Grants from trusts and foundations, including those distributing funds generated through the gaming industry, play an increasingly important role in supporting the work of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Trusts and foundations can strengthen their communities by supporting a range of RNZB activities. Whether you choose to support our educational outreach to schools, making dance accessible to diverse audiences, the development of dancers and artists, or touring world-class performances to main and regional centres, your grant will enhance the RNZB’s ability to share the joy of dance with Kiwis across the country.
We are especially grateful to The Lion Foundation for their significant support of our national education programme and to the Todd Foundation for their long-standing support of dancers at the beginning of their professional careers through the Todd Scholarship. We would also like to acknowledge the generosity of Pub Charity for its significant contribution to our national touring costs for major productions and the operating costs of the RNZB’s home base at Wellington’s St James Theatre.
The support of Community Trusts from Auckland to Southland helps to ensure that we can continue to be a truly national organisation, delivering the same high standards of performance regardless of the venue. In recent years, grants from regional trusts have assisted with touring costs, the hire of orchestras to accompany full-length productions, and venue hire.
The assistance of smaller and family-led trusts, both at the regional and national level, is gratefully acknowledged, and makes a real difference to our work, both onstage and behind the scenes.
If you are involved with a grant-making organisation that might consider an application from the Royal New Zealand Ballet, please contact Diane Field, Corporate Development Manager, on 09 379 4004.