Multimillion funding boost for Creative New Zealand

The $22 million (AU$20 million) announcement will have a big impact on CNZ's ability to fund creatives and events.

It was perhaps the leading catch-cry of the sector in 2022 – Creative New Zealand (CNZ) doesn’t have enough money to support those who need it.

One of the first big funding announcements of 2023 has taken that directly onboard – with CNZ getting a $22 million (AU$20 million) cash injection intended to go straight into the pockets of creative organisations and individuals.

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