Regional Arts and Culture Grant supports arts sector during challenging times

Publish Date : 27 Apr 2022
Manukau Orchestral Society
Photo credit: Manukau Orchestral Society.

Auckland Council’s Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee has approved 20 applications for grants totalling $315,584 through round two of the 2021/2022 Regional Arts and Culture grants programme.

The Regional Arts and Culture grants programme is designed to help organisations, communities and artists to deliver arts and culture projects and activities across Tāmaki Makaurau. Grants delivered through this programme support the implementation of Auckland Council’s Toi Whītiki, Auckland’s Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan.

Councillor Alf Filipaina, chair of the committee, says the Covid-19 pandemic has continued to have a significant impact on the arts sector.

“We saw the widespread cancellation and postponement of arts and culture events and activities under the Red setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework and this has been reflected in the applications we received.

“A lot of the applications were focussed on developing more business capacity as the arts sector looks at improving its ability to deliver under the rapidly changing circumstances of the pandemic,” says Councillor Filipaina.

Here are a few of the projects that received funding from the Regional Arts and Culture grants programme in the latest round of funding:

  • Massive Theatre Company - $15,000 for their Emerging Artist Production
  • Indian Ink Theatre Company - $10,000 for their "Dirty Work" Development Season at TAPAC
  • Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Trust - $16,420 for their Māori Artists and Curators Programme
  • Tala Pasifika Productions Ltd - $25,000 for their Takurua-Nafanua War Goddess multi-discipline performance series
  • Manukau Orchestral Society - $35,000 to support their on-going production of high quality and engaging orchestral concerts and development for artists across Tāmaki Makaurau.

View the complete list of recipients at our website.

Find out more  

Visit our website to learn more about our Regional Arts and Culture grants programme and other opportunities for artists in Tāmaki Makaurau.


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