These questions and answers are for round one of Cultural Installations and Events that is closed. They are available for your reference.

Criteria for the second round of funding may change and will be available closer to it opening in late August 2021, along with updated questions and answers.

If your question isn’t answered below, you can contact the Manatū Taonga team at [email protected]

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About Cultural Installations and Events round one

Why fund cultural installations and events?

Funding installations and events will create employment and skill opportunities for cultural practitioners. It will bring culture and creativity to people in our communities, allowing more people to participate in our cultural sector. 

What types of cultural installations and events will be funded?

Funding is available to create installations and events. They must be free to experience and bring culture to people in our communities. They’ll need to be in easy to access spaces people regularly go or are easy to discover, such as community hubs, shopping malls, parks, beaches, marae, churches, reserves, or along a waterfront.

Installations and events must have an arts, culture or heritage focus, and can be presented in any medium.

Some examples include:

  • art exhibitions in shopping centres
  • Pacific dance and kapa haka events in churches or marae
  • kete weaving demonstrations on beaches that encourage people to join in
  • community hubs hosting local music events
  • light and sound installations under bridges that draw people to visit
  • museums taking heritage collections into a community library
  • a theatre performance in a city square that many people walk through
  • an interactive experience along a waterfront inspired by a New Zealand film.

Organisations based in venues with the primary purpose of providing cultural content (e.g. galleries, museums and theatres) are welcome to apply. However, for your project to be eligible, you are encouraged to think about how your cultural experience can be presented outside of your venue to bring culture to people in our communities.

How many rounds of funding for Cultural Installations and Events are there?

There are two rounds of Cultural Installations and Events funding in 2021. Round one is now closed. Round two is expected to open in late August for applications up to $100,000.

Can installations or events be presented online?

Each installation or event must have a physical component that people can view or engage with, but this can be supported by digital content. 

Can installations be temporary or permanent?

Installations can be temporary (up to six months) or permanent.

If your installation is permanent, ongoing maintenance or management, and associated costs, need to be planned for and have alternative funding sources. Evidence of this planning and funding will be required through the provision of a long-term maintenance plan, including a fully funded budget. 

Can I apply for funding for multiple events?

Yes, you can apply for funding for a single event or a series of events. Projects can include multiple components or activities. 

Each applicant can only make one application in round one.

Can I use ticketing if my location has a capacity limit? 

Ticketing can be used as a method to control audience size if your location has a capacity limit, as long as there is no cost to attend. 

How long do people have to create their installation or event?

Projects will need to be completed within 12 months of funding being received. 

What happens if there are cancellations or postponements due to Alert Level changes or weather? 

Projects that are impacted by weather or Alert Level changes can be rescheduled, but additional funding is not available to support rescheduling. If projects are unable to progress, recipients will need to work with Manatū Taonga so that committed expenses are paid and remaining funds returned to Manatū Taonga.

How was the cultural sector involved in designing the initiative? 

Manatū Taonga engaged with the sector on the draft approach for Te Tahua Whakahaumaru Creative Arts Recovery and Employment (CARE) Fund in September 2020 via an online survey and targeted focus groups. The feedback we received helped shape the final design of the Fund including the funding streams and initiatives selected. 


Eligibility for funding round one

Who is eligible to apply?

The funding is broadly available to cultural sector practitioners, collectives or organisations in Aotearoa. 

Can cultural venues like galleries and museums apply for this funding? 

Organisations based in venues with the primary purpose of providing cultural content (e.g. galleries, museums and theatres) are welcome to apply. However, for your project to be eligible, you are encouraged to think about how your cultural experience can be presented outside of your venue to bring culture to people in our communities. 

Can iwi, hāpu and marae organisations apply?

Yes, we encourage iwi, hāpu and marae organisations to consider applying for this funding.

Are central and local government agencies eligible for this funding?

No. This fund is not intended for central or local government agencies. Council-owned organisations and crown entities are eligible if they meet the criteria.

Can Creative New Zealand investment clients apply for this funding?

Yes. Creative New Zealand investment clients can apply for this funding, as long as they meet the criteria.  

Do organisations need to have a current legal status to apply?

No, applications are open to cultural sector organisations without legal status. Please note that if your organisation doesn’t have a current legal status, you will need to select an individual to enter into a contractual agreement with Manatū Taonga if your application is successful.

Can informal groups or collectives apply?

Yes, applications are open to groups or collectives of cultural sector practitioners. Please note that you will need to select an individual to enter into a contractual agreement with Manatū Taonga if your application is successful. 

Do you allow joint applications from two or more practitioners or organisations?

We encourage collaboration for greater collective benefit. However, applications need to be submitted by one cultural sector practitioner, group or collective, or organisation. 

Multiple practitioners may wish to apply as a group, but will need to select an individual to act as the project key contact and enter into a contractual agreement with Manatū Taonga if your application is successful.  

Are projects that receive funding from other sources, including other government funding, eligible for this funding?

Yes. You can apply to cover projects costs that are not already funded from other sources.

If I receive funding from Cultural Installations and Events, can I also apply for funding from other Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund initiatives?

Yes, receiving Cultural Installations and Events funding doesn’t impact your eligibility for other initiatives within the Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund, as long as you meet the criteria for those initiatives. 


Applying for funding round one

When can I apply for funding?

Round one of funding is closed.

Round two is expected to open in late August 2021. 

How do I apply for funding?

Round one of funding is closed.

Can I make more than one application in round one?

No, each applicant can only make one application in round one. If you receive funding in round one, you cannot apply again in round two for any project. 

If I apply in round one, am I eligible to apply again in round two?

If your round one application is unsuccessful, you can apply again in round two for the same or a different project. If you receive funding in round one, you cannot apply again in round two for any project. 


Evaluating applications round one

How will you prioritise applications during the evaluation and decision-making process? 

We will prioritise projects led by Māori and Pacific cultural sector organisations and practitioners.

We will also prioritise projects that support access for people with disabilities, provide skill development opportunities for practitioners such as mentoring, and create employment in the regions. 

What will be considered during evaluation?

The panel will be evaluating applications against the evaluation criteria listed in the Application Guide. 

The panel will also consider the project type and location to achieve a good spread of activities over Aotearoa.

Who will make decisions on which applications are funded? 

Eligible applications will be evaluated by a panel, administered by Manatū Taonga and including members with sector knowledge and expertise. Based on the evaluation panel recommendations, decisions on the allocation of funding will be made by Manatū Taonga.  

Will all successful applicants receive the full amount requested?  

The panel will consider applications against the funding outcomes and priorities and may make a recommendation to award a different level of funding than the amount applied for. Any proposed changes to the funding amount requested would be discussed with the applicant to confirm next steps.


Receiving funding round one

When will I find out if my application is successful?

We expect to communicate decisions to applicants in June 2021. We’ll keep applicants updated on progress and any changes to timing. 

When will I receive funding?

We expect to make payments to successful applicants from July 2021. We’ll keep applicants updated on progress and any changes to timing. 


About round two

Who will be eligible for funding in round two? 

The funding criteria and eligibility is expected to remain the same as round one, except for the higher funding available. Round two is for applications up to $100,000.

Can I apply in round two if I made a round one application? 

If your round one application is unsuccessful, you can apply again in round two for the same or a different project. If you receive funding in round one, you cannot apply again in round two for any project. 

When will round two open? 

Round two is expected to open in late August 2021. You can sign up to our e-newsletter for updates about future rounds.


Updated on 7th May 2021