Application Process and Timeframes

The Creative and Cultural Events Incubator will run one round per year and will be open for applications for approximately one month.

Application documents for the next round will be distributed from October 2021, and the deadline for completed applications will be 4.30 pm on Tuesday 30 November 2021.

Events that are deemed to strategically align with the criteria will be invited to apply to the Creative and Cultural Events Incubator, following a conversation with New Zealand Major Events.

Applicants will be required to submit an application form and a written document. Applicants are also welcome to submit audio and video files alongside their written application but these will not influence or form part of the investment decision.

Once the round has closed, a multi-agency Advisory Panel will assess each application. They will provide recommendations to delegated senior officials within the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) for final investment decisions.

Getting in touch:

Check out the eligibility criteria.

If you think your event is eligible, then submit an enquiry to our friendly team.  


2021 Round 

1 November - 30 November 2021 Incubator Round Open

From 1 December 2021 Applications are assessed

Before 28 February 2022 All applicants are notified on investment decisions

Last updated: 28 October 2020