In the period 2017 to 2021 the Foundation will operate the following funding programmes, subject to the availability of funds. Funding will be for a mix of sector and Foundation led initiatives. Some programmes operate annually and others biennially. Click the relevant link below for information on eligibility and how and when to apply.

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Blumhardt Grants  total fund of $10,000 available for distribution

The Foundation considers the funding it awards as a donation and therefore no GST is applicable to any award made.

 

Blumhardt Grants assist a small number of sector led projects that support one, or more, of the Foundation’s focus areas of engagement, professional development, presentation, public awareness, youth engagement.

This fund has a total of $10,000 available for distribution in each funding round.  On average, grants are between $2,000 and $5,000.

In assessing proposals the Foundation will take into account the following criteria:

  • the significance, reach, and visibility of the project
  • whether collaborations or partnerships are involved
  • the project’s contribution to strengthening the infrastructure of the craft/object art sector
  • whether applicants have been successful in obtaining funding from other sources. As our funds are limited preference, generally, is given to applicants who have earlier sought funding from other sources as they might be eligible.

In their project description applicants must describe how their project might contribute to some or all of both the Foundation's focus areas and the criteria for Blumhardt Grants.

Project descriptions should be fully self-contained.  Any links used are to be “for more information” and should not form part of the core project description.

Please note that the Blumhardt Foundation does not provide funding for tertiary students.

 

how to apply

Applications should comprise:

  • the completed cover sheet  download pdf
  • a project description
  • an applicant’s profile (no more than 2 pages)
  • a project budget
  • two letters of support for your proposal

Application closing dates for Blumhardt Grants are 28 February and 31 July

Awarded twice annually in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Download the application cover sheet in Word

The Blumhardt Residency  value up to $18,000

The Blumhardt Residency supports outstanding New Zealand practitioners of any age with an opportunity to focus on their own programme of professional development within a new creatively stimulating environment for not less than 12 weeks.

Applicants will be the prospective host of the residency.  Practitioners seeking to undertake a residency should contact prospective residency hosts rather than the Blumhardt Foundation. Applicants are able to propose their own programme for a Residency.

While the general focus for the Residency is single practitioners, proposals may be submitted for a residency involving a practitioner and their collaborator. Eligible practitioners are makers whose practices are directly linked to craft/object art discourses. Within 12 months of the conclusion of the Residency the resident practitioner is required to have a significant exhibition of works created as a result of the Residency, in New Zealand.

A Residency programme likely to be successful will:

  • primarily focus on supporting the professional development of an individual maker
  • offer opportunities for local communities of makers to engage formally and/or informally with the resident practitioner during the residency
  • support the requirement that the resident practitioner will be having a significant exhibition within 12 months of completing the residency.

Note that while tertiary education institutions may apply to host a Blumhardt Residency, the resident practitioner is not available to deliver an existing curriculum but can engage with students and other professionals from time to time as part of the residency.

Funding of up to $18,000 for a residency of no less than 12 weeks is available to be used toward the costs of: practitioner’s stipend, accommodation, studio costs and public event/s.

The Foundation requires applicants to either contribute to or seek funding from other sources for their residency. Prospective residency hosts are responsible for identifying a residency location, accommodation and practitioner.

 

how to apply

Applications should comprise:

  • the completed cover sheet download pdf
  • a project description
  • an applicant’s profile (no more than 2 pages)
  • a project budget
  • two letters of support for your proposal

A proposal to stage a Blumhardt Residency should include the following information in the application’s project description:

  • name and biographical profile of selected practitioner
  • the purpose and aspirations for hosting the residency.
  • how will you set out to achieve your goals and aspirations in terms of what will happen.
  • where will it take place and who might be involved.
  • who else is contributing to the project?
  • if and how the residency link to any other events.
  • a proposed indicative residency programme identifying how and when local makers and related professionals might engage with the Resident practitioner?
  • what events will be staged during or at the conclusion of the residency?
  • an indication of the practitioner’s plans for a significant exhibition within 12 months of the residency’s conclusion.
  • if you are an education institution tell us how you will ensure that the resident practitioner will not be teaching a curriculum programme.

Project descriptions should be fully self-contained. Any links used are to be “for more information” and should not form part of the core project description.

Application closing dates for the Blumhardt Residency are 28 February 2019                 and 28 February 2021.

