Search for Funding Opportunities
- Query Search
- Keyword Search
Searching for funding
There are two ways to search for potential sources of funding for your projects:
Query Search: Answer the questions that are most relevant to your project. None of the questions are mandatory; don’t choose something if it doesn’t match your project.
Keyword Search: Enter the name of a grant, the name of an organisation or a keyword.
Note: Most sponsorships are for New Zealand citizens and organisations. Check sponsorship criteria before making enquiries or submitting an application.
What type of support do you want?
- Cause-related marketing is when you form a partnership with a funder for marketing an image, product or service.
- Payroll/employee giving is when a funder donates a proportion of staff salaries to your project.
- Staff involvement includes a funder providing volunteer labour and pro bono advice
What will you use the support for?
- Production costs are for concerts, stage productions, performances and exhibitions.
- Capital expenditure is funds spent on long-term assets such as buildings, fittings and equipment.
- Operating expenditure does not include salaries, which has its own categories.
- Conservation covers historic buildings and sites as well as collections.
- Acquisitions refer to acquisitions for collections at museums, galleries and archives, as well as public art.
What is your project’s category?
- General refers to funding that does not specify that the project needs to be an arts or cultural project.
- Arts general refers to funding for the arts but that does not specify an art form.
- Performing arts include theatre, opera and dance.
- Visual arts include painting, photography, sculpture, installation art and print making.
- Object art & craft includes pottery and ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, wood and metal.
- Other artforms include multimedia, digital, and conceptual, performance and graphic arts.
- Film includes TV programmes.
- Museums & galleries include historical and geneological societies.
- Heritage includes buildings and sites.
- Māori culture includes iwi (culture and heritage development), whare taonga and cultural centres.
- Sport funding is not included; go to SPARC’s funding directory.
Where is your project located?
Selecting a location will also give results for funding sources with national coverage.