We look forward to working with the new Government (who have also suggested a possible shake up of Creative New Zealand) in the upcoming few months.
Labour is a strong supporter of Māori traditional and contemporary art and artists. Māori culture is a key part of being a New Zealander and , New Zealand’s culture and arts can be showcased globally by supporting our performers and artists both domestically and internationally.
Labour will: Continue to support Māori artists, including through the high quality Toi Iho branding Develop further opportunities for young artists to promote their talent and product, such as through New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Provide continued support for Māori performing arts through Te Matatini and consider further opportunities to support national competitions in schools to actively uphold the cultural expression of Māori Continue to support national kapa haka competitions at all levels Investigate how best to support national Māori Theatre initiatives.”
For more information about the Arts Manifesto read below: