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Call for applications - Contestable Fund Grants 2019

Copyright Licensing New Zealand
Copyright Licensing New Zealand

Job details

Copyright Licensing New Zealand
9 Oct 2019
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies, Call for entries
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Education & Development, Literature & Publishing


If you're working on a project that aims to make a positive impact on New Zealand writing and publishing, you should apply for a CLNZ Contestable Fund Grant - $88,000 is ready and waiting.  Apply online today.

In 2019, $88,000 is 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.


Applications must be received before 4pm Wednesday 9 October 2019. Successful recipients will be announced in November.

  • All applicants must read, understand and accept the Application Guide and Criteria of the CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants before proceeding with an application and to be eligible for a grant. Applicants are encouraged to print or download this document and to refer back to it throughout the application process.
  • The application process can take some time to work through. Applicants will have an opportunity to save their work and come back to it. Before starting your application, please read Section 2. of the Application Guide and Criteria to learn what information will be required, and ensure all supporting documentation required to be uploaded is in pdf format. Please also take note of the file size and word limits when submitting and uploading information.
  • Before submitting your application, applicants will have an opportunity to review and edit their application. Once submitted, the application cannot be edited further. A copy of the application will be provided to the applicant.

Unsuccessful applicants will be advised via email in November. Successful recipients will be contacted directly and we will also publish the announcement on our website and social media pages.

In 2018, there were nine successful recipients, read more here >>



How to apply

Applications must be made online. To apply or to find out more, please visit:

Quick Links
Application guidelines and criteria (pdf)
Application form

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Copyright Licensing New Zealand

10 Sep 2019

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.