Explore New Zealand culture past and present through our various websites and research reports. You'll find Ministry for Culture and Heritage publications plus research and website links from other cultural organisations.
Creative Spaces – impact of cultural recovery funding
Read a new Ministry report assessing the impact of the cultural recovery funding which supported 54 creative spaces. Cover image is of Jokani Coe performing in 'There is a Mountain inside my head' with Jolt. Photo taken by Charlie Rose, image courtesy of The Arts Centre.
Policy for Government Management of Cultural Heritage Places (2022)
The Policy for Government Management of Cultural Heritage Places directs Government & state sector agencies on how to conserve cultural heritage places in their care.
COVID-19 Cultural Recovery Programme Impacts Report 2021/22
The COVID-19 Cultural Recovery Programme Impacts Report 2021/22 looks at the impact of COVID-19 funding for the arts, culture, heritage, media sectors delivered between June 2021 & July 2022.
Valuing the Arts research report (Dec 2022)
This joint research project examines the arts’ contribution to social inclusion and wellbeing in Aotearoa NZ and Australia.
Cultural Participation in 2022
The research report Cultural Participation in 2022: Including the Impacts of COVID-19 follows the Ministry’s 2020 research on cultural participation.