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An overview

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

People gathering at the 2017 Anzac Day National Commemoration held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

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 22nd June 2017