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.

Antarctic Community Engagement Programme

The Antarctica New Zealand Community Engagement Programme (formerly the Media Programme and Artists and Writers Programme) plays a crucial part in informing and influencing the public's understanding towards the science and operations in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

This programme encourages media, artists, teachers and writers proposals of the highest quality. The number of opportunities for travel to Antarctica are limited and varies each year with strong competition. They are interested in applications with new and fresh ideas which aim to capture their target audiences. We want applicants to demonstrate their outreach ability and we will reward those who can demonstrate a genuine interest in Antarctica and the environment.

They welcome applications from people/ organisations who share their values, who understand the importance of the science New Zealand supports in Antarctica and are passionate about communicating this message to New Zealand stakeholders and communities.

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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