On 5 May 2016 the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage announced the launch of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF) to replace the Regional Museums Policy for Capital Construction Projects.
The RCHF will benefit a wider range of cultural organisations throughout New Zealand: in the broader art gallery and museums sector (including iwi museums/whare taonga), the performing arts, and the heritage sector.
The RCHF’s focus will be on capital projects outside the main centres of Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Projects located in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch remain eligible for grant consideration and applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
While the nature of the applying institution’s collection(s) will still be taken into consideration when assessing applications, museums and galleries are no longer required to demonstrate they hold a collection of national significance in order to be eligible for a grant.
The Call for Applications is Open
The call for applications to the first round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund opened on 5 May 2016.
The deadline for receipt of applications at the offices of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage is 5pm on Friday 1 July 2016.
Discuss your project with Ministry for Culture and Heritage staff by phone: (04) 496 6175 or (04) 499 4229
Or by email: RCHF@mch.govt.nz