Story: Arts funding and support

First minister for the arts

First minister for the arts

New Zealand’s first minister for the arts, Allan Highet, is shown here with his fiancée, artist Shona McFarlane. Highet had been a member of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council in the 1960s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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Martin Durrant, 'Arts funding and support - Government’s developing role', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Martin Durrant, published 22 Oct 2014