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.