RNZ commissioning for TMP General Audiences funding round

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

In anticipation of the upcoming *Te Māngai Pāho - General Audiences funding round, RNZ Commissioning is seeking expressions of interest for projects looking for platform support. 
*Te Māngai Pāho provides contestable, mixed-platform funding for producers and creators to create a diverse range of Māori content. It is first and foremost a Māori language agency whose aim is to promote te reo Māori and Māori culture so that te reo Māori and tikanga Māori are spoken, heard, seen and valued.

Primary Platform Support

RNZ is primarily looking for fun and innovative, social-first content made by and for Rangatahi Māori but if you have a fantastic idea that's positive, light-hearted and entertaining, RNZ would love to hear it.

Please send your one page pitch with information about yourself and your production company to commissioning@rnz.co.nz by 9am, Monday, 13 September, 2021.

RNZ will then shortlist and provide successful pitches with a platform support letter to accompany proposals into the Stage 1 process with TMP. 

Secondary Platform Support

For those productions who are already talking to or have secured primary platform support other than RNZ, but are interested in RNZ as a secondary platform, please express your interest by 4pm, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 via commissioning@rnz.co.nz

Notes and Links

Friday, 27th August

  • RNZ Panui seeking expressions of interest distributed.
  • TMP General Audiences Round scheduled to open.

Monday, 13th September

  • 9am. RNZ Deadline for one page pitches to RNZ.

Wednesday, 15th September

  • 4pm. Expressions of interest for Secondary Platform support due.

Thursday, 16th/Friday, 17th September

  • Successful pitches for RNZ Primary and Secondary Platform support notified.

Friday, 1st October

  • 5pm. TMP deadline for Stage 1 proposals submitted via their online application portal Te Pūahatanga.
    Note: This date may be extended at TMP's sole discretion.