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Creative New Zealand responds to Canterbury earthquake

Creative New Zealand expresses its deepest sympathies to the people of Canterbury following yesterday’s devastating earthquake. 

The immediate priority for all New Zealanders is the search and rescue operation and to support the many people who have suffered great personal tragedy and loss. 

Creative New Zealand will be working to support the arts community in Canterbury and hopes to have a clearer picture of the overall impact of the earthquake in the coming weeks and months. We appreciate that this will take time and we will work alongside the community as they assess their losses. 

Creative New Zealand’s Christchurch office 

While Creative New Zealand’s Christchurch based staff were not injured during the earthquake our central city office is closed until further notice. 

Support for Creative New Zealand clients 

Creative New Zealand provided financial support to clients affected by the September 2010 earthquake.  We will respond to requests for assistance resulting from this event as we are able to establish how our clients are affected and their needs. 

Funding Rounds 

  • Arts Grants (deadline March 4 2011): Applicants from Christchurch affected by the earthquake who require an extension please contact Rachel Driscoll on rachel.driscoll@creativenz.govt.nz or 04 473 0184. 
  • Quick Response Grants (deadline February 4 2011): These will continue to be processed however individuals or organisations affected by the earthquake who wish to defer their activity should contact Cath Cardiff on cath.cardiff@creativenz.govt.nz or 04 473 0329. 

Following is a list of contacts for artists and arts organisations: 

Recurrently Funded Organisations 

If you wish to provide information about how you have been affected please contact: Mark Da Vanzo 04 498 0704 mark.davanzo@creativenz.govt.nz 

Contestable Funding