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25 Nov 2011

New Zealand | Asia | arts grants programmes

Asia New Zealand Foundation (Asia:NZ) grants and opportunities for New Zealand arts organisations and individuals to build knowledge and understanding of Asia. Includes museum placement in Singapore and Japan residency.


  • Arts grants




Through the arts and community grants we support New Zealand-based organisations and individuals running projects of merit that educate New Zealanders about Asian arts and culture.

Who can apply?



  • Arts and cultural institutions

  • New Zealand-based arts professionals

  • Local and regional councils

  • Festival and event organisers

  • Individuals (must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents)


The grants cover professional development and arts as well as community events or projects supported by local government.

Note: We are no longer able to support community projects that primarily benefit the applicant community. Community-based projects must demonstrate support by local government or arts institutions. We are in the process of updating our application form to reflect these changes.

Deadline for last grant round of 2011 ► 5pm on Friday 25 November


  • Museum Placement Award




Asia:NZ is pleased to offer a work placement at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore. The eight-week placement will be available for a museum education specialist from New Zealand to take up between April and December 2012.

Deadline: 25 November 2011

Asia:NZ Museum Placement Award - details and application form




  • Artist-in-Residence exchanges




Asia:NZ works with a number of partner institutions across New Zealand and Asia to offer a programme of artist residencies and work placements to emerging contemporary artists as well as arts and museum professionals.

NS43 exchange at S-Air Sapporo in Japan, offered by Asia:NZ and the School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury. Applications for this residency are due by 5pm on 14 November 2011.

Asia New Zealand Foundation (Asia:NZ) is a non-partisan and non-profit organisation dedicated to building New Zealanders’ knowledge and understanding of Asia.

Image: work by New Zealand based Korean artist Seung Yul Ol

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