March 5, 2010


Creative New Zealand has embarked on its scheduled review of the Recurrently Funded Organisations (RFOs). This is the third of three funding programme reviews that Creative New Zealand undertook to complete as part of its 2007-2010 Strategic Plan.

The purpose of the RFO Review is to understand how our current investment in RFOs is helping to achieve Creative New Zealand’s priorities. The review is to make recommendations for improvement and change in the process and composition of the RFO portfolio as well as consider investment levels.

Review of Recurrently Funded Organisations Discussion Paper is being circulated as part of the review consultation process. It is being sent to RFOs, a range of RFO funders, the wider arts sector and is also available at

Discussion Paper

The paper outlines four potential approaches to Creative New Zealand’s long-term investment in arts organisations, as well as improvements for a proposed multi-year funding programme.

Creative New Zealand is seeking feedback on four key areas:

·    Alternative approaches to the funding model
·    The purpose and eligibility requirements for multi-year funding
·    Priorities for investing in arts infrastructure
·    The introduction of funding formulae as an element of investment decision-making. 

At the end of the paper you will find a questionnaire that seeks feedback on ideas raised in the paper. The questionnaire includes a mix of tick-box questions and open ended questions. 

The deadline for receiving feedback is 23 April 2010

How to provide feedback on the discussion paper

Wellington consulting firm Martin Jenkins and Associates is coordinating the feedback on the discussion paper for Creative New Zealand.

If you wish to provide feedback please email and they will you send a personalised link to an online version of the questionnaire. Before completing the questionnaire we ask that you read the discussion paper.

Each personalised link is intended for a single response.

If you are unable to complete the questionnaire online you may post a hard copy of the completed questionnaire to MartinJenkins at:
RFO Review
PO Box 5256

Further information

Further information on the RFO Review and a stand-alone copy of the questionnaire are available on the Creative New Zealand website

You may also email any questions about this process or the RFO Review to  

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