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.

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, engaged with the sector on our draft approach for the Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund in September.

Read a summary of the themes from the feedback we received:

We’re using this feedback to inform the detailed design of the funds. The Capability Fund is now open. We’ll share more details about the CARE and Innovation funds when settings are finalised.


Te Tahua Whakakaha | Cultural Sector Capability Fund

The Cultural Sector Capability Fund supports the cultural sector to adapt to the COVID-19 environment by funding activities that build skills and knowledge, and provide access to advice, services, tools and resources. 

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

  • $12 million over two years in a contestable fund managed by Manatū Taonga
  • $8 million over two years ($2 million each) that has already 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 is now accepting applications for round one of the Capability Fund. Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 9 February 2021. 
 
Round one provides funding for cultural sector leadership organisations to deliver projects that build the capability of sector practitioners, organisations and businesses. 
 

Read a summary of the themes from the feedback we received:


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, talent 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 engaged with the sector on our draft approach for the CARE Fund in September. We’re now using the feedback we received to inform the detailed design of the fund. At this stage, we expect the CARE Fund to open in early 2021.

Read a summary of the themes from the feedback we received:


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 include 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 engaged with the sector on our draft approach for the Innovation Fund in September. We’re now using the feedback we received to inform the detailed design of the fund. At this stage, we expect the Innovation Fund to open in early 2021.

Read a summary of the themes from the feedback we received:


Creative Careers Service

Manatū Taonga and the Ministry for Social Development have partnered to design a new career service for creatives. It 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 from early in 2021, Waikato and Nelson from the early half of 2021. The pilot will build on the most successful aspects of the former Pathways to Arts and Cultural Employment (PACE) programme. It focuses on developing the areas of business management, contract negotiation, marketing, networking, applying for funding, and linking people to employment opportunities.

It will be available to both arts and creative job seekers (whether receiving a benefit or not) and established creative sector workers affected by the impact of COVID-19. Keen participants will need a qualification or work experience in the creative sector.

Lastest update

  • Successful providers in the first pilot region of Auckland are Depot Artspace, The Big Idea, and Ngahere Communities.
  • Providers are now setting up the service ready to open to participants in Auckland in early 2021.

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 have now closed.
  • Successful schools and kura are expected to be confirmed by late November.

 


Updated on 22nd January 2021