16 Nov 2018
Changes to Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea
Creative New Zealand has made significant changes to the Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programmes.
The changes were decided by the Arts Council to align the programmes to the Investment Strategy Te Ara Whakamua 2018–2023 and the three features of supporting an arts sector that has diversity and reach; is creating dynamic arts and is resilient.
The final changes were decided after further consultation with the arts sector and resulted in changes the proposals Creative New Zealand published in September.
Changes to the Toi Tōtara Haemata programme
Funding agreements will be for up to six years, with a review of the funding level after three years.
Tōtara funded organisations will be required to deliver to all three features in Creative New Zealand’s investment strategy (see above) and to support arts sector development eg, through sharing resources and expertise and demonstrating a commitment to diversity in the arts.
The programme’s 27 key roles have been consolidated into three broad categories of general New Zealand arts, Māori-led arts and Pasifika-led arts. There will be no limit to the number of organisations that can deliver to each. Applicants can either create or present New Zealand arts directly or provide services that support others in their creation and/or presentation.
Toi Uru Kahikatea proposed changes
Funding agreements will be for either two or three years.
Kahikatea funded organisations will be required to deliver to at least one of the three features in the investment strategy. This maintains the flexibility of the programme by giving those submitting proposals the opportunity to choose the feature/s that best align to their artistic aspirations.
Eligibility for the 2019 funding round
Only organisations with a current Tōtara or Kahikatea funding contract will be eligible to submit proposals in 2019. Organisations in the programmes can also choose to:
- merge, collaborate or partner with other organisations in or outside the investment programmes
- move between the Kahikatea and Tōtara programmes.
Once the 2019 funding round is complete and contracts agreed, the portfolio will be reviewed against its delivery to the Investment Strategy. The Arts Council will then consider if there are gaps and whether to invite proposals from new entrants in 2020, for either or both programmes.
More detail on changes to the programmes is in the Toi Totara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea Programme Changes document on website.
Next steps in 2019
- February: Programmes open for proposals
- May: Programmes closed to proposals
- August: Funding decisions announced