Manat Taonga has established three new funds to support the arts, culture and heritage sector across the board.

By Manat Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritag | Posted: Thursday August 6, 2020

Overall, this funding will support the sector through retaining and creating jobs, increasing earning potential, developing sector knowledge and skills, and promoting new collaboration and public engagement with arts and culture, as well as increasing the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Creative Arts Recovery and Employment (CARE) Fund

The CARE Fund will generate employment across the arts sector, ensuring vital talent and skills are not lost. It will improve public wellbeing through increased access to inspiring arts and cultural experiences. The CARE Fund will also further boost innovation and creative output through encouraging new collaboration across the sector.

Funding

We are injecting $70 million over three years to support the rebuild of the creative industries by commissioning and supporting new creative projects at a national and local level.

The CARE Fund will create employment, and training opportunities, ensure vital skills, talent and creative infrastructure is not lost, and maintain public access to the arts.

This fund will be developed and managed directly by Manatū Taonga.

Timeframes

We are currently in the process of designing the fund and eligibility criteria. There will be an opportunity for the sector to learn more about the fund proposals and to give feedback shortly. More information on the timing and details of the engagement process will be available in mid-August. Subscribe to updates or email specific queries to: budget2020@mch.govt.nz

Cultural Capability Funding

Cultural Capability Funding will support agencies and organisations in the cultural sector to build capability to ensure they can adapt and respond to the challenges relating to Covid-19.

Funding

We are injecting $20 million over two years to support cultural sector capability.

This includes allocating $8 million over two years ($2 million each) to the national cultural funding agencies – Creative New Zealand, NZ Film Commission, NZ On Air, and NZ Music Commission – to enable them to support capability in the screen, music and art sectors.

Manatū Taonga will manage the remaining $12 million over two years through a contestable fund to address other sector capability needs directly responding to Covid-19. .

Timeframes

We are currently in the process of designing the fund and eligibility criteria. There will be an opportunity for the sector to learn more about the fund proposals and to give feedback shortly. More information on the timing and details of the engagement process will be available in mid-August. Subscribe to updates or email specific queries to: budget2020@mch.govt.nz.

Cultural Innovation Fund

A key outcome of the Cultural Innovation Fund is cross-sector partnerships, and preference will be given to initiatives that benefit the sector as a whole. This Fund will support the creative industries to drive sustainable economic growth, including through digital exports.

Funding

We are providing $60 million over three years go towards encouraging investment and innovation in the cultural and creative sectors, with a specific funding stream for traditional Māori knowledge and artforms.

This fund will be developed and managed directly by Manatū Taonga.

Timeframes

We are currently in the process of designing the fund and eligibility criteria. There will be an opportunity for the sector to learn more about the fund proposals and to give feedback shortly. More information on the timing and details of the engagement process will be available in mid-August. Subscribe to updates or email specific queries to: budget2020@mch.govt.nz

Careers Support for Creative Jobseekers

$7.9 million will go towards a programme supporting people back into the creative sector and sustainable work. This was one of the most successful aspects of the former Pathways to Arts and Cultural Employment (PACE) programme, and will be progressively rolled out across at least three regions.

Timeframes

We are working with the Ministry of Social Development on a plan to establish the programme in October to November. These services are yet to be designed, but we will be working on getting information out to the public in the coming months.

Retain core arts infrastructure and deliver arts projects in communities

Creative New Zealand will receive $25 million to support the creative sector through their Emergency Response Package. This includes $16 million to ensure the retention of critical arts infrastructure, keeping our arts institutions open and able to retain staff. Funding also ensures arts organisations are positioned to resume activity such as performances, events and exhibitions.

Quick links to more funding


https://mch.govt.nz/regenerating-arts-culture-and-heritage/arts


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