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Creatives in Schools Round 4 open for applications

2022 Jun 17

Beehive media release. Kura and schools around New Zealand can start applying for Round 4 of the Creatives in Schools programme, Minister for Education Chris Hipkins and Minister for Arts, Culture…

Toi Māori takes centre stage in Government investment in culture and heritage

2022 May 31

Beehive media release. Government investment into culture and heritage will ensure the sector continues to flourish with a focus on resilience, sustainability, and mātauranga Māori, Associate1Mi…

Budget 2022 supports resilient and sustainable cultural sector

2022 May 19

Beehive media release. More than $185 million to help build a resilient cultural sector as it continues to adapt to the challenges coming out of COVID-19. Support cultural sector agencies to…

Government’s support delivers path to recovery for arts and culture sector

2022 May 13

Beehive Media Release 295 events covering at least 607 performances that have had to cancel or suffered losses due to COVID-19 have had their costs reimbursed, with total support paid out to eve…

Celebrating an illustrious 50 years of kapa haka and waiata at Te Matatini

2022 Apr 14

Beehive media release. The world’s largest kapa haka festival Te Matatini has thrived over its 50-year journey, showcasing the brilliance of Māori performing arts and world-leading1kaihaka.  …

Government takes action to give Arts and Culture sector certainty

2022 Apr 08

Beehive media release. The Government is extending the Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme to cover new and recurring events from 15 June 2022 to 31 January 2023. “The Government recognises …

Innovation leading Aotearoa’s arts and culture recovery

2022 Apr 06

Beehive media release. The Government’s ground-breaking COVID-19 recovery programme Te Urungi: Innovating Aotearoa is continuing to revitalise arts and culture through innovation in more regio…

The brilliance of Kiwi opera shines bright with big win at the Grammy Awards

2022 Apr 04

Beehive media release. The Government congratulates New Zealand tenor Simon O’Neill for his double nomination and big win of the Grammy for Best Choral Performance for his performance as Doctor1…

Star power shines for Kiwi screen sector after Oscars win

2022 Mar 28

Beehive media release. The Arts and Economic Development Ministers say the New Zealand screen sector can take a bow after The Power of the Dog won the coveted Best Director Oscar at today’s1Ac…

Spotlight on Kiwi film The Power of the Dog

2022 Mar 27

Beehive media release. A New Zealand delegation has headed to Los Angeles to lift the profile of our screen sector as Kiwi co-production The Power of the Dog goes up against the world’s best1f…

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