Creative New Zealand is the national arts development agency developing, investing in and advocating for the arts.
Our vision is to help develop strong and dynamic New Zealand arts which are valued in Aotearoa and internationally. As we work towards this vision we are encouraged by the knowledge that New Zealanders are strong supporters of the arts.
Our research report New Zealanders and the Arts 2011 found:
Creative New Zealand’s Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 has identified four outcomes that are key features of a strong and dynamic arts environment. These are:
We are committed to achieving these outcomes by:
We operate a number of complementary funding programmes, ranging from investment funding for significant arts organisations, project-based grants to individuals and organisations, through to funding devolved to local councils for smaller community arts projects. In many cases, we are just one of a number of funders and our funding helps to leverage additional revenue from other sources.