Public museums and galleries

Metropolitan and regional galleries and museums, which are supported by central and local authorities, and galleries operating under the auspices of a tertiary education provider, can apply for the following activities only.

  • Residencies for New Zealand artists in galleries and museums
  • Curatorial internships for New Zealand curators
  • Opportunities for international artists and curators to undertake high-quality projects in New Zealand that have clear benefits for New Zealanders and for visual arts practice in this country
  • Writing and publication of high-quality publications associated with New Zealand visual arts
  • Large-scale national forums, symposiums, publications and other opportunities for artform discourse focused on New Zealand practice
  • Crating and freighting of high-quality New Zealand works for touring exhibitions within New Zealand or overseas.

Funding is not available for the core business costs of a gallery or museum including:

  • Exhibition costs
  • Commissioning of work that is to be part of a gallery or museum collection
  • Administration and staff costs
  • Research
  • Venue hire
  • Security
  • The costs of establishing, operating, maintaining or developing the institution’s website.