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Call for applications - $75,000 Contestable Fund Grants 2022

2022 CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants now open

Job details

Copyright Licensing New Zealand
5 Oct 2022
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies, Call for entries
Work classification
Education & Development, Literature & Publishing


The 2022 CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants have now opened with $75,000 available to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing sector growth.

Each year a portion of the revenue collected by Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is allocated to the Cultural Fund, and is made available for applicants to apply for. The amount you apply for is up to you, with the number of successful recipients varying each year depending on the individual merits of the applications received.

Applications are invited for projects that have clearly defined and measurable project outcomes that align with the Cultural Fund’s objectives, including projects that:

  • Develop the professional skills of writers, including those who write for an education audience
  • Seek to grow export markets for New Zealand published content
  • Demonstrate innovation in the creation and distribution of NZ published content
  • Use online platforms to enhance the profile of New Zealand publishing and/or published content, including to international/export markets

Other projects that can demonstrate a positive impact on the New Zealand writing and publishing industry, and that meet the objectives of the Cultural Fund, will also be considered. In 2021, there were 11 successful recipients, read more here >>

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How to apply

Interested? FIND OUT MORE HERE >>

Applications must be received before 4pm Wednesday 5 October 2022. Successful recipients will be announced in November and contacted directly. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised via email in November. Successful recipients will be published on our website and social media pages.

Quick Links

Find out more and apply >>
Guidelines and Criteria >> (pdf)

Helpful hint: Consider reading this 'Award Alchemy' article published in NZ Author Magazine (pdf). The article provides insight into submitting a great application.

Written by

Copyright Licensing New Zealand

12 Sep 2022

Every day, people copy and share printed material for a variety of reasons. Copyright Licensing New Zealand provides licences to help make copying, scanning and sharing printed works easy and legal.