The 2021 Contestable Fund Grant recipients have been announced.

The 2021 Contestable Fund Grant recipients have been announced.

Congratulations to the successful recipients of the 2021 Contestable Fund Grants, with a total of $75,000 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 69 applications received, covering a wide range of topics and subjects, with funding contributions made towards the following 11 projects, totaling $75,000. Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Ashlee Sturme
    Inhale - a collection of writing from Maori Wahine $9,800
  • Flying Start Books
    Kowhai Adaptations - Te Reo Māori Red Rocket Readers $6,960
  • Jacqueline Leckie
    Land of the Old Black Cloud: A Cultural History of Mental Depression in Aotearoa $8,200
  • Kotahi Rau Pukapuka Trust
    He Puna Kupu mō Hare Pota - Vocabulary Creation for Harry Potter in te reo Māori $12,640
  • Little Mouse Limited
    Ōhinemutu - A bilingual, short story $5,000
  • Metro Media Group Ltd
    Metro Book Reviews in Broadsheet format $7,000
  • NANSEN Magazine
    Migration magazine making our third issue in Aotearoa $5,500
  • NZ Booklovers
    Awards 2022 - fiction, lifestyle and children’s picture books $2,000.
  • OneTree House Ltd
    Bilingual and te reo Māori publishing programme $7,000.00
  • Stacey Morrison and Penguin Random House New Zealand
    Māori at Home audio edition $4,000
  • Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust Te Whare Waituhi o Aotearoa
    The Storylines National Children’s Literature Authors and Illustrators Hui $6,900

The selection panel commented that they were delighted to see an increasing number of applications for projects on te reo Māori, and a breadth of projects applied, from writing, to festivals, to digital work and more.

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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