4.1 Arts and cultural activities
Ngā mahi toi me ngā ngohe ahurea
Supporting arts activity adds vibrancy to the city as well as promoting inclusive, tolerant and strong communities.
What we do
- Galleries and museums
- Visitor attractions (Te Papa and Carter Observatory)
- Arts and cultural festivals
- Cultural grants
- Access and support for community arts
- Arts partnerships
- Regional amenities.
Our arts activities build on Wellington’s reputation as New Zealand’s arts and culture capital. A strong arts and culture sector contributes to a diverse economy, healthy and connected communities and high quality of life. Wellingtonians also tell us that ‘creativity’ is an important part of Wellington’s identity and an important reason for why they choose to live here. As well as undertaking some of our own projects, we support the activities of arts organisations through our funding of the Wellington Museums Trust, the Public Arts Fund, the Cultural Grants Pool and the Creative Communities Scheme.
- We will maintain our contribution to the Wellington Regional Amenities Fund at $609,200; the same level as our 2013/14 contribution. This fund provides ‘top up’ funding to entities that provide regional benefits, primarily in areas of arts, culture and environmental attractions and events.
- We will support one artist from Asia to come to Wellington, and one Wellington-based artist to go to Asia as part of the Wellington Asia Residency Exchange programme, undertaken in partnership with Asia New Zealand.
- We will complete our review of the Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and outline a set of recommendations for its future.
Measuring our performanceTop
Our targets for 2014/15 are:
- 90% are satisfied with Council supported arts and cultural festivals
- 90% of users are satisfied with Toi Pōneke facilities and services
- 95% of cultural grant applicants are satisfied with support and advice received from the Council
- at least 95% of projects funded through Arts and Culture grants meet agreed outcomes14
- 90% of project outcomes are achieved (weighted by $ value)15
- 1.35 million people will visit Te Papa, including 495,000 New Zealand visitors and 352,000 from outside the region
- museums and galleries (including Carter Observatory) will have a total of 583,123 visits
- 750,000 (estimated) attend arts and cultural festivals held in the city
- the total number of performers and attendees at supported events will increase on the previous year
- Arts and Culture grants — 50% of first-time applicants are successful
- support artists and art projects through the Public Art Fund (there is no target for this measure).
What it will costTop
|4.1 Arts and culture activities||Operating expenditure 2014/15||Capital expenditure |
|4.1.1 - Galleries and museums (WMT)||-||8,412||8,412||-|
|4.1.2 - Visitor attractions (Te Papa/Carter Observatory)||-||2,981||2,981||-|
|4.1.3 - Arts and cultural festivals||(410)||2,597||2,187||-|
|4.1.4 - Cultural grants||-||1,053||1,053||-|
|4.1.5 - Access and support for community arts||(68)||613||545||26|
|4.1.6 - Arts partnerships||(535)||1,938||1,403||-|
|4.1.7 - Regional Amenities Fund||-||609||609||-|
|2014/15 4.1 Total||(1,013)||18,203||17,190||26|
|2012–22 LTP Yr 3 Total||(1,107)||18,980||17,873||27|
|Variance 2012–22 LTP Yr 3 to AP 14/15||94||(777)||(683)||(1)|