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Introduction to Manatū Taonga and this Statement of Intent

Introduction to Manatū Taonga and this Statement of Intent

The Ministry and its role in the wider cultural sector

The Government makes a significant contribution to the broad cultural sector each year. In 2011/12, it is investing $367 million in arts, culture and heritage, broadcasting, and sport and recreation.

Manatū Taonga / Ministry for Culture and Heritage is the Government’s leading advisor on where to focus its investment in the cultural sector. The Ministry seeks to ensure that this money is invested as effectively and efficiently as possible, and that the Government’s priorities are met.

The Ministry also produces a range of high-quality cultural products itself.

Structure of this Statement of Intent

This Statement (after this Introduction) is divided into two parts:

Part 1. The cultural sector: Outcomes the Government is seeking for the sector

This shows the desired outcomes for the sector as a whole, and the impact indicators we are going to use.

Part 2. How Manatū Taonga’s work will contribute to cultural sector outcomes

This presents our plans for 2011–14, showing the impacts of our work on the sector outcomes and how we are going to assess our own performance.

How we use the word “culture”

This Statement of Intent uses the word “culture” in a broad way to include arts, heritage, the media, and sport and recreation. The word also includes Māori culture and the cultures of all New Zealand peoples.

What we include in the “cultural sector”

When this Statement of Intent refers to the “cultural sector” this includes publicly-funded organisations and individuals, commercial entities and private providers.


Updated on 23rd July 2015