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Funding NZ Culture

We fund 18 organisations across the cultural spectrum, from NZ On Air to the Antarctic Heritage Trust.  Find out more about these agencies and funded outcomes for broadcasting in 'Agencies we fund'.   For details about how to apply for contestable Ministry grants, view 'Ministry grants & awards'. For details about funding the Ministry receives, visit the 'About the Ministry' section.

New Zealand Oral History Awards

Projects submitted for consideration should contribute significantly to our understanding of NZ's past and its people. Awards are made to individuals, groups or communities such as a 2005 Waitakere Libraries project on Crown Lynn. Applications for the 2017 round of NZOH Awards close on 31 May 2017.

Crowd funding

Increasingly people are using crowd funding as a way of obtaining financial support and reaching new audiences. Learn about NZ crowd funding platforms which support the cultural sector.

Heritage EQUIP Funding

The Heritage Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme (Heritage EQUIP) is a new initiative to assist private owners of nationally significant heritage buildings that are earthquake-prone.

Funding sources

Details about potential funding sources within the arts, culture and heritage sector along with advice for crowd funding and fundraising.

Agencies we fund

We manage government funding provided to some of New Zealand's most iconic and popular cultural organisations ranging from the Royal NZ Ballet to Heritage New Zealand.