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Written by Emma on February 28, 2011

Guide to resources for funding assistance

Finding funding for your creative project can be daunting.  Compiled below are some useful links to organisations and resources which may assist you in identifying who to approach and how to present your proposal.

Minstry for Culture & Heritage: The cultural funding guide is an online database designed to make sources of funding for arts, cultural and heritage activities easy to find.

At the Funding Information Service you can find a wealth of information and resources on sponsorship, marketing and writing proposals.

Arts Alive – provides funds to assist professional performing arts organisations mount work in the Auckland city area. Community and cultural arts organisations and events are not eligible to apply.

The Community Group Assistance Policy covers all the different types of assistance. Council provides to community groups including grants for community group projects and services or accommodation costs, community loans, training and advice.

If you have a Auckland Public Libraries membership card you can access two online databases ‘Breakout’ and ‘Fundview’ on the Auckland City Libraries website.

The ASB Trusts will consider supporting innovative arts and cultural projects including public art works or programmes that aim to improve access, engagement and experience in arts and cultural opportunities for the community.

The New Zealand Lottery Grants Board was set up by Parliament to distribute the proceeds of state lotteries to the New Zealand community. It does this through Lottery Grants and direct payments to three statutory bodies.

Arts Access Aotearoa Arts Access Aotearoa is a Charitable Trust whose objectives are to ensure that people and communities of New Zealand have unhindered access to the arts, and opportunities to create, perform and develop their own arts.

Creative New Zealand Creative New Zealand is a government organisation responsible for developing the arts in New Zealand. Their governing body is the Arts Council and the funding decision-making bodies are the Arts Board, Te Waka Toi (Maori arts board) and the Pacific Arts Committee.

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