Our Grants

Our Grants

Grants made by the Royal New Zealand Ballet Foundation support artists and individual projects and will contribute to the ongoing costs of nurturing and staging world-class ballet in New Zealand, including through its support of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Grants are made at the discretion of the Trustees, and in accordance with the Trust’s objective of supporting, promoting, and advancing classical ballet.

Interested individuals and organisations with queries, or anyone looking to support a particular project or artist through a donation to the Ballet Foundation, should email trustees@balletfoundation.org.nz

Until our sustainable fund reaches $1 million, we are not accepting direct applications for grants. Please see our granting policy for more information.

Grant Recipients

2021 Ballet Foundation Scholarship

Jemima Scott announced as inaugural recipient of the Ballet Foundation Scholarship

2020 Mt Eden Ballet Awards

An anonymous donation helps the MEBA Awards in a year affected by Covid-19

2020 En Pointe Patrons

The Auckland En Pointe Patrons have supported new work and community projects at the RNZB

2020 Harry Haythorne Award

Nadia Yanowsky receives the Harry Haythorne Award

2019 Harry Haythorne Award

Loughlan Prior acknowledged with the Harry Haythorne Award

2019 Choreographic Research

Loughlan Prior heads overseas on an International Choreographic research grant

New Zealand School of Dance

Associates programme and scholarship funded for NZSD students in 2017 and 2018

Low Decile Schools subsidy

Students from low decile schools attended the ballet thanks to a travel and ticket subsidy

Barbara Webster Memorial Scholarship

2017 bequest allows five years of scholarships for the New Zealand School of Dance

2017 Harry Haythorne Award

Sarah Knox receives the Harry Haythorne Award

Partner a Dancer

The Ballet Foundation partnered RNZB dancer Harry Skinner in 2016 and 2017

2016 Harry Haythorne Award

Shaun James Kelly receives the Harry Haythorne Award

2015 Harry Haythorne Award

Loughlan Prior receives the Harry Haythorne Award

Partner a Dancer

The Ballet Foundation partnered RNZB dancer Hayley Donnison in 2014 and 2015

2014 dance film DAVID

The Ballet Foundation supports Loughlan Prior short film DAVID

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Principal Sara Garbowski (centre) as the Lilac Fairy, with fellow RNZB dancers, in The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Sleeping Beauty, 2020. Photo: Stephen A’Court.