Covid-19 Funding and support - Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi

Funding and Support

Government Financial Support Package Board

For individuals, there is financial support available if you’ve lost your job, can’t work at the moment or your income has been reduced. You may be able to get a benefit or some other financial help from Work and Income.

Many arts sector organisations will also be affected by the COVID crisis. If your organisation is employing people and you’ve taken a hit, look at the wage subsidy provisions. 

Full details are available at

Creative New Zealand’s Emergency Response Package

This includes:

Resilience Grants for eligible artists, arts practitioners, arts groups and arts organisations, to help them recover, maintain and develop their practice in a completely changed environment. There are two opportunities:

The Arts Continuity Grant (up to $50k), is available to support the creation of new work or the reframing of an existing project in light of COVID-19, including creative and professional development, promotion and distribution (eg, supporting new ways of working).

The Emergency Relief Grant (up to $10k per individual)is for eligible artists and arts practitioners, collectives and groups who we know may be experiencing devastating loss of income and opportunity and an uncertain future.

Short-Term Relief For Investment Clients

This is open to existing investment clients and on top of existing funding, with priority given to those materially negatively impacted by COVID-19, to help them stabilise their businesses and remain viable.

Full details at:

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