NZOA May funding round information

Posted Tuesday 02 Feb 2021

Take note all producers intending to make a funding application to the Scripted, Factual, and Platform streams of the NZ Media Fund or Industry Development Fund for the May round.

NZOA says that, given the high percentage of Factual and Scripted funding that has already been allocated in the current financial year, the May round is considering applications for a limited number of initiatives:

May funding round priorities

Factual, Scripted and Music applications to the Youth RFP (up to $2.5m). (Find the RFP details in the item above).

Factual and Scripted HEIHEI returning series (up to $2m) - Invitation Only - This round will also accept applications for HEIHEI returning series that launched on HEIHEI after the Aug/Sep 2021 Children's funding round deadline.

Development - The Content Development funds have been fully expended for both supported and diverse development. Therefore, NZOA will not be accepting any Content Development applications in this round.

Industry Development applications will be considered as well as new Cultural Sector Capability Funding applications.

Platform applications - this is a closed round.

Read the full May 2021 round information for applicants - Scripted, Factual, Industry Development Fund here

Read the full May 2021 round information for applicants - Platforms here


Important dates

18 February 2021 - Funding round opens.

18 March 2021, 4pm -  Application deadline. Round closes.

5 May 2021 - Decisions confirmed, applicants notified the following day.

This date may be extended at NZ On Air's sole discretion.

Next Up...

RNZ Commissioning RFP for youth/rangitahi

Posted Tuesday 02 Feb 2021

In response to the New Zealand On Air RFP for youth and rangitahi, RNZ has released the commissioning panui below:

RNZ is seeking high quality, music and factual proposals that resonate with rangatahi/young people. Successful proposals will be offered platform support for applications being submitted into this New Zealand On Air round.

RNZ is open to pitches of any genre or format, whether it's forward-thinking, inspirational and upbeat, or something that's just great to watch. Please choose your ideas carefully as only the first two applications from each production company/team will be accepted.

This audience consumes media in a non-traditional sense and it's important that your pitch conveys how you'll address this. It's imperative that all pitches take a social-led approach. The content will be made available on new and existing RNZ platforms with established audiences, including YouTube, Facebook, the RNZ website and multiple other social media platforms.

To simplify email tracking, please submit only one pitch (plus cover sheet) per email (ie if you're submitting two pitches send them in two separate emails). Use the following subject line: "PITCH: YTH RFP - NAME OF PITCH - PRODUCTION COMPANY NAME"

For full information and timelines regarding this RFP please refer to these documents:

RNZ Commissioning - RFP (Youth 2021) PUBLISHED @ 020221

RNZ Commissioning - RFP Pitch Cover Sheet (Youth 2021)

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