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May 2016
This evaluation assess how effectively Creative New Zealand’s three-year Creative Giving Pilot grew the capability and capacity of arts and cultural organisations to source and increase funding from the private sector.
May 2016
Gauging the Impacts of Post-Disaster Arts and Culture Initiatives in Christchurch – a Literature Review, was prepared by Life in Vacant Spaces Charitable Trust for the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. The objective of the literature review was to gather and assess existing research on the impacts arts and culture activity has had on cultural, social, health and economic wellbeing in the...
17 Dec 2015
Sistema is a social intervention programme working in many countries based on the El Sistema model, initiated in Venezuela in 1975. The programme uses music as a vehicle for social transformation by assisting the students involved to improve their educational and social outcomes. Sistema Aotearoa is a pilot programme operating in Otara to provide children and young people from low socio-...
Aug 2015
The Discussion Document Content Regulation in a Converged World outlines the Government’s approach to supporting and regulating the production of media content, and invites submissions on a range of options designed to ensure our regulatory and policy settings are fit for purpose and up to date in light of the convergence of previously separate sectors. It’s about  giving our regulatory and...
Apr 2015
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have carried out an initial review of the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG), introduced in April 2014. The one-year review found that the NZSPG’s first year has been successful, and early indications are that the grant’s economic, industry development, and cultural objectives are...
Mar 2015
Creative New Zealand and Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage share a mutual interest in achieving a better understanding of the contribution the arts make to New Zealand’s economy, and also in measuring the contribution more accurately. As a first step our two organisations commissioned Infometrics to gather information on the economic characteristics of the sector. While the...
Dec 2014
This report presents the key findings of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Giving and Sponsorship Survey 2012, which asked cultural organisations about the funding they received from main sources over the 2011/12 tax year.  We invited around 2,000 cultural organisations to take part in the survey and received 801 valid responses (a response rate of 40 percent). The findings in this...
Sep 2014
Ngā Hua A Tāne Rore :  the Benefits of Kapa Haka report was released on 3 December 2014. The report identifies that kapa haka plays an important role in the life of our nation. It is an unique part of our identity as New Zealanders and contributes positively to employment, economic growth, social cohesion, the acceptance and encouragement of diversity, and...
28 Mar 2014
The Christchurch Venue Overview and Assessment Report was commissioned by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage on advice from the Joint Agency Group (including representatives from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch City Council and Creative New Zealand).  Craig Cooper’s report provides an independent, expert view of the current situation regarding performing arts...
13 Mar 2014
Going Digital was a significant four-year programme that was responsible for driving the country's transition from analogue to digital television by the end of 2013.  It touched almost every household in a way that no other programme has since the introduction of decimal currency in 1967.  Viewers needed to buy equipment to make every television go digital, if they wanted to keep using...

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