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An overview

We advise the government on arts, culture, heritage, sport and recreation, and broadcasting. 

Marking the centenary of the First World War at Parliament on 04 August 2014.

Key roles and responsibilities

We lead government work in the arts, heritage, broadcasting and sports sectors providing advice on legislation, policy, and sector development to our Ministers.

More about key roles and responsibilities.

Where does our funding come from?

Find out about how we are funded, who we fund and what our responsibilities are.

More about  where our funding comes from.

History of Government involvement in culture

The Ministry was established in 2000, however the involvement of New Zealand governments in culture has a much longer history.

More about the history of Government involvement in culture.


Updated on 12th January 2017