MATARIKI FESTIVAL 2016 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

MATARIKI FESTIVAL 2016
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
CLOSING DATE 5TH FEBRUARY 2016

INTRODUCTION
Matariki Festival heralds the Māori New Year in Tāmaki Makaurau. It is New Zealand’s premier Māori Winter Festival that provides a window into Te Ao Māori through stories, entertainment, discussions, performance, food and art.

The festival provides an opportunity to create an environment where communities can come together to reflect and celebrate our unique Māori tikanga as they relate to the season of Matariki.

Matariki Festival 2016 will take place between Saturday 18th June and Sunday 17th July 2016.

CRITERIA
To have your project/event considered for Matariki Festival 2016 please fill in the attached event submission form and return it by 10pm 5 February 2016 toMatariki.Matariki@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Your project/event must be held within festival dates 18 June to 17 July 2016 and align to at least one of the following programme categories

Tangata Whenua (Indigenous People of the land)
Taiao (Environment)
Mātauranga (Knowledge)
Whakangahau (Performance)
Ngā Mahi Toi (The Arts)

Please note: This is an opportunity to have your project or event included in the regional Matariki 2016 programme and to be promoted widely as part of that programme. It is not a contestable funding round. However, Auckland Council offers a range of funding opportunities supporting arts and culture delivery – open now. In order of closing dates these are –

Regional Event Fund Round 2 – Strategic Priorities,
Closing Monday 15 February 2016 at 5pm
· Auckland Mayoral Writers Grant, closing Friday 19 February 2016 at 5pm
· Creative Communities Scheme, closing Friday 26 February 2016 at 5pm
· Regional Arts and Culture Grants Programme, closing Friday 4 March 2016
· Local board grants – 21 local boards with various closing dates from early February 2016

Other Funding Grants
Te Puni Kōkiri
Creative New Zealand funding opportunities

CONTACT INFORMATION
Jennice Stringer – Matariki Festival Submissions Coordinator
Auckland Council – Arts & Culture
Email: matariki.matariki@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Phone: 09 301 0101