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We fund 18 organisations across the cultural spectrum, from NZ On Air to the Antarctic Heritage Trust. Find out more about these agencies and funded outcomes for broadcasting in 'Agencies we fund'. For details about how to apply for contestable Ministry grants, view 'Ministry grants & awards'.

Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme

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.

Agencies we fund

We manage government funding provided to some of New Zealand's most iconic and popular cultural organisations ranging from the Royal NZ Ballet to Heritage NZ.

Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho, New Zealand Oral History Awards

The next round of Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho Oral History Awards – Piki Ake! Kake Ake! applications closes on 15 October.

New Zealand History Research Trust

The New Zealand History Research Trust Fund offers financial assistance for projects that will significantly enhance the understanding of NZ's past. The next round of applications closes on 15 October.

Media Sector Support

Working with the sector, Government looks at how support for the media sector can be shaped and implemented in the short and long term.