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Creative NZ support for arts community

Stephen Wainwright

24 March 2020
Creative New Zealand has confirmed that its Emergency Response Package, announced on Friday 20 March in response to COVID-19, will include a first phase $16 million investment to buffer and support the arts community, with benefits extending well beyond the immediate crisis.
Creative New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen Wainwright says, “This situation is unprecedented, meaning we need to pull out all the stops and do what we can for the arts. 2020 will be the year of Creative New Zealand’s highest investment to date, reflecting the extraordinary need for public investment to support the sector in these challenging times.

“We’re still developing our Emergency Response Package, and how we can deliver it within current constraints and the rapidly changing environment. We will provide more information on the criteria and application process as soon as possible, and ahead of the 14 April opening date.”

In the meantime, all artists, art practitioners, arts groups and arts organisations are encouraged to take advantage of the hardship support available through the Government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Package. They should also check with any other funders to see what support they might be able to provide. Read Creative New Zealand’s media release 
A collage of images Ngā Manu Rōreka and Te Kuia me te Pūngāwerewere Photos: Philip MerryARTS ACCESS APPLAUSE: Arts Access Aotearoa presented an Arts Access Applause certificate to Emma Deakin, Accessibility, Community and Education Manager for the New Zealand Festival of the Arts as this year's event drew to a close. Emma and colleague Ruby did an amazing job, taking the Festival's accessibility and inclusion to a new level. The NZ Festival is a member of the Arts For All Wellington Network. For more info about the national Arts For All Network 

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