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Major arts funding available

Major Visual Arts funding from the Earle Creativity and Development Trust will be available again this year to nurture innovative ideas and talent in the Manawatū and Rangitīkei region. The Trust funds individual or groups projects up to a total of $50,000.

Applications close 2 September

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Earle Creativity & Development Trust

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Sep 2, 2024

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Jul 3, 2024

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Jul 17, 2024

Earle Trust Funding available for the Arts

Major Visual Arts funding from the Earle Creativity and Development Trust will be available again this year to nurture innovative ideas and talent in the Manawatū and Rangitīkei region. Beneficiaries can include individuals or groups and projects up to a total of $50,000 will be funded.

Established by Richard and Mary Earle, the Trust helps fund local projects within the arts and technical sciences to support developments and to benefit communities in the Manawatū and Rangitīkei region. Every two years, the Trust supports innovative projects of artistic merit in any media or technique. Its purpose in the first instance is artistic display accessible to the public, rather than commercial or domestic reasons.

Previous grant recipients include Israel Birch’s Rerenga Wairua – video recording of a sacred body of water projection-mapped onto a satellite dish; Catherine Russ’ In the Quiet – large scale photographic prints of Manawatū small towns in the quiet of early morning; Kirsty Porter’s project Shifting Ground which involved creating three exhibitions of paintings focussed on activism from the activists’ perspectives; Erana Kaa’s Tutū fashion collection, Naga Tsutsumi’s exhibition of drawings made with locally-produced tōtara charcoal; Adriana Martins da Silva’s short fictional film about the emotional aspects of immigration; and Hone Moriaty and Stewart Fulljames’ creation of new ceramic work.

Applications for the 2024 funding round open 1 July and close on 2 September. Applicants must be residents of or closely connected to the Manawatū and Rangitīkei region. Applications must be completed online through the Public Trust website at Earle Creativity and Development Trust (publictrust.co.nz).

The Earle Trust acknowledges support from Public Trust, Inspire Net, Manawatū Standard and Te Manawa.

For more information, visit the website www.earletrust.org.nz or email info@earletrust.org.nz