Christine Brennan

Christine Brennan has helped fund

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Odd Socks Productions

‘Tama’ is the result of a unique collaboration between Deaf and hearing filmmakers.

100% $10,080.00 OF
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Two Indonesian music ensembles have been invited to perform at the . International Gamelan Festival in the city of Yogyakarta in early July.

100% $5,010.00 OF
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New Zealand International Film Festival

Equip the Isaac Theatre Royal with Digital Cinema Projection facilities to create a multi-purpose venue and provide a home for the NZFF.

41% $16,640.00 OF
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Nixon Pictures

Bruce Nixon is making a film about Pulitzer Prize winning correspondent Peter Arnett, who has spent a lifetime covering wars and international crises.

38% $19,150.00 OF
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New Zealand International Film Festival

Equip the Isaac Theatre Royal with Digital Cinema facilities to create a multi-purpose venue and provide a home for the New Zealand International Film Festival.

104% $12,585.80 OF
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The Arts Foundation

Soprano Madeleine Pierard performs in Christchurch on 4 December. Help us ensure she has a piano to sing with.

112% $900.00 OF

Motone Productions

In Feb 2014 we will bring 10 stellar Cook Island drummers aged from 8 to 16 to Wellington to be a part of the NZFA THE BIG BANG opening event.

103% $3,630.00 OF
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Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust

The Storylines Festival free Family Days are places where our children and their families and our authors, illustrators and storytellers share the magic of our stories, right here and now.

102% $10,220.00 OF
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Last Tapes Theatre Company

Our regional tour will see Verbatim performed in New Zealand prisons, schools, and regional theatres. These are real stories, told in the words of those who lived them.

118% $3,540.00 OF
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Intercreate Trust

SCANZ2015:water*peace brings together tangata whenua, artists, scientists, technologists with local communities for a two week residency, exhibition and walking symposium.

107% $3,235.00 OF
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Andrea Bosshard & Shane Loader

The latest film project from the pair behind the critically acclaimed indie features TAKING THE WAEWAE EXPRESS and HOOK, LINE & SINKER; they're at it again, telling stories and creating characters that remind us of our capacity for humanity, compassion and kindness.

100% $7,500.00 OF
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Last Tapes Theatre Company

Brimming with vivacious wit, a bit of bravado and some downright silliness, Earnest is a reimagining that blasts the cobwebs off Oscar Wilde's saucy play.

101% $2,540.00 OF
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Hinemoana Baker

Kia ora! I'm a poet and teacher of creative writing in Wellington. The new book I'm writing tells two haunting family stories: my father's time spent as a child in a Catholic orphanage in Nelson, and my own story of trying to become a parent and experiencing infertility. It's about what it means to lose a parent, to be a parent, and to lose the opportunity to have children of your own. On a wider level it's about me connecting with my father through our shared experiences of grief. For the last year I have been Creative New Zealand Victoria University Writer in Residence in Wellington. I've researched and written 40,000 words of a new book, 'Dear Mother Basillise'. I need one more year of writing and researching full time to take my book to the point where I can submit it to my publisher. I'm asking my 'Boosted' supporters to help me with the first six months of that.

115% $17,301.37 OF
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Isaac Theatre Royal

Without your support the Isaac Theatre Royal will miss out on $150,000 of critical matched funding pledged by the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.

125% $377,390.00 OF
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Gary Silipa

Last year a friend of mine took a photo which shocked me. It happened during a mural project I run called BRADLEY LANE in Glen Innes, Auckland. A young barefoot boy was rummaging through a waste bin behind a secondhand shop. He found a book, then sat down and continued to read it in the bin. Immediately I started to ask myself questions about the conditions this boy lives in. Why is he rummaging through a waste bin? Are there any books at home? Does this level of poverty still exist? 'Not To Speak Is To Speak' is a solo exhibition by Gary Silipa at Fresh Gallery Otara, inspired by the photo of the young boy and will explore how art can be used as a medium to draw attention to social issues troubling our community. The exhibition is named after a quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, renowned opponent of the Nazi regime: “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

39% $785.00 OF
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Alison Davie

CRAZY HAPPY follows a small group of mental health consumers who are at a point in their lives where they feel no hope for the future, as they embark on a one hundred day journey to find happiness. The results were amazing. A Psychiatrist who wanted to get involved in the project more on a peer level, finds his life unexpectedly turned upside down, as he too embarks on the journey. The project entailed taking one picture every day for one hundred days of something that made them happy, joyful or grateful. However, with them not even being able to identify with the concept of happiness, the task seemed so much harder than it sounded. It took a few weeks for them to learn what happiness was and that’s when things start to change for the group, right in front of our eyes.

7% $1,940.00 OF
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Reuben Bradley

I’ve recorded an album with two times Grammy nominated pianist Taylor Eigsti (US). He’s coming to NZ at short notice to promote the album. You can help

106% $5,315.00 OF
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Brigid Allan

The Te Kuiti Art Project, 'Empty Spaces', is a collaboration between local youth and 4 professional artists from the Waikato Region. This non-profit, community project aims to, activate forgotten spaces in the heart of Te Kuiti. Through the painting of, 4 large public artworks, 'Empty Spaces' looks to bring a smile, to the everyday pedestrian's face.

106% $3,200.00 OF
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Photobook Fair

A brand new event to give New Zealand’s wonderful photographers and independent presses the opportunity to showcase their books.

110% $5,535.00 OF
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Dance and Performance

Help us ‘Move on Up’ so we can continue all the great work we do for the dance and performance community. We only need 500 people donating $20!

65% $6,591.00 OF
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Peter Alsop & Greg Wood

Nothing can change the aesthetic and intrigue of a hand-made craft. A photo-colourist from the 1950s picks up the cotton wool one more time.

239% $4,783.00 OF
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Leigh Minarapa

A short film about being visible in a world that doesn't want to see you.

115% $2,300.00 OF

Sandani and Rose

WATER FOR GOLD explores a key way in which corporate power is stripping away some of our most fundamental rights through trade law.

102% $2,050.00 OF
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The Arts Centre of Christchurch

Help restore Neil Dawson’s first ever public artwork, the inspiring ECHO sculpture, back to its rightful place – high above the Arts Centre's North Quad.

14% $4,275.00 OF
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Jane Mahoney & Josie Cox / The Projection Room

A young Ngāi Tahu inventor is on a mission to rid New Zealand's rivers of Didymo, and the way he’s going about it is truly remarkable.

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