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Tips for seeking funding for creative projects

If funding is on your mind then take a look at these hot tips our Funding Advisor Annie Hill has put together specifically for funding creative projects. Read the tipsheet here.

Everything You Need to Know About Community Arts

Community arts are created by, with and for a community – with the community actively involved in creating the art. Community arts projects come in many different shapes and sizes. For further information, visit our Upskill page.

Guidelines When Applying to Creative New Zealand for Funding

Applications to most Creative New Zealand funds follow the same template: what is the idea, how will you carry out the project, who is involved and how much will it cost? These key sections are fleshed out below with some things to consider. For further information, click here.

Tips on Engaging with Creative New Zealand

We were lucky enough to get feedback from someone that regularly undertakes assessments for Creative New Zealand, who has provided some practical tips on how best to engage and create successful applications. For further information, click here or contact Creative BOP’s Funding & Projects Advisor, Annie Hill, on annie@creativebop.org.nz.

Workshop on Creative NZ Funding Applications – 4 February 2021

Creative BOP is partnering with Creative New Zealand’s funding services team to host a workshop on how to make successful funding applications. The workshop will cover the types of funds that are available and the criteria that needs to be met, as well as providing guidance on the areas the assessment panel focus when determining who will receive funding. For further information or if you would like to attend this workshop, contact Creative BOP’s Funding & Projects Advisor, Annie Hill, on annie@creativebop.org.nz.

Steps to Create a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign with Boosted

We’ve listened to a webinar and taken notes, so you understand the process and key touch points when putting together a crowd funding campaign with Boosted – the Arts Foundation’s platform. With an almost unheard of 85% success rate, it’s all about planning and delivery. Once you’ve read the notes here, contact Boosted at www.boosted.org.nz so they can support you to create a successful campaign.

Information Required when Applying for a Creative NZ Arts Grant

These grants are up to $75,000 for projects delivered across New Zealand.  We’ve gone through the submission form and put together all the information you need to bring together before you start the application process. For further information click here, or contact Creative BOP’s Funding & Projects Advisor, Annie Hill, on annie@creativebop.org.nz.

Information Required when Applying to Creative NZ’s Ngā Toi a Rohe Regional Fund

This fund is for applications of up to $150,000 for projects that take place outside the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. We’ve gone through the submission form and put together all the information you need to bring together before you start the application process. For further information click here, or contact Creative BOP’s Funding & Projects Advisor, Annie Hill, on annie@creativebop.org.nz.

Developing a Sustainable Funding Model

We’ve taken some notes from a workshop that was delivered by Exult for not-for-profit organisations. The workshop outlined seven potential income streams and how to develop them sustainably. To download the notes, click here.

Guide to Event Sponsorship

Providing insights from experts into the future of sponsorship, this guide is for anyone who wants to approach event sponsorship with an eye on innovation. The guide will help bring creativity to your approach to sponsorship and provide advice on how to build a strong and sustainable relationship with each sponsor. For further information, click here.

SociaLink

SociaLink is the umbrella organisation for social service organisations in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty. They have developed a library of resources on various topics that also have relevance to the creative sector, including those relating to professional development. For further information, visit their website.

Everything You Need to Know About Hosting a Zoom Webinar

While we were in Covid-19 lockdown, we took the opportunity to study up on all aspects of running a Zoom webinar, so we thought we’d share our notes with you. A Zoom webinar is different to a meeting as attendees cannot see each other and the host cannot see attendees, however they can manage them. A webinar has registration, reporting and in-meeting chat for attendees. For further information, click here.

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