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International cultural diplomacy

International cultural diplomacy

This covers the management and delivery of an international cultural diplomacy programme through a series of projects and activities primarily focused on Asia, and in particular North Asia.

Budget service standard
2009/10

Achieved
2009/10

Cultural diplomacy projects

Estimated number of projects completed

Projects on time

Projects on budget*

6

100%

100%

6

100%

67%

     

Three key changes to the Cultural Diplomacy International Programme took place at the end of June as a result of a Cabinet decision:

A 5-year (1 July 2010 to 30 June 2015) multi-year appropriation of $9.74m was established to replace the existing single-year appropriation.

The purpose of this new appropriation is to focus projects and activities on Asia, and especially on countries with which New Zealand is pursuing free trade agreements (DOM Min (10) 9/1).

Funds amounting to $890,000 were transferred from 2009/10 to 2010/11 for projects supporting Rugby World Cup Festival activities in New Zealand.

* Two of the six projects were over budget. This was approved before additional expenditure was incurred.

Operating expenses

 

$000

Carving and gifting of pou at New Zealand Expo, Shanghai

232

Five-part television documentary series on Rewi Alley

200

‘Destination NZ’ – performances in Manila by a jazz vocalist to promote NZ as a tourist destination

20

Performances at the Java Jazz festival in Jakarta by Nathan Haines and band to increase NZ’s profile

41

Establishment of a travelling New Zealand film library

27

Short Film Festival, Japan

30

China Rugby Co-operation Project1

8

New Zealand Youth Choir Tour2

14

Total projects delivered

572

Ministry for Culture and Heritage administration costs

222

Total operating expenses

794

 

1Expenditure relates to Stage 1 only; Stage 2 to be completed in 2010/11.

2Expenditure relates to one concert of a seven concert tour to be completed in 2010/11.

Financial performance – international cultural diplomacy

Actual 2008/09

$000

 

Actual 2009/10

$000

Main Estimates 2009/10
$000

Supp. Estimates 2009/10

$000

1,879

Revenue Crown

799

1,689

1,689

1

Revenue other

3

1

2

1,880

Total revenue

802

1,690

1,691

1,520

Total expenses

794

1,690

1,691

360

Surplus/(deficit)

8

 

Major variances are explained in the Financial Statements: Note 17.


Updated on 23rd July 2015