*Nominations close 11:59pm Friday 20 December 2019*
A new programme for the Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi, Springboard aims to kickstart arts careers for up to ten artists in Aotearoa every year. Recipients are gifted $15,000, alongside a partnership with a senior artist mentor from our alumni of Arts Foundation Laureates, Icons, New Generation, residency or Fellowship recipients (we get by with a little help from our friends). 2020 marks our inaugural year, with six Springboard packages on offer.
Mentors are remunerated with $5,000, and an additional $5,000 is dedicated toward running the selection process, travel expenses for mentor partnerships, and promotion/documentation of the partnership to show impact – bringing the total award value to $25,000.
The selection process focuses on awarding creatives with outstanding potential who want to start careers in a variety of arts disciplines. The financial, mentoring and resource support system will be designed to have a significant impact on their growth and development as artists – giving them a lift of confidence to start a career.