Centre for Wellbeing dedicated to supporting mental wellbeing through the exploration of creativity as a means to enhance recovery and wellbeing through engaging with the arts.

Archive of Round 1 proposals

Updated on 14th November 2022