Cultural wellbeing

4.1 Arts and cultural activities

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Supporting arts activity adds vibrancy to the city as well as promoting inclusive, tolerant and strong communities.

What we do

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.

Key projectsTop

Measuring our performanceTop

Our targets for 2014/15 are:

What it will costTop

4.1 Arts and culture activities Operating expenditure 2014/15 Capital expenditure
2014/15
Income Expenditure Net expenditure Total
($000) ($000) ($000) ($000)
4.1.1 - Galleries and museums (WMT) - 8,412 8,412 -
4.1.2 - Visitor attractions (Te Papa/Carter Observatory) - 2,982 2,982 -
4.1.3 - Arts and cultural festivals (410) 2,611 2,201 -
4.1.4 - Cultural grants - 1,053 1,053 -
4.1.5 - Access and support for community arts (68) 617 549 26
4.1.6 - Arts partnerships (535) 1,948 1,413 -
4.1.7 - Regional Amenities Fund - 1,337 1,337 -
2014/15 4.1 Total (1,013) 18,960 17,947 26
         
2013/14 Total (1,013) 17,361 16,348 26
2012–22 LTP Yr 3 Total (1,107) 18,980 17,873 27
Variance 2012–22 LTP Yr 3 to DAP 14/15 94 (20) 74 (1)