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Funding NZ Culture

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'. For details about funding the Ministry receives, visit the 'About the Ministry' section.

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! will open in mid 2021.

Heritage EQUIP Funding

Heritage EQUIP provides advice and funding to help building owners strengthen their earthquake prone heritage buildings - the next funding round closes on 29 March 2021.

Funding sources

Details about potential funding sources within the arts, culture and heritage sector along with advice for crowd funding and fundraising.