Duplication of funding with other government agencies

To make best use of our resources we fund arts activities that achieve our programme outcomes within specified artforms.  

There are other government agencies with mandates in the wider cultural, arts, creative and community sectors. We aim to ensure our investment complements that of other agencies, avoids duplication, and ensures effective and efficient use of public money. We encourage you to check which agency may fund your type of project or activity.  

Creative New Zealand does not support the same project phase already supported by other government agencies that provide arts and culture funding. You can however apply for a different project or a different phase of the same project, if eligible. Please check our artform guidelines and additional guidelines regarding activities we do and don’t fund. Creative New Zealand and other funders share relevant information on applications for the purpose of ensuring there is no duplication of funding.  

Government agencies supporting the arts, cultural and creative sector where duplication could occur

We recognise that other government agencies whose general mandate is not within the arts and culture sector may wish to support an arts project. A project involving a partnership and/or co-investment with another government agency may be funded, but budget lines funded by these agencies will not be funded by Creative New Zealand. 

We do not support activities carried out or supported by agencies directly funded by government i.e., New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Radio New Zealand for example.