New Zealand On Air

NZ On Air offers a funding scheme to assist in the production of New Zealand songs and music videos.

Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand is the national arts development agency, that works as a catalyst in the development of a flourishing arts environment in New Zealand.  They invest in artists and arts organisations through a number of programmes.

New Zealand Music Commission - Outward Sound

Outward Sound has been set up to provide assistance for market development initiatives and to encourage the entry of New Zealand music and musicians into global markets. New Zealand music industry practitioners (artists, managers etc) and firms (record companies, associated businesses) can apply for assistance through the international music market development grants program.

Artists to Antarctia

Currently each year Antarctica New Zealand invites one or two artists and writers to travel to Antarctica for specific projects. The artists become honorary Antarctic Arts Fellows and travel to Antarctica under the Invited Artists Programme.

Te Māngai Pāho - Māori Music CD Production

Te Māngai Pāho holds one contestable funding round each financial year. They have funding available for the production of Maori Music.  If you are interested in being notified of the next Te Māngai Pāho funding round, please contact them at

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Cutlural Funding Guide - follow the link below for information on the major cultural sector awards, scholarships and residencies available to New Zealanders.

Recorded Music NZ Music Grants

Recorded Music NZ sets aside up to 1% of net revenue, and makes this available for educational and charitable projects that fall within the scope of the Music Grants programme.

The types of projects supported by Music Grants are:

  • Educational : holding music industry workshops & seminars, skills development, school & tertiary institution projects.
  • Charitable: charitable / cultural projects that do not qualify for help from the NZ Music Foundation.

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