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.
Regeneration Fund: First round of recipients announced - 28 October 2022
Promising start to Regeneration Fund sector feedback - 7 October 2022
Regeneration Fund feedback opportunity closes - 26 September 2022
Special bulletin: COVID-19 Protection Framework ends - 13 September 2022
Regeneration Fund Expressions of Interest closing soon - 2 September 2022
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.
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.
Pūtea Tautoko mō ngā Huihuinga Aro Toi
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
Updated on 14th November 2022