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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.

Current funding opportunities 

The following funding opportunities are currently open: 
 

Te Tahua Āki Auahatanga | Innovation Fund
Date opened: 31 March 2021
For more information and to apply

Cultural Institutions and Events
Part of the CARE fund
Dates opened: 31 March 2021
For more information and to apply

Mātauranga Māori Marae Ora Fund
Part of the Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku Programme
Opened: 12 February 2021
Closes:  round one closed 24 March 2021; round two closes 26 May 2021
For more information and to apply


Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme initiatives

 

               

Cross-sector initiatives

These initiatives deliver support across the sector.  They include initiatives which will create new employment and skill development opportunities, promote innovation and enhance New Zealanders access to inspiring cultural experiences. Find out more…


 

Arts

Find out about funding for Creative NZ to support the sector and retain our critical arts infrastructure. Find out more…


 

Heritage

Find out about our Museum Hardship Fund and the direct support we’re providing to New Zealand heritage organisations. Find out more…


 

Music

Find out more about the New Zealand Music Recovery Fund and what support is available for the music sector, including venues. Find out more…


 

Mātauranga Māori 

Find out more about the initiatives we are implementing to support iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori communities to protect their mātauranga and taonga. Find out more…


 

Pasifika

Learn more about the funding we have available for Pasifika festivals in New Zealand. You’ll also find information about the project that will establish a New Zealand Fale Malae. Find out more…


 

Screen

Learn more about the funding we have available for New Zealand's screen sector, including initiatives to stimulate the domestic screen industry. Find out more…


Updated on 29th September 2021