COVID-19 presented unprecedented challenges for Aotearoa which hit the cultural sector 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.
- Fourth and Final Round of Regeneration Fund announced - 10 July 2023
- Third Round of Regeneration Fund announced - 2 June 2023
- Thanks for the feedback - 27 April 2023
- Voice your views on Artist Resale Royalty - 13 April 2023
- Round 3 Regeneration Fund feedback now live - 7 March 2023
- Cyclone Gabrielle update - 16 February 2023
- Arts and Culture Covid Recovery - 3 February 2023
There are no more funding opportunities available for Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme initiatives.
The Ministry’s annual grants and awards are the only ongoing funding opportunities available from the Ministry.
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 supports strategic, sector-led initiatives, that will have lasting benefits for arts, culture, and heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand.
This fund is now closed. View the full list of initiatives funded through the Regeneration Fund here.
Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku programme
The Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku programme provides $24.5 million over three years to fund at least 18 diverse initiatives which will support iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori communities to safeguard at-risk mātauranga.
Previous funds and other initiatives
Who got funded
Updated on 11th July 2023