Springboard aims to kickstart arts careers for emerging artists in Aotearoa, thanks to funding from our community and support from our business club and alumni of Laureates.
A new programme for the Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi, Springboard aims to kickstart arts careers for up to ten artists in Aotearoa every year. Recipients are gifted $15,000, alongside a partnership with a senior artist mentor from our alumni of Arts Foundation Laureates, Icons, New Generation, residency or Fellowship recipients (we get by with a little help from our friends). 2020 marks our inaugural year, with six Springboard packages on offer.
Mentors are remunerated with $5,000, and an additional $5,000 is dedicated toward running the selection process, travel expenses for mentor partnerships, and promotion/documentation of the partnership to show impact – bringing the total award value to $25,000.
The selection process focuses on awarding creatives with outstanding potential who want to start careers in a variety of arts disciplines. The financial, mentoring and resource support system will be designed to have a significant impact on their growth and development as artists – giving them a lift of confidence to start a career.
Thanks to funding from our Arts Foundation community, nominations are now open for the six mentor packages kickstarting sustainable arts careers in 2020.
The inaugural Springboard packages have been funded by the Edgar Family, the Todd Trust and some generous givers who attended the 2020 New Zealand Arts Ball.
See the Springboard selection criteria here.
Nominations for the 2020 Springboard selection have now closed.
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