Story: Arts funding and support

Queen Elizabeth II and the arts council charter, 1963

Queen Elizabeth II and the arts council charter, 1963

In 1960 the government set up an arts council, which three years later it renamed the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council in honour of the queen, who was then visiting New Zealand. She is seen here with the council's charter at a royal performance in Auckland in 1963. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1963/0515

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How to cite this page:

Martin Durrant, 'Arts funding and support - Government’s developing role', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/42985/queen-elizabeth-ii-and-the-arts-council-charter-1963 (accessed 19 September 2019)

Story by Martin Durrant, published 22 Oct 2014