Successful recipients of the 2022 Contestable Fund Grants announced.

Successful recipients of the 2022 Contestable Fund Grants announced.

Congratulations to the successful recipients of the 2022 Contestable Fund Grants, with a total of $73,000 granted.

We're excited to announce the successful recipients in this year's round of Contestable Fund Grants. Applications were invited for projects that had clearly defined and measurable outcomes that align with the Cultural Fund's objectives.

There were a total of 38 applications received, covering a wide range of topics and subjects, with funding contributions made towards the following 11 projects, totalling $73,000. Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Clean Slate Press Ltd
    Sammy Football Trilogy $5,000
  • Mila's Books
    Mila’s My Pasifika Series Project $10,000
  • Damien Levi, Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi
    Bad Apple Poetry Collection $7,000
  • Kelly Ana Morey
    Soft Bones $8,000
  • Pacific Kids' Learning Ltd
    Pacific Bilingual Kids Books $7,000
  • Rat World Magazine
    Rat World Magazine $5,500
  • Saufo'i Press
    Moana Pacific poetry publishing $4,000
  • School for Young Writers
    Write 60 Then and Now and Teacher Resource $5,500
  • Sophie Merkens
    Research and development for New Zealand non-fiction book (sequel to ‘Grow') $6,000
  • Trish Harris
    About Us: 25 adventurers, artists and activists who link to Aotearoa’s Deaf and disability history $10,000
  • Wildling Books
    Healthy Ways to Release Emotions $5,000

The selection panel commented that it was great to see such a broad range of applications for exciting projects that promote and support literature targeting diverse audiences. This year's applicants were highly creative with a wide diversity amongst the projects.

Special thanks to our Selection Panel of Vanda Symon, Robert Sullivan, Tony Fisk and Abby Aitcheson.

The Contestable Fund is part of CLNZ’s Cultural Fund, which derives revenue from CLNZ’s licensing activity in New Zealand. Other grants and awards made from this fund include the CLNZ/NZSA Writers' Award, NZSA/CLNZ Research Grants and tertiary scholarships for creative writing students. Revenue generated through the licensed copying of copyright material is helping to fund the creation of new work.

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