Kia rapahoe te uru, anō he matimati nō Tangaroa ā te Toi
When the blade of the steering paddle plunges into the water, it becomes the creative fingers of Tangaroa.

Te Tahua Āki Auahatanga
Innovation Fund

Te Urungi events

  • Manawatū Whanganui 30-31 October 2021
  • Te Matau-a-Māui Hawke's Bay 12-14 November 2021

  • Waikato 26-28 November 2021

  • Tauihu-o-te-Waka Marlborough and Whakatū, Nelson 10-12 December 2021

  • Note: Events are subject to COVID-19 alert levels. More information is available here.

COVID-19 has created many challenges for those in arts, culture and heritage. The Cultural Sector Innovation Fund provides $60 million over three years to support innovative projects that improve the sustainability and resilience of the sector, provide commercial opportunities, and improve access and participation. 

The first phase of support from the Innovation Fund has been delivered through a nationwide events series, Te Urungi: Innovating Aotearoa.   These immersive, collaborative events are designed to harness our collective creative energy and innovative spirit to fuel bold ideas that enable arts, culture, and heritage to adapt and thrive. 

However, in light of the COVID-19 disruption, Manatū Taonga is creating an online format so Te Urungi can continue to reach across the rohe to support the arts and culture sector even during COVID-19 alert level escalations.

At alert levels above 1, Te Urungi will be replicated online.

Overview of Te Urungi: Innovating Aotearoa

Te Urungi: Innovating Aotearoa Events Schedule


Whakapā mai ki a mātou
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For all queries, please contact the Manatū Taonga team at [email protected]