Tags : Arts and Crafts

New Pilot to unlock cultural potential in communities

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni today announced Manatū Taonga (Ministry for Culture and Heritage) is now accepting applications from cultural sector organisations to host cultural activators in eight communities around Aotearoa. “This pilot, as part of Te Tahua Whakahaumaru (Creative Arts Recovery and Employment Fund), aims to build their creative skills, and connect them […]readmore

Inspiring creativity through cultural installations and events

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni has today announced the opening of the first round of Ngā Puninga Toi ā-Ahurea me ngā Kaupapa Cultural Installations and Events. “Creating jobs and helping the arts sector rebuild and recover continues to be a key part of the Government’s COVID-19 response,” Carmel Sepuloni says. “Today’s announcement is focused on […]readmore

Future-proofing arts, culture and heritage sector to adapt and thrive

 Hon Carmel SepuloniMinister for Arts, Culture and Heritage  31 March 2021 PĀNUI PĀPĀHOMEDIA STATEMENT  Future-proofing arts, culture and heritage sector to adapt and thrive Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni today announced the details of the first round of the Cultural Sector Innovation Fund, which includes a new approach to supporting bold ideas.  The Innovation Fund will be […]readmore

More schools and kura delivering creative experiences

More schools and kura are helping inspire students to get creative and be involved in the arts through the second round of Creatives in Schools, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.  Another 143 schools and kura are set to begin creative projects this year. Of these, 10 are from kura and one is from a New […]readmore

New creative service aims to benefit 1,000 peoples’ careers

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Social Development Hon Carmel Sepuloni today launched a new Creative Careers Service, which is expected to support up to 1,000 creatives, across three regions over the next two years. The new service builds on the most successful aspects of the former Pathways to Arts and Cultural Experience (PACE) […]readmore

Nationwide community events for Waitangi Day 2021

Community events from Northland to Southland and from the West Coast to the Chatham Islands will draw people together to commemorate Waitangi Day, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Carmel Sepuloni said today.“Thirty-four grants totalling $288,000 have gone to organisations throughout Aotearoa to support events commemorating the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and […]readmore

Labour to make Matariki a public holiday

Supports calls from New Zealanders for a uniquely New Zealand holiday that reflects growing interest in our history ●      A group of experts will help determine an exact date for the winter holiday but we expect it will always fall on a Monday or a Friday within Matariki ●      Beginning in 2022 to give businesses time to […]readmore

Funding for Whangārei’s infrastructure projects revealed

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced details of a multimillion-dollar investment in Whangārei for infrastructure projects that will help it recover from the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 200 jobs are expected to be created through the $26 million investment from the Government’s rejuvenation package aimed at kick-starting the post COVID-19 […]readmore

More support for Sarjeant Gallery

Whanganui’s Sarjeant Gallery will receive an investment of up to $12 million administered by the Provincial Growth Fund to support its redevelopment, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. The project is included in a $3 billion infrastructure pipeline announced by Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Shane Jones yesterday. “Whanganui District Council will use the funding […]readmore