Putting creative New Zealanders on television

We celebrate local creativity and success by supporting programmes featuring dance, music, fashion, sport and art. We also support programmes that commemorate events of national importance.


Overview

Our funding puts a diverse and innovative range of creative New Zealanders on television. It also allows national events such as Anzac Day commemorations to be seen by a wide audience. Funding in this genre covers a range of content from one-off performances and documentary series on New Zealand artists to live coverage of an event or competitions that give talented New Zealanders a national audience.

Some of the programmes we support in this genre can be very expensive to produce. Funding is only approved when it is clear they won’t be made without assistance. 

Annually we spend around $2million on Arts, Culture and Performance programmes from the General and Platinum contestable funds.


Showcase

Dreams Lie Deeper

November 2014

Dreams Lie Deeper

Dave Dobbyn embarks on a journey to create a song in memory of the 29 miners who tragically lost their lives at Pike River.

The Art of the Architect

March 2014

The Art of the Architect

Our Arts, Culture funding puts a diverse and innovative range of creative New Zealanders on television; this programme celebrates our architects.


Apply for funding

There are three funding rounds a year for Arts, Culture and Performance programmes. Decisions in 2016 will be announced in March, July and December.

Funding deadlines and how to apply


Funding to date, 2016-17

Heritage Rescue 2 $752,151

Dec 2016 · Top Shelf Productions · Choice TV · 8 x 60 mins · Arts/Culture · TV Production

All Talk With Anika Moa 2 $353,359

Dec 2016 · Rogue Productions · Maori Television · 10 x 30 mins · Arts/Culture · TV Production

Anzac Day 2017 $87,382

Sep 2016 · TVNZ · TV One · 1 x 60 mins · Arts/Culture · TV Production

The Naked Choir $1,025,349

Jul 2016 · Warner Bros. International Television ProductionNZ · TV One · 6 x 60 mins · Arts/Culture · TV Production

All Talk With Anika Moa $641,549

Jul 2016 · Rogue Productions · Maori Television · 12 x 30 mins · Arts/Culture · TV Production

Anzac Dawn Service 2017 $77,450

Jul 2016 · Maori Television · Maori Television · 1 x 100 mins · Arts/Culture · TV Production

Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2016 $170,000

Jul 2016 · MediaWorks TV · TV3 · 1 x 120 mins · Arts/Culture · TV Production