Important NZ Music Industry Dates

Listed below are NZ music industry dates for 2022.
These dates should only be used as a guideline, as they are subject to change.

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Music Funding
Resources For Musicians

PLEASE NOTE:
Complete applications must be received by 4pm on the relevant closing date, with the correct application form.

Funding of up to $10,000 is available for a single song.
This can now include a $1,000 (10%) Artist Creation Fee.

Application Form

Applications Close
20 January
7 April
16 June
18 August
27 October

Funding of between $10,000 and $40,000 is available for multi-song projects.
This can now include up to $4,000 (10%) Artist Creation Fee.

Potential applicants must first email a one-paragraph project overview to [email protected], at least two weeks before the funding deadline.

Applications Close
10 February
28 April
21 July
29 September

Funding of up to $10,000 is available for artists of Pacific background, for a single song.
This can now include a $1,000 (10%) Artist Creation Fee.

Round Opens
3 March
8 September

Applications Close
24 March
TBC

This is a new co-fund launched as a collaboration between NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho.
Funding of up to $14,000 (+GST if registered) is available.

Applications Close
18 February
10 November

Notification Dates
19 April
TBA

Funding of up to $6,000 (+GST) are available to producers for a development of a body of work with one artists, with a minimum of three demo recordings to be delivered at the end of the development period.

Round Opens
20 January
30 June
29 September

Applications Close
10 February
21 July
TBC

Funding of between $2,500 and $10,000 is available, depending on the scope of the project.

Round Opens
10 February
30 June

Applications Close
3 March
21 July

More Info

Round Opens
3 January
2 February
2 March
1 April
2 May
1 June
1 July
1 August
1 September
1 October
1 November

Applications Close
20 January
20 February
20 March
20 April
20 May
20 June
20 July
20 August
20 September
20 October
20 November


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Creative NZ Funding Calendar

PLEASE NOTE: Complete applications must be received by 1pm on the relevant closing date.

ARTS GRANTS

Opening Dates

1 February
14 March
26 April
25 July
3 October
30 January 2023
18 April 2023

Applications Close

25 February
8 April
20 May
All funding
rounds close
when 250 apps
submitted

Notification Dates

1 April
13 May
23 June
30 September
9 December
7 April 2023
23 June 2023

ANNUAL ARTS GRANTS

Opening Date
18 July

Applications Close
5 August

Notification Date
16 September

TOI TIPU TOI REA – EMERGING MĀORI ARTIST FUND
$5,000 – $12,000

Opening Date
26 April

Applications Close
20 May

Notification Date
23 June

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
The Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship and The Jack McGill Music Scholarship.

Opening Date
1 February
18 April 2023

Applications Close
28 February
12 May 2023

Notification Date
1 April
23 June 2023


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PLEASE NOTE: Complete applications must be received by 5pm on the relevant closing date.
Dates are indicative only.

MUSIC MENTORING

Applications Open
1 August

Applications Close
19 August

Notification Date
16 September

INDUSTRY MUSIC AWARDS

Applications Open
1 August

Applications Close
19 August

Notification Date
16 September

ORO HĀPAI (Songwriting Collaborations)

To support the coming together of contemporary music writers and creatives to create new waiata reo Māori to demo level.

Applications Open
October, 2021
3 October

Applications Close
31 March
24 March, 2023

Notification Date
8 April
Third Friday each month
excluding January

WAIATA REO MĀORI

Funding for the production and promotion (including aligned video assets) of single waiata containing 50% or more reo Māori.

Applications Open
4 July
5 September
6 February, 2023
3 April, 2023

Applications Close
15 July
16 September
17 February, 2023
14 April, 2023

Notification Dates
12 August
14 October
10 March, 2023
12 May, 2023

WAIATA REO MĀORI PLATFORM FEATURES

Applications Open
9 May

Applications Close
27 May

Notification Date
17 June

WAIATA REO MĀORI SHOWCASE

Applications Open
7 November

Applications Close
18 November

Notification Date
16 December

WAIATA TUAREA
Album, EP or multi-song project

Funding for the production and promotion (including aligned video assets) of multiple waiata intended for an EP or album.

Applications Open
7 March
6 March, 2023

Applications Close
18 March
17 March, 2023

Notification Date
22 April
21 April, 2023


More Info

Prospective applicants need to contact Emily Crowther for access to the online application portal.

