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Congratulations to all past and present successful Cultural Fund recipients of our grants and awards.

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

CLNZ/NZSA Writers' Award

2021 - Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi, Te Whakatōhea, Te Arawa)
for her project on the legacy of Professor Rewi Thompson (1953-2017; Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa) - read more here

2020 - Nick Bollinger
for his project Revolutions Per Minute: The Counterculture in New Zealand 1960-1975 - read more here

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

2021 - Lauren Keenan (Te Ātiawa ki Taranaki), Anthony Green, Lillian Duval and Bonnie Maihi - read more here

2020 - Fraser Smith, Vasanti Unka, Elizabeth Cox and Wystan Curnow - read more here

2019 - Giovanna Fenster, Philip Simpson, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh and Joanne Drayton (Stout) - read more here

2018 - Jock Phillips, Philip Matthews, Pip Desmond and Mike Dickinson (Stout) - read more here

2017 - Jamie Robins, Phil Garnock-Jones, Pip Hall and Michalia Arathimos - read more here

2016 - Susy Pointon, Jared Davidson, Grace Millar and Aaron Fox - read more here

2015 - Heather McQuillan, Paul Moon, Philippa Werry and Paul Bensemann - read more here

Contestable Fund Grants

2020 CONTESTABLE FUND GRANTS RECIPIENTS

  • Mila's My Aganu'u
    SeriesDahlia Malaeulu (Mila's Books) - $9,000
  • Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival podcasts (2021)
    Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival - $4,900
  • Token Cripple
    Henrietta Bollinger - $8,000
  • Ringawera (working title)
    Kārena and Kasey Bird - $8,000
  • Our Backyard Children's Picture Books
    Marie Connolly and Jenny Lee - $7,500
  • Kāwai: a saga from the uttermost end of the earth
    Monty Soutar - $8,000
  • Better off Read - Elements 2021
    Pip Adam, Better off Read Podcast - $5,000
  • Red Rocket Readers Te Reo Māori Adaptations
    Flying Start Books - $8,000
  • Comic Series commissioned by Toby Morris (working title)
    The Spinoff - $8,500
  • Connectors Digital - A Remote Learning Resource
    Global Education Systems - $8,000

Read more here about the successful 2020 recipients

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

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