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The beat goes on as Government renews support for musicians

2022 Aug 05

Beehive media release. Extension of Aotearoa Touring Programme supporting domestic musicians The Programme has supported more than 1,700 shows and over 250 artists New Zealand Music Commis…

Government takes another step to propel the arts sector to thrive

2022 Jul 27

Beehive media release  The Government has today opened the Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund, the first stage of a new approach to cultural sector funding designed to support strategic,1sector-le…

Ainsley Walter appointed as Chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board

2022 Jul 07

Beehive media release. Ainsley Walter has been appointed as Chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) Board for a three-year term, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Carmel1Sepul…

Alastair Carruthers appointed as Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission

2022 Jul 06

Beehive media release. Alastair Carruthers has been appointed as Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) with his term starting 1 October 2022, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carm…

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 …

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