Creative Kiwis and cockies are among the beneficiaries of government decisions announced yesterday.
The creative crowd was given support amounting to $95 million (or so), announced by Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern, who said thousands of artists and creatives at hundreds of cultural and heritage organisations have been given much-needed support to recover from the impact of COVID-19.
“The cultural sector was amongst the worst hit by the global pandemic,” Jacinda Ardern said.
The grand total was not highlighted in the press statement but these numbers help us work it out –
$25 million for Creative New Zealand
$1.4 million for the Antarctic Heritage Trust
$11.364 million to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
$18 million for the Museum of New Zealand Te papa Tongarewa
$2 million for the Museum Hardship Fund to be administered by Te Papa
$31.8 million for Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (including funding to prevent the loss of the audio and visual collection which is rapidly deteriorating)
$2.03 million for Royal New Zealand Ballet
$4 million for Waitangi National Trust Board Continue reading “The Beehive pumps out more millions – some of it for the cultural sector but a bigger lump to clean up waterways”