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Find open opportunities & view my applications
Your Application Dashboard lets you manage your applications and view the opportunities that are open for applications.  To get to your Application Dashboard click ‘View Applications’ from your Home Dashboard OR click your ...
Create or edit an application
After you have  found the opportunity you want to apply for & checked that you meet the eligibility criteria  you can create a new application. Steps: Click 'Apply Now'. Choose to ...
Apply on behalf of another person
If another person has asked you to apply on their behalf it is very important that you do not create a Portal account in their name or log in to the Portal using their existing account.  Instead you must create, sign and submit the applicat...
Invite others to join my application
You can invite others to contribute to your application from the 'Applicant Details' tab OR you can ask Creative New Zealand to add others  for you. You can invite joint applicants (people or organisations will be jointly respon...
Create a project budget (using the online project budget template)
You need to include a detailed project budget as part of your application.  If you are applying for a publishing subsidy for the  Literature  artform or for the costs of a  Multidisciplinary arts  festival you...
Add documents and support material
You can add documents and other support material from the 'Support material' or 'Attachments' tab of your application form. Steps: Select the 'Support Material' or 'Attachments' tab of your applicati...
Sign my application
Before you submit an application all applicants must sign the application by clicking the ' Sign' button.  ► Joint applicants ► On behalf of an organisation  Joint applicants  If you are a...
Submit my application
Important: You cannot submit your application after 1:00:00 pm NZ time on the funding round closing date so don't be late. All joint applicants need to sign the application before it can be submitted. Ste...
Edit my submitted application
You cannot edit a submitted application in the Portal and for reasons of fairness to other applicants Creative New Zealand staff  cannot add information or make changes to your submitted application for you. If the funding round i...
Withdraw my submitted application
If you want to withdraw your submitted application  contact Creative New Zealand  as soon as possible. Once an application has been withdrawn it will not progress any further through the assessment and decision making process and d...
Submit an updated budget as a condition of funding
If your application is approved you may be asked to provide an updated budget as a condition of funding. If you submitted your original budget in Excel format as an attachment to your application you need to provide your updated budget in Exc...