Some in the CTANZ community have been taking a professional and personal interest in the Government’s response to COVID-19’s effects on the creative sector. In case you’ve missed it (and you might very well have, thanks are due to The Big Idea’s Lowdown mailing for highlighting this), the Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) has drafted an approach for three new cross-sector funds as part of the Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme: The Cultural Sector Capability Fund, the Creative Arts Recovery and Employment (CARE) Fund and the Cultural Sector Innovation Fund.
The consultation period on this is short, closing 5pm on Tuesday 22 September. Mark Amery’s Lowdown summary makes some very useful points, and the documents and feedback forms are here.
As Amery notes, this consultation is MCH rather than Creative New Zealand, but CNZ is also soliciting feedback on any experience of the organisation over the past year. If you’ve applied for grants or looked for information lately, this includes you, so Client Satisfaction Survey.
Among the things they’d like to know about are accessibility of web information, funding application portals and processes, quality of advice. It’s an anonymous survey, which closes Wednesday 30 September, 11pm.
Creative New Zealand client satisfaction survey