If you know of any funding or grant programmes not listed below - please let us know by emailing .
NZ On Air offers four funding schemes to assist the production of a New Zealand song, album, or music video.
Creative New Zealand is the national arts development agency. Aiming to be a catalyst in the development of a flourishing arts environment in New Zealand by investing in artists and arts organisations through a number of programmes.
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.
The programme brings both local and international artists from a range of genres to the Arts Centre, and aims to strengthen links between the local and international arts scenes in association with partnering arts organisations and funding bodies.
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.
TMP holds one contestable funding round each financial year. If you are interested in being notified of the next funding round for Māori Music, please contact them at
Cutlural Funding Guide - follow the link below for information on the major cultural sector awards, scholarships and residencies available to New Zealanders.
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