Closing Dates
26 January
23 March
18 May

Results Published
17 February
14 April
9 June


APRA MUSIC GRANTS
More Info

Applications Open
June 2022

Applications Close
July 2022

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

More Info

The next Professional Development Awards will be taking place in 2023.

ART MUSIC FUND

More Info

Applications Close
16 February

Notification Date
8 – 10 weeks after applications close


RECORDED MUSIC GRANTS
More Info

Applications Close
24 December, 2021
31 March
30 June
30 September
24 December

RECORDED MUSIC NZ – KAIWHAKAHAERE PUORO O TE TAU
MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Nominations Open
TBA

Nominations Close
TBA

Finalists Announced
The 2022 finalists will be announced at the 2022 Aotearoa Music Awards – Artisan Awards.


MUSICIANS MENTORING IN SCHOOLS PROGRAMME
More Info
Application Form

Closing Date
21 February

INDUSTRY INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

More Info
Application Form

Closing Date
7 January
Internships start February 2022

More Info

Applications Open
8 December, 2021
2 March

Applications Close
19 January
25 March

Notification Dates
Mid-February
Mid-April


MUSICHELPS GRANTS

More Info

Applications Close
30 June
31 December

Notification Dates
30 September
31 March, 2022


THE ARTS FOUNDATION SPRINGBOARD
Website

Nominations Close
December


Website

PLEASE NOTE:
Applications must be received by 5pm on the closing dates, with the relevant application form and supporting documents.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC MARKET DEVELOPMENT/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Applications Close
13 December, 2021
11 April
11 July
10 October
12 December

Decision Dates
15 February
14 June
9 August
6 December
14 February, 2023

INTERNATIONAL DELEGATE APPLICATION DEADLINES

BIGSOUND – 6-9 SEPTEMBER 2022 – BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Applications Close
20 May

Decision Date
Late June

WOMEX – OCTOBER 19-23, 2022 – LISBON, PORTUGAL

Applications Close
TBA

Decision Date
TBA


TO THE FRONT

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Te Papaioea / Palmerston North
7 – 9 October & 14 October

Apply Here

Pōneke / Wellington
22 – 24 October

Apply Here


Website

2022 Event TBA


PARACHUTE ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

More Info

Applications Close
30 September, 2021

Programme Dates
February – November


Website

Region
Manawatu
Nelson
North Shore
Auckland Central
Canterbury
Taranaki
Auckland Solo / Duo
East Coast
Manukau
Southland
Hawkes Bay
Central Otago
Northland
Otago
Whanganui
Bay of Plenty
Wairarapa
Timaru
Waikato
Wellington

Heats
10 June
10 June
10 June
11 June
11 June
11 June
12 June
17 June
17 June
17 June
18 June
18 June
19 June
23 June
23 June
1 July
1 July
2 July
2 July
2 July

National Final
24 September

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Region
Manawatu
Nelson
Canterbury
Taranaki
Southland
East Coast
Auckland
Hawke’s Bay
Central Otago
Northland
Whanganui
Otago
Bay of Plenty
Wairarapa
Waikato
Wellington
Timaru
West Coast

Heats
10 June
10 June
11 June
11 June
17 June
17 June
18 June
18 June
18 June
19 June
23 June
25 June
1 July
1 July
2 July
2 July
2 July
8 July

National Final
23 Sepember

Website

Region
Nelson
Bay of Plenty
Waikato
Christchurch
Northland
Otago
Manawatu
North Shore
Hawkes Bay
East Coast
Manukau
Wellington
Auckland Central

Heats
22 August
22 August
23 August
23, 24 & 25 August
25 August
27 August
31 August
30 & 31 August
1 September
2 September
2 September
3 September
2 & 3 September

National Final
TBA


Website

Open to all NZ students – years 9 – 11
More Info

Entries Due
11 May

Open to all NZ students – years 9 – 13
More Info

Entries Due
22 July

Open to all NZ students – 9 – 13
More Info

Entries Due
1 June


HOOK, LINE AND SING-A-LONG
Write the song for NZ Music Month 2022
Website
Enter Here

