Niu Dawn Raids Funding Initiative Grants

Expressions of Interest are now open for the Niu Dawn Raids Funding Initiative Grants, made possible by a one-off fund from Manatū Taonga Ministry of Culture and Heritage and delivered via Creative New Zealand (with support partner NZ On Air).

The Niu Dawn Raids Funding Initiative is designed to support Pacific communities impacted by their own stories. It is also intended as a community-led process of healing through art and looks to increase historical resources for future generations and enable a deeper public understanding of the Dawn Raids from the perspective of Pacific communities.

Expressions of Interest opened Thursday 25 January with information available on the Creative NZ website here.

For projects taking place between: 1 Apr 2024 - 31 Dec 2024
Opens: 25 Jan 2024
Closes: 29 Feb 2024, 5PM
Results due: 29 Mar 2024

The fund is open to applications from the following artforms:

  • Performing Arts – large scale performing arts work/s
  • Music – development of musical works, e.g. albums & soundtracks
  • Digital story telling – including film, documentary, writing
  • Exhibition development – including visual arts and crafts

Who to talk to?

Attend one of the following open Fale Zoom sessions open to artists, creatives and organisations to ask questions and get advice:

Friday, 2 Feb, from 12:00 to 12.45 pm

Friday, 9 Feb, from 12:00 to 12.45 pm

Friday, 16 Feb, from 12:00 to 12.45 pm

Friday, 23 Feb, from 12:00 to 12.45 pm

Register for one of these sessions  for updates.

Follow CreativeNZ Pacific Arts Facebook page  for updates.

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Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern formally apologised to Pacific communities impacted by the Dawn Raids in the 1970s at a ceremony staged at Auckland Town Hall on 1st August 2021.

About Pasefika Proud
Pasefika Proud is a social change movement – ‘by Pacific for Pacific’ – to boost wellbeing for Pacific families and transform attitudes, behaviours and norms that enable violence. Our name and strapline embody our strengths-based, community-led approach:

Pasefika Proud: Our Families, Our People, Our Responsibility
Pasefika Proud embodies a vision of strong and vibrant Pacific children, young people, and their families. Wellbeing for Pacific families occurs when all aspects of the individual and collective are in balance, co-existing with environments, kinship and support systems while recognising mana and tapu. Pacific cultures are strengths that can be used positively to promote and enhance resilience within Pacific families.

Pasefika Proud mobilises pacific individuals, families, and communities to take responsibility for the issues they are facing, find the solutions, and take leadership in implementing them.