Cross-sector initiatives


There are a range of initiatives within the Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme designed to deliver cross-sector support.


Te Tahua Whakamarohi i te Rāngai Ahurea | Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund

The Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund comprises three new cross-sector initiatives with a longer-term focus: The Cultural Sector Capability Fund, the Creative Arts Recovery and Employment (CARE) Fund and the Cultural Sector Innovation Fund.

Collectively, these three initiatives provide $150 million in support for the cultural sector to create new employment and skill development opportunities, promote innovation and enhance New Zealanders access to inspiring cultural experiences.
 


Te Tahua Whakakaha | Cultural Sector Capability Fund

The Cultural Sector Capability Fund will enhance cultural organisations and business’ ability to deliver to New Zealand and international audiences during COVID-19 alert levels and border restrictions.

This fund makes available $20 million over two years. This includes:

  • $12 million over two years in a contestable fund managed by Mānatu Taonga
  • $8 million over two years ($2 million each) has been allocated to national cultural funding agencies – Creative New Zealand, NZ Film Commission, NZ Music Commission and NZ On Air – to enable them to support capability in their part of the sector.

Latest update

Manatū Taonga sought public feedback on the draft approach for the Capability Fund between 9-22 September. This feedback is currently being analysed and will help shape the final design of the fund.

Find out about the draft approach


Te Tahua Whakahaumaru | Creative Arts Recovery and Employment (CARE) Fund

The Creative Arts Recovery and Employment (CARE) Fund will create employment and training opportunities, ensure vital skills, talents and creative infrastructure are not lost, and maintain and expand public access to creative and cultural experiences.

This fund makes available $70 million in contestable funding over three years.

This fund is being developed and managed directly by Manatū Taonga.

Latest Update

Manatū Taonga sought public feedback on the draft approach for the CARE Fund between 9-22 September. This feedback is currently being analysed and will help shape the final design of the fund.

Find out about the draft approach


Te Tahua Āki Auahatanga | Cultural Sector Innovation Fund

The Cultural Sector Innovation Fund will encourage innovative practice and partnership to change the way cultural content is made available to audiences, helping to create a more resilient and sustainable sector. This fund will have a strong focus on supporting projects that encourage the protection, transmission and retention of Mātauranga Māori.  

This fund makes available $60 million in contestable funding over three years.

This fund is being developed and managed directly by Manatū Taonga.

Latest Update

Manatū Taonga sought public feedback on the draft approach for the Innovation Fund between 9-22 September. This feedback is currently being analysed and will help shape the final design of the fund.

Find out about the draft approach

 


Career Support for Creatives

Manatū Taonga and the Ministry for Social Development have partnered to design a new Creative Career Service. The service will support people back into employment in the creative sector, or develop and extend the skills of those who work in the sector but have lost income due to COVID-19.

$7.9 million of funding over four years will enable a pilot in three regions – Auckland, Waikato and Nelson. The pilot will build on the most successful aspects of the former Pathways to Arts and Cultural Employment (PACE) programme.

Latest update

  • Work on the design of the new service is progressing. The first pilot is expected to start in Auckland in November 2020. Pilots in Waikato and Nelson will follow in the first half of 2021.
  • A tender process for service providers interested in being part of the pilots closed on 9 October 2020. 

Creatives in Schools

Creatives in Schools supports artists and creative practitioners to partner with schools and kura to share their specialist skills and knowledge with students.

An additional $4 million over four years was allocated to this programme through Budget 2020.

This initiative is delivered by the Ministry of Education working in partnership with Manatū Taonga and Creative New Zealand. More information is available on the Ministry of Education website.

Latest update

Applications for 2021 projects closed on Sunday 20 September.  Successful schools and kura will be confirmed by late November.

 


Updated on 12th October 2020