Awarded biennially in 2017, 2019, 2021

 

Download the application cover sheet in Word

The Blumhardt International Residency  value up to $18,000

The Blumhardt International Residency will provide the opportunity for a New Zealand residency to host an international practitioner for not less than 12 weeks. In offering the Blumhardt International Residency’s the Foundation’s prime intent is to provide New Zealand applied arts/ craft communities with access to a new source of professional development. While the general focus for the Residency is single practitioners, proposals may be submitted for a residency involving a practitioner and their collaborator. Eligible practitioners are makers whose practices are directly linked to craft/object art discourses.

Central to the Blumhardt International Residency is how the resident international practitioner will work with New Zealand makers so that their residency generates new professional options for New Zealand practitioners. The Foundation has no fixed view on how this might be achieved and a programme for a proposed residency might include some or all of the following:  formal and informal studio sessions, planned travel to studios around New Zealand with or without a local escort, masterclasses and other tuition events, exhibitions, talks or other public events. A public event resulting from the residency, such as an exhibition, should be staged near or at the conclusion of the residency.

While tertiary education institutions may apply to host a Blumhardt Residency, the resident practitioner is not available to deliver an existing curriculum but can engage with students and other professionals from time to time as part of the residency.

Funding of up to $18,000 for a residency of no less than 12 weeks is available to be used toward the costs of:  practitioner’s stipend, accommodation, studio costs and public event/s. The Foundation requires applicants to either contribute to or seek funding from other sources for their residency. Prospective residency hosts are responsible for identifying a residency location, accommodation and practitioner.

 

how to apply

Applications should comprise:

  • the completed cover sheet download pdf
  • a project description
  • an applicant’s profile (no more than 2 pages)
  • a project budget
  • two letters of support for your proposal

A proposal to stage a Blumhardt International Residency should include the following information in the application’s project description:

  • name and biographical profile of selected practitioner
  • who is the key contact for the visiting practitioner/manager of the residency?
  • the purpose and aspirations for hosting the residency. What community/communities of makers is the residency primarily directed at?
  • what is the programme for your residency? Tell us about the events and activities planned and how practitioners will engage
  • where will it take place and who might be involved
  • who else is contributing to the project?
  • if and how the residency link to any other events
  • what public events do you anticipate staging during and or at the conclusion of the residency.
  • if you are an education institution tell us how you will ensure that the resident practitioner will not be teaching a curriculum programme.

Project descriptions should be fully self-contained.  Any links used are to be “for more information” and should not form part of the core project description.

Application closing dates for the Blumhardt International Residency are 28 February 2018 and 28 February 2020.

Awarded biennially in 2018, 2020

 

Download the application cover sheet in Word

The Blumhardt Lecture value up to $4,000

The Blumhardt Lecture supports sector professional development and critical conversation through the public presentation of nationally significant scholarship and or commentary about the applied arts in New Zealand that is relevant to New Zealand contemporary makers, organisations and cultural conversations.

Awards of up to $4,000 are made to Blumhardt Lecture hosts.

Proposals to stage the Blumhardt Lecture should be made by an organisation or group wishing to host and present the Blumhardt Lecture. Proposals can be made by for either a stand-alone Blumhardt Lecture or for a Blumhardt Lecture integrated into a larger event such as a conference or symposium. The funded presenter will provide the Foundation with a PDF of the full and final lecture so that it can be posted on the Foundation’s website thus providing a public archive of all Blumhardt Lectures.

 

how to apply

Applications should comprise:

  • the completed cover sheet download pdf
  • a project description
  • an applicant’s profile (no more than 2 pages)
  • a project budget
  • two letters of support for your proposal

A proposal to stage the Blumhardt Lecture should include the following information in the application’s project description:

  • name and brief resume of the proposed lecturer
  • a one paragraph outline of the lecture and its duration
  • assessment of significance of lecture
  • date and venue proposed
  • context for the lecture. Is it part of a larger event?
  • who is the audience for this, how many and why will they come?
  • how might the dialogue launched by the lecture be sustained into the future?
  • who else is contributing to the project?
  • track record of the applicant in terms of providing opportunities for critical debate.

Project descriptions should be fully self-contained.  Any links used are to be “for more information” and should not form part of the core project description.

Application closing dates for The Blumhardt Lecture are 28 February 2018 and 28 February 2020

Awarded biennially in 2018, 2020

 

Download the application cover sheet in Word

The CNZ/Blumhardt Curatorial Internship  value up to $15,000 over 9 months

The CNZ/Blumhardt Curatorial Internship is offered annually and provides an opportunity for curators, writers and practitioners to develop their curatorial expertise in the field of craft/object art by creating an exhibition, and related publications, at the Dowse Art Museum that enhances craft/object art discourses, knowledge and public visibility.

