The Arts and Culture Recovery Programme has strong links with the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (CCRP).  The CCRP outlines the future development of central Christchurch.  A series of anchor projects will help optimise the development and layout of a revitalised centre.  Anchor projects included in this Programme are Art by the River Te Papa Ōtākaro / Avon River Precinct (Art Trail), the Performing Arts Precinct and the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.

The key projects supported by central and local government are grouped below under the following categories:

185 Empty Chairs memorial, 26 February 2012; by Andy Palmer

Source: image by Andy Palmer

In addition to this central government will continue to provide funding assistance to arts practitioners and organisations, primarily through CNZ.  It also has a particular interest in CBD anchor projects such as the Canterbury National Earthquake Memorial and the Performing Arts Precinct.  MCH will lead policy work and sector consultation on future storage options for cultural heritage collections in greater Christchurch in the long term once the temporary Recovery Centre at Wigram closes.  MCH is working with Canterbury Museum, which holds collections of national significance, on its future needs.

Local government is leading earthquake strengthening and rebuild projects for key cultural facilities across greater Christchurch such as the Christchurch Art Gallery. 

Updated on 23rd July 2015