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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.

Heritage EQUIP Funding

A new fund to help support the retention of New Zealand’s built heritage has been announced by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry. Applications close on 10 February 2017. For more information about Heritage EQUIP and how to apply go to

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.

2017 successful applicants

List of successful 2017 applicants who have received support from the Ministry's Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund.

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.