Cultural Infrastructure and Capability

Cultural Infrastructure and Capability looks at support across the State Sector for marae communities, marae heritage, mātauranga Māori and marae usage.

Oranga Marae

Oranga Marae is a programme of support, advice and investment for marae. It gives whanau and hapū advice and support to help develop their marae and achieve their goals. This support may include activities to revitalise cultural knowledge.

Oranga Marae is provided by Te Puni Kōkiri and the Department of Internal Affairs. Click here to visit the Oranga Marae webpage.

Department of Internal Affairs

Mātauranga Māori Marae Ora is a fund that supports marae communities to protect their mātauranga and taonga from the impact and ongoing threat of COVID-19, and supports the cultural revitalisation of marae as centres of Māori identity and mātauranga.

The Mātauranga Māori Marae Ora Fund is a partnership between the Department of Internal Affairs, Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Click here to visit the Matauranga Māori Marae Ora webpage.

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage's Cultural Funding Guide is an online database designed to make sources of funding for arts, cultural and heritage activities easy to find. You will find funding sources for individuals, groups and organisations, as well as potential sponsors.

Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand invests in artists and arts organisations through a number of programmes:

  • Toi Ake is a funding initiative tailored to iwi, hapū, whakapapa-based roopu and maata waka to cultivate and retain heritage Ngā Toi Māori. Toi Ake is offered twice a year and the closing dates for 2014 are 28 February and 5 September.
  • The Tohunga/Tukunga initiative supports the preservation and transmission of traditional Ngā Toi Māori knowledge and practice, by funding mentoring relationships between Tohunga and Tukunga. The aim is to enable Māori communities to support tohunga within communities to pass on cultural traditions and artistry.

Department of Conservation

The Mātauranga Kura Taiao Fund is a contestable fund supporting hapū/iwi initiatives to retain and promote traditional Māori knowledge and its use in biodiversity management.

Ngā Whenua Rāhui is a contestable Ministerial fund established in 1991 to provide funding for the protection of indigenous ecosystems on Māori land. Its scope covers the full range of natural diversity originally present in the landscape.

Archives New Zealand

The Recordkeeping Capability team at Archives NZ is responsible for promoting the importance of archives across New Zealand, providing archival training, advice and support to empower communities to manage and care for their archives/tāonga.

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