Thanks to their generous donor base, the Acorn Foundation announces distributions of more than $2M in grants to 194 organisations and award programmes across the Western Bay of Plenty, in the Eastern Bay on behalf of The Tindall Foundation, and in other locations that are important to their donors.
Funding to Support Innovation in Arts & Culture
Do you have a great idea to enable arts, culture and heritage to thrive, but need some funding to bring it to fruition?
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage is holding a series of online events across the country where ideas can be explored to a stage where they are ready for seed funding or able to be delivered as a project. Successful ideas will be supported by the Ministry’s $60 million Cultural Sector Innovation Fund.
The Bay of Plenty event is being held over the weekend of 2 & 3 October 2021 and is open to anyone working in the arts, culture and heritage, as well as the tech sector, entrepreneurs, community organisations and kaupapa Māori initiatives. It will take the form of a start-up weekend, with participants supported through a rapid-design process to fully explore their ideas. There will then be an opportunity to present projects to an evaluation panel for consideration for either seed or project funding.
Examples of ideas that might be suitable include using digital technology to bring immersive experiences to audiences, new ways to support the preservation, retention and transmission of matauranga Maori, new business models that solve long standing challenges within the cultural sector, collaboration that creates a new social enterprise, and innovative ways to create or deliver existing or new cultural products and taonga.
You need to register online to take part. For further information, visit the Ministry’s website.