Kōrero: Arts funding and support

Sources of financial support for arts and heritage organisations, 2011/12

Sources of financial support for arts and heritage organisations, 2011/12

This chart shows where the major cultural organisations received their funds in 2011/12, based on a survey of 236 organisations. The highest source of funding is from governments, both local and central, which provided 45% of the revenue. Next came the 41% received from other sources, which included earnings from box office sales, bar, programme or merchandise sales, hire or fee revenue, asset sales and interest from investments. Only 13% was received from private and philanthropic sources such as sponsorship from corporates, grants from foundations and private donations. In real terms there had been a decline in private support by over 15% since 2008.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Strategic Intentions: Rautaki Whakamaunga Atu 2014-18, p. 23

Source: Manatu Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Martin Durrant, 'Arts funding and support - Government support for the arts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/graph/42979/sources-of-financial-support-for-arts-and-heritage-organisations-201112 (accessed 25 August 2019)

Story by Martin Durrant, published 22 Oct 2014