Council Arts Funding Opportunities

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

As you enjoy the festive season, find a moment to develop your idea to bring arts and culture into the everyday lives of Aucklanders. Auckland Council offers a range of funding opportunities supporting arts and culture delivery - open now, closing from early-February 2016.

Open now, in order of closing dates:

Regional Event Fund Round 2 - Strategic Priorities, closing Monday 15 February 2016 at 5pm

Auckland Mayoral Writers Grant, closing Friday 19 February 2016 at 5pm

Creative Communities Scheme, closing Friday 26 February 2016 at 5pm

Regional Arts and Culture Grants Programme, closing Friday 4 March 2016

Local board grants - 21 local boards with various closing dates from early February 2016

Advance notice:

Accommodation support fund 2016/17 (Albert-Eden and Waitemat? local boards), opening in February 2016

If you're not sure which fund to apply to, read the information about the fund first, then contact the team in their shared mailbox . They will connect you to the right team in council. They are also available in person to provide advice.

And you thought your rates only paid for footpaths and rubbish collection - go on tap into this great funding source!

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DEGNZ International Editor's Mentorship

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) invites applications from mid-career editors with significant drama experience to apply for an International Editor's Mentorship with multiple award-winning Australian editor Dany Cooper.

The mentorship offers 20 - 30 hours of Dany's time, some by Skype and some in person, between now and the end of the year. Dany has recently completed editing Holding the Man for Goalpost Pictures, for which she won her fourth ASE award. Other recent credits include Deadline Gallipoli, Redfern Now, Puberty Blues, Paranoia and The Sapphires. Her international work includes TV miniseries Battlestar Galactica, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award, Warner Bros feature Queen of the Damned and In Too Deep for Miramax/Dimension. She is currently editing Measure of a Man (working title) for Jim Loach, starring Donald Sutherland, Blake Cooper, Luke Wilson and Judy Greer.  Click  here for a full list of Dany's credits.

To apply, please provide:

A maximum one-page letter about why you should be chosen and what you hope to gain from the mentorship.


Up to 3 examples online of past work (not showreel) Your DEGNZ membership number.

ONLY DEGNZ members may apply!

Applications should be submitted electronically to

no later than 9am, Tuesday 9 February.