The Internship has a value of up to $15,000 based on 20 hours a week for 9 months.  This may be varied based on the applicant’s situation.  The successful Curatorial Intern will have the opportunity to undertake a 20 hour a week internship of 9 months.

The Internship is a partnership of Creative New Zealand, the Dowse Art Museum and the Blumhardt Foundation. Awarded annually in 2017, 2018, 2019.

 

 

 

 

Dame Doreen's Gift is awarded by the Blumhardt Foundation to an outstanding maker who has moved beyond the ‘emerging’ stage of their career but is not yet ‘well established’ and whose career would be significantly assisted by the receipt of the Gift. In awarding Dame Doreen’s Gift the Foundation aims to provide encouragement to a committed and outstanding maker whose achievements have garnered the admiration and respect of peers, sector leaders and institutions.

The Foundation will seek advice from external advisors in awarding Dame Doreen’s Gift and does not seek applications for this award.

Awarded biennially in 2018, 2020

 

Dame Doreen's Gift  value $8,000

The Foundation has the following focus areas:

• engagement

• professional development

• presentation

• public awareness

• youth engagement

 

 

 

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The Foundation receives applications to the following programmes; Blumhardt Grants, The Blumhardt Residency, The Blumhardt International Residency and The Blumhardt Lecture.

Eligible applicants can be individuals, public and private organisations and other groups. Irrespective of organisation structure, recipients of support from any of our funding programmes are required to be accountable for the use of funding awarded.

Applications should be submitted by the due date to info@blumhardt.org.nz . Late applications will not be received unless there has been agreement with the Foundation prior to the due date.

Applications for The Blumhardt Curatorial Internship are submitted directly to the Dowse Art Museum.

The Foundation does not seek applications for Dame Doreen’s Gift.

 

 

Supports outstanding New Zealand practitioners of any age with an opportunity to focus on their own programme of professional development within a new creatively stimulating environment for not less than 12 weeks.

Applicants will be the prospective host of the residency.  Practitioners seeking to undertake a residency should contact prospective residency hosts rather than the Blumhardt Foundation. Applicants are able to propose their own programme for a Residency.

While the general focus for the Residency is single practitioners, proposals may be submitted for a residency involving a practitioner and their collaborator. Eligible practitioners are makers whose practices are directly linked to craft/object art discourses. Within 12 months of the conclusion of the Residency the resident practitioner is required to have a significant exhibition of works created as a result of the Residency, in New Zealand.

A Residency programme likely to be successful will:

  • Primarily focus on supporting the professional development of an individual maker
  • Offer opportunities for local communities of makers to engage formally and/or informally with the resident practitioner during the residency.
  • Support the requirement that the resident practitioner will be having a significant exhibition within 12 months of completing the residency

Note that while tertiary education institutions may apply to host a Blumhardt Residency, the resident practitioner is not available to deliver an existing curriculum but can engage with students and other professionals from time to time as part of the residency.

Funding of up to $18,000 for a residency of no less than 12 weeks is available to be used toward the costs of: practitioner’s stipend, accommodation, studio costs and public event/s.

The Foundation requires applicants to either contribute to or seek funding from other sources for their residency. Prospective residency hosts are responsible for identifying a residency location, accommodation and practitioner.

 

how to apply

Applications should comprise:

  • the completed cover sheet download pdf
  • a project description
  • an applicant’s profile (no more than 2 pages)
  • a project budget
  • two letters of support for your proposal

A proposal to stage a Blumhardt Residency should include the following information in the application’s project description:

  • name and biographical profile of selected practitioner
  • the purpose and aspirations for hosting the residency.
  • how will you set out to achieve your goals and aspirations in terms of what will happen.
  • where will it take place and who might be involved.
  • who else is contributing to the project?
  • if and how the residency link to any other events.
  • a proposed indicative residency programme identifying how and when local makers and related professionals might engage with the Resident practitioner?
  • what events will be staged during or at the conclusion of the residency?
  • an indication of the practitioner’s plans for a significant exhibition within 12 months of the residency’s conclusion.

If you are an education institution tell us how you will ensure that the resident practitioner will not be teaching a curriculum programme.

Application closing dates for the Blumhardt Residency are 28 February 2017, 28 February 2019 and 28 February 2021.

Awarded biennially in 2017, 2019, 2021

 

 

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