Multidisciplinary arts

What we mean by Multidisciplinary

Multidisciplinary projects and activities  involve multiple, distinct artforms of any cultural tradition – rather than one main artform. 

It includes customary and contemporary practices of all the peoples of Aotearoa/New Zealand, including Māori and Pasifika peoples and the diverse cultures of people living in Aotearoa/New Zealand today.

What we mean by Multidisciplinary arts festival

An arts festival that takes place within a defined area or region over a designated period of time and involves a programme of arts events and activities that features at least two different artforms, of any cultural tradition.

Track record requirements

For multidisciplinary arts success means having previously delivered a work that achieved critical and/or sales success.

For multidisciplinary art festivals success means having delivered at least one festival that included works from at least two artforms, of any cultural tradition. Applicants must supply accurate revenue, expenditure and attendance information about the previous festival.

Multidisciplinary activities we support

Our multidisciplinary category includes festivals. Multidisciplinary arts festivals must take place in a defined area or region over a designated period of time. They must involve a programme of arts events and activities that feature at least two different artforms, of any cultural tradition.

We fund these festivals to do the following:

  • Presentation of new or remounted excellent and innovative New Zealand art and work, including contemporary Maori and Pacific arts.
  • Community arts projects and events.
  • Presentation and transmission of Maori customary and Pacific heritage arts.
Commissioning, co-production and/or development of small-scale innovative work.