Our arts organisations have been hit hard by COVID-19. The restrictions on public gatherings have had a particular impact. In addition to the new cross-sector initiatives, we are also supporting the arts sector through several sector-specific initiatives.

Retain core arts infrastructure and deliver arts projects in communities

Creative New Zealand receives an additional $25 million to support the creative sector through their Emergency Response Package. This includes $16 million to ensure the retention of critical arts infrastructure, keeping our arts institutions open and able to retain staff. Funding also ensures arts organisations are positioned to resume activity such as performances, events and exhibitions.

Support for Royal New Zealand Ballet 

The Royal New Zealand Ballet receives $2.031 million over three years to help them recover from the effects of COVID-19.


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Updated on 29th March 2021