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Congratulations to all past and present Cultural Fund recipients and award winners.

We're proud of the contribution that researchers, writers, authors and publishers make to this country. Congratulations to all of our recipients and award winners, and thank you to everyone who have submitted applications. Take a look to see who the winners were over the last few years.

Contestable Fund Grants

2020 SPECIAL ROUND OF CONTESTABLE FUND GRANT RECIPIENTS

  • NZ Children's & Young Adult Book Awards, Books Alive online author events and virtual story times
    LIANZA Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa - $10,000
  • Out of the Woods e-comic
    Educational Resources Ltd - $12,000
  • Young Voices : Virus!
    Write On School for Young Writers - $12,000
  • #NZSAConnects: i)NZSALive ii)NZSAwebWorkshops iii) NZSAWritersRead
    NZ Society of Authors $7,500
  • PukapukaHub Podcast
    The Coalition for Books - $5,000
  • Who We Are Now?
    The Pantograph Punch - $12,000
  • Auckland Writers Festival Winter Series
    Auckland Writers' and Readers' Festival Charitable Trust - $3,000
  • Meantime
    Majella Cullinane - $10,000
  • Cenotaph Stories: Contemporary Reflections
    Auckland War Memorial Museum - $5,000
  • This Is Us - the diaspora in lockdown
    Pete Carter - $12,000
  • Children's picture book, with working title 'Enough'
    Sarah Johnson - $10,000
  • Graphic Artists Book (working title only)
    Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu - $ 15,000
  • ReadingRoom: Portrait of the Author
    Newsroom NZ Ltd - $6,500

Read more here about the successful 2020 recipients

2019 CONTESTABLE FUND GRANT RECIPIENTS

  • Dee Publications $5,000
  • Publishers Association of New Zealand $9,000
  • Kiwa Digital $10,000
  • Auckland University Press $6,000
  • Little Island Press Ltd $12,500
  • Wildling Books $2,000
  • Peter Alsop $6,500
  • Going West Books and Writers' Festival Trust $5,000
  • Flying Start Books $10,000
  • Code Education $10,000
  • Wendy Pye Publishing $5,000
  • The Coalition of Books $4,000
  • Counter Journal $3,000

Read more here about the successful 2019 recipients

2018 CONTESTABLE FUND GRANT RECIPIENTS

  • Dunedin Writers Festival $2,410
  • Academy of New Zealand Literature $10,000
  • Clean Slate Press $10,000
  • Graeme Lay $3,000
  • Lesley Smith $10,000
  • Lift Education $7,500
  • One Tree House $5,000
  • Lost Property.org.nz $3,700
  • Audiobooks NZ $10,000

Read more here about the successful 2018 recipients

2017 CONTESTABLE FUND GRANT RECIPIENTS

  • Oratia Media $5,000
  • Gecko Press $5,000
  • Academy of New Zealand Literature $10,000
  • The Writing Bug Ltd $5,000
  • The Sapling $15,000
  • Toitoi Media Ltd $10,000
  • Essential Resources $15,000
  • Gillian Candler $10,000

Read more here about the successful 2017 recipients

2016 CONTESTABLE FUND GRANT RECIPIENTS

  • Toitoi Media Limited $7,600
  • Huia (NZ) Ltd $10,000
  • Lesley Smith $10,000
  • NZ Book Awards Trust $20,000
  • Prue Langbein $8,000
  • Clean Slate Press Ltd $8000
  • Zak Waipara $5000
  • Flying Start Books Ltd $5000

Read more here about the successful 2016 recipients

CLNZ Writers' Award

2019 - Rebecca Macfie for her biography of Helen Kelly - read more here

2018 - Nic Low (Ngāi Tahu) for his project, Uprising - read more here

2017 - Ben Schrader for his project, Won and Lost: Saving New Zealand's Built Heritage 1885-2016 - read more here

2016 - Neville Peat for his project, The Invading Sea - read more here

CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants

2019 RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

  • Giovanna Fenster
  • Philip Simpson
  • Ghazaleh Golbakhsh
  • Joanne Drayton (Stout)

Read more here about the successful 2019 recipients

2018 RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

  • Jock Phillips
  • Philip Matthews
  • Pip Desmond
  • Mike Dickinson (Stout)

Read more here about the successful 2018 recipients

2017 RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

  • Jamie Robins
  • Phil Garnock-Jones
  • Pip Hall
  • Michalia Arathimos

Read more here about the successful 2017 recipients

2016 RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

  • Susy Pointon
  • Jared Davidson
  • Grace Millar
  • Aaron Fox

Read more here about the successful 2016 recipients

2015 RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

  • Heather McQuillan
  • Paul Moon
  • Philippa Werry
  • Paul Bensemann

Read more here about the successful 2015 recipients

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