Announced today, more financial support is available for our arts and culture events sector.
The government is boosting support for the arts sector following the shift to the red traffic light setting and continuing pressure on the sector.
The Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme will be boosted by $70.7 million from its current $22.5m allocation.
It has been extended to cover events that were planned before the move to red, and scheduled to take place before 31 January 2023.
This also includes extension of criteria to cover cancellations due to a lead performer getting Covid-19 or needing to isolate.
The Cultural Sector Emergency Relief Fund is being boosted by $35m, and organisations can now receive up to to $300,000, an increase from the $100,000 limit.
The relief fund will now include a one-off $5000 grant to self-employed or sole trader practitioners who can show loss of income.
The Screen Production Recovery Fund gets another $15m, with $7.9m allocated to New Zealand Film Commission and $7.1m to New Zealand on Air.
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