More money for New Zealand’s arts organisations
Over the next two years, Creative New Zealand will invest NZ$24 million in a wide range of arts organisation, from arts festivals, dance and theatre companies and galleries through to publishers and a website featuring arts criticism. Funding will be provided through the organisation’s two multi-year investment programmes, Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) and Toi Tōtara Haemata (Arts Leadership). Combined the programmes fund 88 arts organisations – like festivals and galleries – throughout the country for periods ranging from two to five years.
“We know that a healthy arts sector makes our communities more attractive, prosperous places to live and we’re excited by the rich arts opportunities these festivals and galleries are offering to residents and visitors alike,” said Creative New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen Wainwright.
The new investment is on top of existing funding contracts. In addition to the investment programmes, Creative New Zealand offers grants, a range of fellowships, residencies and scholarships and opportunities to present work and develop networks, domestically and internationally.