The pandemic years have seen a number of initiatives to support arts and cultural initiatives, among them the Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Regeneration Fund. This fund has included an invitation for feedback on grant applications, particularly from ‘people or organisations that will benefit from a particular proposal – or those with recognised and relevant expertise’.
Among the 240 proposals for consideration are a couple that fall into the dress line. Our friends from the New Zealand Fashion Museum Charitable Trust are working on My Museum, a free interactive online portal that will increase accessibility, expand the archive and share it more widely. You can read more about the proposal and submit feedback online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/582BW8H
Meanwhile, Tina Thomas Costume Limited’s The Costume Storeroom is looking to develop an online catalogue of their large costume collection. The link for this project is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z6N6KQ9
Submissions close 11.59pm on 13 November. The response rate to date has ‘flooded in’, For a full list of projects, see https://mch.govt.nz/covid-recovery/regeneration-fund/feedback