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Funding NZ Culture

We fund 18 organisations across the cultural spectrum, from NZ On Air to the Antarctic Heritage Trust.  Find out more about these agencies and funded outcomes for broadcasting in 'Agencies we fund'.   For details about how to apply for contestable Ministry grants, view 'Ministry grants & awards'. For details about funding the Ministry receives, visit the 'About the Ministry' section.

Regional Culture and Heritage Fund

The call for applications to the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF) is now open, with applications closing on Friday 10 March 2017.

Agencies we fund

We manage government funding provided to some of New Zealand's most iconic and popular cultural organisations ranging from the Royal NZ Ballet to Heritage New Zealand.

New Zealand Oral History Awards

Applications for the 2017 round of NZOH Awards close on 31 May 2017.

Crowd funding

Increasingly people are using crowd funding as a way of obtaining financial support and reaching new audiences. Learn about NZ crowd funding platforms which support the cultural sector.

Funding sources

Details about potential funding sources within the arts, culture and heritage sector along with advice for crowd funding and fundraising.