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Auckland’s arts and culture receives funding boost

Published: 7 June 2018

Auckland’s arts and culture sector received a boost of $354,642 in grants approved at the May meeting of the Community Development and Safety Committee.

Councillor Cathy Casey, chairperson of the Community Development and Safety Committee, believes that arts and culture are important contributors to the vision of making Auckland the world’s most liveable city.

“Our grants programme helps regional organisations carry out an extensive and diverse portfolio of arts and culture experiences that reach a wide range of Aucklanders,” says Councillor Casey.

Here is a preview of just a few of the projects that received funding from the Regional Arts and Culture grants programme in the latest round of funding.

Massive Company

Massive Company received support for its latest work ‘Sightings’ which will be performed at Q Theatre in July. Massive Company creates a platform for ‘new theatre’ with a focus on emerging and professional actors, directors and writers.

The work comes from real stories and reflects the rich diversity of Aotearoa. By providing access to free workshops and ongoing mentoring, emerging artists can become an integral part of Massive Company.

Visit Sightings for more information about this new ensemble theatre work described as funny, deep, dark and delightful.

Little Green Man Productions

Thanks to funding, Little Green Man Productions will be offering a magical glow in the dark puppet show for children in Auckland venues across the region.

Primary and intermediate school students will have the opportunity to experience ‘Heaven and Earth – Rangi and Papa’, the legend of Matariki with a modern-day twist!

To learn more, visit Heaven and Earth – Rangi and Papa.

The Storylines Auckland Festival Story Tour

The Storylines Auckland Festival Story Tour aims to develop a love of New Zealand literature and literacy among children of all ages, social, economic and cultural backgrounds.

The funding Storylines has received from council will help support a region-wide tour of interactive activities, performances and experiences with students engaging with authors and illustrators.

Read more about the programme of author talks, storytelling, professional and schools' performances, and adult evening events at Storylines Tour.

Applications open now

The 2018/2019 Regional Arts and Culture grants programme is open for applications until 3 August 2018.

Visit our website to learn more about the programme and to see if your organisation’s project aligns with the Regional Arts and Culture Grant: audience development and programming outcomes and funding priorities 2018/2019.

Read more: Arts Community


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