Arts & Music Recovery Package

Yesterday, 28th May 2020, specific additional COVID support for the arts was announced by NZ Government. Today further detail has been disclosed, and this will be followed by more in the coming days.

**Specific support for the Events Sector based on the documents submitted to government by ETNZ and other organisations has yet to be announced, but we will keep you informed as we learn more.**

For now, this support includes:

  • Cultural Regeneration Initiatives (for which structure and eligibility criteria are still being developed; more information should be available in July at the latest):
    • Creative Arts Recovery and Employment Fund
    • Cultural Innovation Fund
    • Cultural Capability Fund
  • Careers Support for Creative Jobseekers
  • Support for arts infrastructure & community projects (additional funding to CNZ for their Emergency Response Package)
  • Support for RNZB
  • Museum Hardship Fund, administered by Te Papa
  • Further support for Heritage organisations/buildings
  • NZ Music Recovery Fund
  • Mātauranga Māori (including support for regional Kapa Haka competitions & 2021 festival)
  • Pasifika (including support for Pasifika festivals throughout NZ)

Read the full designation of funds and detail on each part of the above, visit the MCH.govt.nz website. Keep checking their page for further initiatives in the coming days.