September 29, 2021
CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND WELCOMES ADDITIONAL $5 MILLION FROM GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THE ARTS SECTOR THROUGH DELTA
29 Sep 2021
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni announced today that the Government is providing a targeted support package of reprioritised funding to help the arts and culture sector respond to the challenges of the Delta variant.
The Government has brought forward $37.5 million which will span across protecting jobs and supporting at-risk organisations, key infrastructure, artists, sole-traders, creatives and projects, as well as a future-focused fund aimed at providing certainty for performances and events.
The package includes both emergency funds offering short-term relief, as well as medium-term support. Part of the package to provide short-term relief includes a $10 million funding boost to cultural agencies to enable them to support at-risk organisations, key infrastructure, artists and projects. [More]