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Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme recipients

The Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme is a fund of up to $22.5 million to help provide confidence for the arts and culture events sector to continue organising their events in the coming summer months.

The Scheme is about providing certainty for event organisers, confidence for vaccinated New Zealanders to attend and enjoy events, and reassurance for artists and crew that they can get paid if their events can’t go ahead as planned. It provides cover for event organisers to be able to recoup the non-recoverable losses of an event which is unable to be delivered at the scheduled time and location due to the event location being at ‘Red’ in the COVID-19 Protection Framework or under a government mandated local lockdown.

Support of up to $300,000 is available per eligible event. Events must be scheduled to take place between 17 December 2021 and 3 April 2022.

To be covered by the Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme, event organisers must register their event with Manatū Taonga and have received confirmation of their event’s eligibility in advance of the scheduled event date. Event organisers can register their summer event now.

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List of Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme approved recipients

The following events have been registered and event organisers have received confirmation that they are eligible to receive financial support from the Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme, should they not be able to deliver the events due to their event location shifting to ‘Red’ under the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

Updated 21 January 2022

Event  Organiser Location(s)
Ending HIV Big Gay Out New Zealand AIDS Foundation Auckland
Good as Gold Festival Thomas Bowey Limited Auckland
Nightside - 12 hour day to night rave Cameron Bavin Auckland
Shakespeare in the Park 2022 Shoreside Theatre Incorporated Auckland
Silent Night Deadly Night - all ages Christmas Show Robert Mahoney Auckland
The Auckland Art Show Jackfish Ltd Auckland
The Others Way The Others Way Limited Auckland
Gopal Bhatia presents Magical Pancham Gopal Krishna Bhatia Auckland
Britomart Block Party NYE 2021 BHC TRADING LIMITED Auckland
Haus of Yolo The Dust Palace Productions Ltd Auckland
APO concerts in February and March 2022 Auckland Philharmonia Trust Auckland
Highlife New Years Eve Festival 2021 Highlife Entertainment Limited Auckland
Groove in the Grapes 2022 Velocity Consulting Group Ltd trading as Turanga Creek Wedding and Events Auckland
Island Time Endeavour Live Limited Auckland
Lychee Baybee All My Friends Limited Auckland
Auckland Pride Festival Auckland Pride Festival Inc Auckland
Olive Copperbottom: a Dickensian tale of love, gin and the pox Penelope Ashton Auckland
California 90s tribute tour Waxstar Ltd Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Waxstar Ltd Auckland, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty 
K Motionz Endeavour Live Limited Auckland, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington
1991 Endeavour Live Limited Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown-Lakes
Waterbourne / Sub Focus Endeavour Live Limited Bay of Plenty
The Seafarer's Playground Events Innovated Ltd Bay of Plenty
CSO presents Raiders of the Lost Ark Christchurch Symphony Trust Canterbury
Lamb & Hayward Masterworks - Dangerous Liaisons Christchurch Symphony Trust Canterbury
Jesus Christ Superstar Ashburton Performing Arts Theatre Trust Canterbury
Rolling Meadows Sub180 Entertainment Ltd Canterbury
Art Deco Festival Napier 2022 Art Deco Trust Incorporated Hawke’s Bay
Sub Focus Napier Endeavour Live Limited Hawke’s Bay
The Magic Flute Festival Opera Ltd Hawke's Bay
Pirate Kai The Drama Workshop Ltd Hawke's Bay and Wellington
Golden Sounds Endeavour Live Limited Marlborough
Havelock Mussel Festival  Havelock Mussel Festival Incorporated Marlborough
Adam Summer Celebration Nelson Music Festival Trust Nelson
The Nutcracker Primarily Dance Trust Nelson
The Nutcracker Primarily Dance Trust Nelson
Footloose Whangarei Theatre Company Inc Northland
Dimension Festival Phat Productions Trading Ltd Northland
BOI Music Festival Jacman Entertainment Ltd Northland
Sub Focus Dunedin Endeavour Live Limited Otago
Aspiring Conversations Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust Queenstown-Lakes
Hybrid Minds & Koven - Queenstown Trademark Live Limited Queenstown-Lakes
King Beats Charity Music Festival King Beats Festival Limited Queenstown-Lakes
Arrowtown Burns Supper and Ceilidh Dance Electrotechnical Service Ltd Queenstown-Lakes
Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival Aronui Arts Festival Charitable Trust Rotorua
Yatra Festival 2022 Spacecraft Studio Ltd Tasman
Fields Festival Remix Media Ltd Waikato
Club Festivus Live Nation Australasia Pty Ltd Waikato
That weekend TFB Productions Ltd Waikato
Coro Summer Fest Matthew Sephton Waikato 
The Beach Ball with Broods, Flamingo Pier & Imugi An Emerald City LTD Waikato, Tasman, Taranaki, Bay of Plenty and Northland
Let it go - the songs of Frozen in concert  Showcase Entertainment Group Ltd Wairarapa, Wellington, Tasman and Christchurch
The Greatest Drag Show Alexander Kachfi Wellington
Soho Cinders The Wellington Footlights Society Incorporated Wellington
Sub Focus Wellington Endeavour Live Limited Wellington
Mako Road Eccles Entertainment Ltd Wellington
Lunar New Year Festival - Wellington 2022 Asian Events Trust Wellington
Amici Ensembe with Jian Liu Waikanae Music Society Incorporated Wellington 
The Performance Arcade 2022 The Performance Arcade Trust Wellington 
Tora Bombora festival Louis Murphy-Harris Wellington 
Chase and Status, Hybrid Minds, Koven & more Trademark Live Limited Wellington 

Updated on 21st January 2022