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Impacts, measures and targets

How will we demonstrate success?

Outlined over the next few pages are the activities we are undertaking in order to contribute to achievement of each sector shift.

In order to identify whether progress is being made against the desired shifts, we have identified measures which help to indicate the changes we are bringing about. These indicators help us measure our progress towards the intended outcomes. The Ministry’s work programme, together with activities across the sector, is planned to deliver progress against these sector shifts.

We have selected these progress indicators, taking into account data availability. Where possible, we have provided a baseline for the indicators by showing trends in the data available. We will report on our progress against these indicators in our annual reports. However, as the indicators are medium to long term, we expect progress on most of them only over a four to ten-year timeframe. Data may not be available each year and therefore we will report new information where it is available.

As well as the Ministry’s efforts, progress will also depend on external factors and will be particularly affected by economic challenges in the current climate.

Our annual reports will also report on our output performance indicators, as projected in the Estimates documents covering Vote Arts, Culture & Heritage and Vote Sport & Recreation. 

Fostering inclusive New Zealand identity

New Zealanders have a strong sense of attachment to New Zealand, value diversity, and are actively participating in our cultural life and democracy. New Zealand identity is strong globally.

Fostering NZ Culture

Supporting Māori cultural aspirations

Iwi-Māori, Manatū Taonga/Ministry for Culture and Heritage and other cultural sector organisations have strengthened capacity to advance Māori cultural aspirations for the benefit of Māori and for all New Zealanders.

Fostering NZ Culture

Front-footing transformative technology

New Zealand creative practitioners and organisations have mastered skills and capabilities to front-foot technological innovation. There is greater scope to select and manage production, distribution and access. New Zealand is recognised as a leader in enabling ease of access to and re-use of creative content.

Front-footing transformative technology

Improving cultural asset sustainability

There is greater clarity on the most valuable cultural assets and priorities for investing in cultural infrastructure (tangible and intangible) over time within available resources.

Improving cultural asset sustainability

Measuring and maximising public value

Decision-making and choices in resourcing cultural infrastructure and cultural activity are better informed by data, evidence and understanding of the public value of culture.

Measuring and maximising public value

Updated on 30th November 2015