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Industry grants & funding

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NZ On Air

NZ On Air fund the recording and promotion of single songs, multi-song projects and video content to help connect great NZ songs with NZ audiences.

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.

Te Māngai Pāho

Te Māngai Pāho provides a range of contestable funds for Māori music related activities.

NZ 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.

MCH - Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme

Annouced in late May 2020 by the Ministry of Culture & Heritage, The Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme includes more than 25 initiatives designed to deliver short-term relief as well as longer-term support for the sector.

Manatū Taonga is leading a suite of initiatives in partnership with its funded agencies and sector stakeholders to deliver this $374 million of funding over four years. This funding includes both short-term relief, and longer-term support allowing people and organisations to survive, adapt and thrive.