Videos from this year's Big Screen Symposium are here!

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

Stay inspired over summer with highlight videos from this year's Big Screen Symposium

A series of curated highlights from this year's event are now available on  vimeo and on  our website. Hear speakers including Rachel Griffiths, Duncan Sarkies and Jane Campion speak on the theme of collaboration.

Full session videos now available on vimeo

2015 Big Screen Symposium ticket holders can now log in to Vimeo to watch the full session videos. The album is password protected, and all ticket holders will receive the password via email. Get in contact with ben@script-to-screen.co.nz if you haven't received your password.

A huge thanks to SAE Institute and Images and Sound for making these videos

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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 creative.communities@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz . 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!