History & Literature
- Nicky Birch – CoachHouse Archive Display.
- Susan Artner – to publish ‘The Making of the Generous Heart – an art and art education journey from Timaru to Marton’.
- Te Apiti – Manawatū Gorge Governance Group (Chrissie Morrison) – to publish ‘Manawatū Gorge Te Au-rere-a-te-tonga’.
- Catherine Knight – to publish ‘The life and works of Charles E. Wildbore of the Pohangina Valley’.
- Rachel Dore – to assist with establishing the Manawatū Writers’ Festival with the aim of promoting a community of writers.
- Val Mills – to publish a history of Palmerston North postcards.
- Renaissant Singers (Guy Donaldson) – for a Samuel Arnold world premiere performance.
- Phil Boniface – for ‘Oro’ Concert series.
- Palmerston North Choral Society (Heather Murphy) – to commission work for centennial concert.
- Toi Warbrick – for KONO, song cycle for a new town.
- Manawatū Overtones Chorus (Liz Watts) – for masterclass workshops.
- Manawatū Youth Orchestra Synfonia (Jeff McNeill) – for orchestral wind workshops.
Science & Technology
- Biological Systems Modeling Limited (Gabe Redding) – for the development of a holographic rugby simulation.
- Kevin Tong – for the development of an electric bike that carries up to two passengers.
- Ben Pedersen – for the development of an automated nematodes counter, to assist in animal health management and parasite research.
- Jessica White – for the development of an animated children’s book.
- Te Manawa Museums Trust – to develop a ‘hands-on lab’ and ‘robotics workshops’.
- Rangitikei College – for the purchase of a Farmbot for Teaching Science and Technology.
- Adriana Martins da Silva – to produce a short fictional film about the emotional aspects of immigration through the coming together of two antipodean cultures, involving the relationship between a Rangitane weaver and a Portuguese immigrant.
- Clayton Tansley – to design and construct a metal solar powered ‘Pou’ sculpture.
- Haunui Press – David Lupton will produce an interactive exhibition of botanical photographs which will tour the local regions.
- Hone Moriaty and Stewart Fulljames – will refine and collaboratively explore culture, customs and identity using ceramics, ‘uku’. They will use historic ceramic processes, with innovative and indigenous design and glazing processes.
- Luther Ashford – Awhina Puketapu, Maia Week, Tapiri Pirikahu, Tessa Ma’aunga to put together an exhibition of new, unique and innovative artworks.
- Manawatu Art Teachers Association – to organise a ‘Creative Futures Conference’, aimed at providing senior secondary visual arts students with inspiration from visiting professional artists, speakers and workshops.
History & Literature
- Garry O ‘Neill – to publish A Social History of the West End, Palmerston North.
- Helen Lehndorf – for her project The Attention Almanac: Journal Writing for Creativity and Well-being.
- Maurice Watt – to write up a record of Oroua Teamsters’ Treks.
- Valerie Mills – to write a story of the Municipal Baths, Ashley Street, Palmerston North, Down at the Baths.
- Manawatū Jazz Club – to hold a series of workshops “Getting into Jazz”.
- Manawatū Youth Orchestra Inc. – for two intensive string workshops with the Aroha Quartet.
- Nick Hunter – to compose an orchestral work to be performed by the Manawatū Sinfonia.
- Renaissance Singers Inc. – for advanced choral training ‘workshops to concert’ project.
- Warren and Virginia Warbrick (Toi Warbrick) – to create a bicultural music performance including themes of mythic, historic and contemporary Manawatū.
Sciency & Technology
- Science Haven – to assist in the development of a quantitative dual assay urine test with low sensitivity to ambient temperature.
- Prescient Nutrition – to carry out a feasibility study to assess the viability of using insects to convert organic waste to nutritional food products.
- Stephen Bently – to develop a Roller Blaster to clean paint rollers.
- Feilding and District Art Society – to organise the Manawatū Art Expo 2015; an open exhibition for all artists including painting sculpture wood carving.
- Asher Newbery – to paint a group of 175 panels called Tatau Poenamu to commemorate each year between the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and the present day.
- Taipo Artists – Bridget Reweti, Terri Te Tau and Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti, were granted funding to complete an exhibition of three diverse art practices.
- Manawatu Camera Club – to hold a photography exhibition celebrating the historic Keith Street Power Station.
History & Literature
- Leonel Alvarado, Joy Green and Tim Upperton – to publish the Kete Series, a suite of three Manawatū poetry books.
- Centrepoint Theatre – to write a book on the history of Centrepoint Theatre
- Dorothy Pilkington – to write a book chronicling the stories behind Feilding’s street signs.
- Manawatū Jazz Club – to host a series of workshops on jazz improvisation with NZ School of Music and local jazz tutors.
- Manawatū Overtones Chorus – to hold workshops with four accomplished tutors to develop a four-part singing group.
- Music Alive Rangitīkei – to hold a series of workshops to nurture creative ideas and talents in the Rangitikei community.
- Palmerston North Girls’ High School – to employ Sam Logan, ‘composer in residence’, to stimulate creativity in the school’s music community.