COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges for Aotearoa. The cultural sector has been hit particularly hard. As part of the COVID-19 Recovery Budget, the Government made a landmark investment to help ensure the sector not only survives – it adapts and thrives.
The Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme announced in May 2020 included more than 25 initiatives designed to deliver short-term relief as well as longer-term support for the sector.
Manatū Taonga led the suite of initiatives in partnership with funded agencies and sector stakeholders, to deliver the total of $495 million over four years. This included both short-term relief and emergency relief to respond to the Delta and Omicron outbreaks.
Current funding opportunities
Te Tahua Whakamarohi i te Rāngai Ahurea
Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund
The Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund is designed to support the arts, culture and heritage sectors to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and thrive. It will support strategic, sector-led initiatives, that will have lasting benefits for arts, culture, and heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme
This scheme gives arts and cultural sector event organisers the confidence to plan and deliver events right through to the end of January 2023.
Previous funds and other initiatives
Who got funded
Manatū Taonga online portal – privacy statement
This privacy statement tells users of Manatū Taonga’s online application portal Enquire™ (Portal), how we use the personal information that we collect.
Delta and Omicron response packages
Information about the closed Delta and Omicron response packages
Updated on 3rd August 2022