The Ministry is organised into three branches.
Ministry staff at a social function celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2012.
We undertake the large number of activities that support our busy Ministry. These activities include communications, finance, human resources, information management and legal services.
More about Corporate Services.
We provide policy advice to the government on arts, culture, heritage, broadcasting, and sports and recreation. We do this by working on policy proposals, legislation and reviews that are significant to the sector. We also monitor the government's interests in the cultural sector agencies who receive crown funding. We offer additional support through our appointments and governance service.
More about Cultural Policy.
Our historians, writers, researchers and advisers help make information about New Zealand history easy to find and create opportunities for New Zealanders to engage with their heritage. We look after monuments and war graves throughout New Zealand.
More about Heritage Services.