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.
New Zealand Oral History Awards
Projects submitted for consideration should contribute significantly to our understanding of NZ's past and its people. Awards are made to individuals, groups or communities such as a 2005 Waitakere Libraries project on Crown Lynn. Applications for the 2017 round of NZOH Awards close on 31 May 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.
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.
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 28 April 2017 with decisions made by mid-June 2017.
Details about potential funding sources within the arts, culture and heritage sector along with advice for crowd funding and fundraising.