Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2015 CLNZ Contestable Fund Investments Announced

Media release16 December 2015
Now in its second year and with funds available increased to $60,000 the 2015 CLNZ Contestable Fund will this year make investments into seven projects that demonstrate writing and publishing or education sector growth and development.

The projects receiving funding contributions are:

Anna Mackenzie                              $  5,500                 Writing
Huia (NZ) Ltd                                   $  4,000                 Education
Janice Marriott                                 $  3,800                 Writing
Kelly Ana Morey                              $20,000 Writing
Keri Hulme                                       $  1,250                 Writing
Publishers Association of NZ           $15,000 Sector development
Bridget Williams Books                    $10,000 Publishing          

The Selection Panel noted the strong mix of projects that applications were received for which made allocating the available funds challenging. Four of the successful applicants will undertake writing projects. Huia Publishing will develop teacher support resources that assist teachers to use Te Reo titles in the classroom. Bridget Williams Books will invest in writer development for the new BWB Texts on the back of their 2015 success with writers such as Hannah August and Andrew Dean and the Publishers Association of New Zealand will undertake a campaign in the education sector – “New Zealand Content Counts”.

CEO of CLNZ, Paula Browning, said “The Contestable Fund criteria were established with broad scope and the diversity of applications this year endorses this approach.”

Applications for the next round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund will be called for in mid-2016.

Press release from Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ)

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