The fund will open for Expressions of Interest on Wednesday 27 July 2022.
The Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund is designed to support the arts, culture and heritage sectors to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, and help the sector thrive in the future.
We want to find and fund initiatives that enable the arts, culture and heritage sectors to be more successful in the future. The approach for the Fund recognises that those directly involved in the cultural sector best understand its challenges and opportunities.
The Regeneration Fund replaces planned funding rounds of the
Capability Fund, Creative Arts Recovery and Employment Fund and the Innovation Fund with a single outcome-focused approach, making it easier for people to apply.
The fund has five outcomes:
Improve sustainability and resilience of the arts, culture and heritage sectors Increase employment and skill development opportunities Improve safeguarding of Mātauranga Māori and support of Toi Māori Improve access and participation in arts, culture and heritage sectors Increase the use of arts, culture and heritage as a tool to improve wellbeing.
There is currently $28 million available to support initiatives that have the strongest potential to contribute toward these outcomes.
Who can apply
To be eligible for this fund:
your initiative will strongly contribute to the Fund outcomes the requested level of funding will be in proportion to the contribution the initiative makes to the Fund outcomes you will have a track record of successfully delivering initiatives of a similar scale or scope you can demonstrate a high level of support from other stakeholders in the arts, culture and heritage sectors (particularly people or organisations that you expect to benefit from the initiative) your initiative will not primarily be requesting capital expenditure (for example, to buy new buildings or carry out construction works)
Central government agencies, Crown Entities, and local government cannot be the lead applicant for a proposal but can be involved in an initiative in a supporting or funding capacity.