Entries Due
25 March

Winner Announced
30 March


Website

Nominations Close
8 February

Winner Announced
29 May

INDEPENDENT MUSIC NZ CLASSIC RECORD

Winner Announced
20 April

AUCKLAND LIVE BEST INDEPENDENT DEBUT AWARD

Nominations Close
8 February

Winner Announced
29 May

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD

Winner Announced
29 May

NZ ON AIR OUTSTANDING MUSIC JOURNALISM AWARD

Winner Announced
29 May


Website

NZ MUSIC MONTH
May

NZ MUSIC MONTH QUIZ

25 May @ Tuning Fork, Auckland

NZ MUSIC T-SHIRT DAY
27 May

NZ MUSIC MONTH SUMMIT
28 May @ Tuning Fork, Auckland


TE MARAMA PUORU WAIATA MĀORI – MĀORI MUSIC MONTH

August


MATAURA LICENSING TRUST GOLD GUITAR AWARDS
Website

Entries Open
22 January

Finals / Winners Announced
3 – 5 June


NZ COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
Website

Cancelled

APRA BEST COUNTRY MUSIC SONG

Entries Close
4 March

Finalists Announced
Early May

Winner Announced
The winner will be announced at the 2022 Aotearoa Music Awards

MLT SONGWRITING AWARD

Cancelled
Entries for the 2023 award open in January 2023.

TE KAIPUORO TUAWHENUA TOA – RECORDED MUSIC NZ BEST COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST

Entries Close
1 August

Finalists Announced
TBA

Winner Announced
The winner will be announced at the 2022 Aotearoa Music Awards


Celebrating 53 Years
Website

Nominations Close
1 August

Finalists Announced
September

ARTISAN AWARDS
The artisan awards include the following:
Te Kaiwhakaputa Toa – Best Producer
Te Kaipukaha Toa – Best Engineer
Te Toi Ataata Pukaemi Toa – Best Album Artwork
Te Kiko Puoro Ataata Toa – Best Music Video Content
Kaiarahi Puoro o te Tau – Music Teacher of the Year (bi-annual award)
Kaiwhakahaere Puoro o te Tau – Manager of the Year

Awards Ceremony
TBA


TE KAIPUORO TAUTITO TOA – BEST JAZZ ARTIST
APRA BEST JAZZ COMPOSITION AWARD

Entries Due
28 February

Entries Close
4 March

Finalists Announced
Early May

Winners Announced
The winner will be announced at the Wellington Jazz Festival in June

TE KAIPUORO WAIATA TAMARIKI TOA – BEST CHILDREN’S MUSIC ARTIST
APRA BEST CHILDREN’S MUSIC SONG
NZ ON AIR BEST CHILDREN’S MUSIC VIDEO

Entries Due
28 February

Entries Close
4 March

Finalists Announced
Early May

Winners Announced
15 May

TE KAIPUORO TAKETAKE TOA – BEST FOLK ARTIST

Auckland Folk Festival Website

Entries Close
October / November

Winners Announced
January 2023


Website

Nominations Close
10 July

Awards Ceremony
TBA


KAITITO KAIAKA – APRA SILVER SCROLL AWARD

Entries Close
31 May

Winners Announced
TBA

TE WHARE TAONGA PUORO O AOTEAROA – NZ MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Announced
TBA

TE TOHU AUAHA – SOUNZ CONTEMPORARY AWARD

Entries Close
31 May

Winners Announced
TBA

TOHU MAIOHA – APRA MAIOHA AWARD

Entries Close
31 May

Winners Announced
TBA

TOHU PŪMANAWA – APRA BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC IN A FEATURE FILM AWARD
TOHU PAERANGI – APRA BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC IN A SERIES AWARD

Entries Close
31 May

Winners Announced
TBA


Website

Entries Due
6 May

Awards Ceremony
4 August

APRA BEST PACIFIC SONG

Entries Due
6 May

Finalists Announced
July

TE PUKAEMI TOA O TE MOANA NUI A KIWA – BEST PACIFIC MUSIC ALBUM

Entries Due
6 May

Finalists Announced
July

Winner Announced
The winner will be announced at the 2022 Pacific Music Awards on 4 August.

The winner of the Recorded Music NZ Best Pacific Music Album category is presented with an official Tui and recognised at the 2022 Aotearoa Music Awards.


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