We've allocated $63,700 to 16 arts events and projects. The successful applicants are listed below.
Regan Taylor: Tama, $8,800
Tama is a keen 12-year-old kapa haka performer. Tama is also a 13ft (3.5 metre) tall articulated puppet, who’ll be performing alongside local primary school kapa haka groups in a series of free public performances.
Little Green Man Productions: Matariki Glow Show 2022, $1,613
A Matariki glow-in-the-dark giant scale puppet show to celebrate, engage and ‘edu-tain’ tamariki aged 0-12 years of age.
Sábados Teatreros: 2022 school terms 2 to 4, $3,000
Sábados Teatreros is a drama education program for Spanish-speaking children in Palmerston North that runs weekly lessons for children aged 5-10 years old.
Arka Gupta: Dirty Dishes Film Production, $11,950
A short film written and directed by Palmerton North-based filmmaker Arka Gupta.
Renaissance Singers: Mozart Requiem, $1,300
A concert featuring Mozart's popular Requiem in conjunction with Schola Sacra, Whanganui, to be performed in St Peter's Palmerston North, and in Whanganui.
Graham Johnston: Peter Pan Jr, $5,000
A musical theatre production of Peter Pan Jr.
Sandra Douglas: The Road Not Taken, $3,000
An exhibition of 12 paintings. The idea is that what we don’t achieve can have as much of an effect on our futures as what we do achieve.
Justin Ngai: Fourplays - A Collection of Black Comedies, $1,000
Justin is combining his award-winning and nominated short plays together for an hour and a half of black comedy.
Kane Parsons: All the Right Notes, $3,000
To present a family concert of music and comedy in the style of Victor Borge with the Manawatū Sinfonia and Youth orchestra.
Elizabeth Hehir: Children’s story book about Manawatū legends, $10,000
Children’s story book about myths and legends of the Manawatū. The first story in a long-term plan of educational resources, this book will focus on the legend of Okatia.
NZ Choral Federation Inc. Manawatū-Whanganui Region: 2022 The Big Sing Manawatū-Whanganui, $3,097
A regional festival of singing by secondary school choirs as part of a national promotion by the New Zealand Choral Federation involving 12 regions across New Zealand.
Jane Ross: Film Talks with Christian Nicolson, $3,000
Auckland-based artist and film maker Christian Nicolson will do a community screening of his film This Giant Papier Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy (2015), present an exhibition of his art at Square Edge, and a pop-up exhibition of his art in Te Marae o Hine - The Square.
Jon Bowen: Truly Made - A Decade of Groove Recording and Release, $4,600
Recording and producing original soul-funk music written by Palmerston North-based music collective Truly Made.
Kate Saunders: A Companion for a Bedside Vigil, $1,000
A collection of poetry relating the highs and lows of being a mother to a baby in the neonatal unit.
Pakistan New Zealand Friendship Association: Pakistan Arts and Crafts Exhibition, $2,000
Using Pakistan’s Arts & Crafts to connect with the wider society. The exhibition will showcase Pakistan’s diverse heritage, scenic landscape, and beautiful and vibrant handicrafts.
Tania Kopytko: Crows Feet Dance Collective Retrospective, $1,340
A performance of Crows Feet Retrospective featuring the work Wading into the Manawatū, supported by other Crows Feet collective works.