New Cultural Philanthrophy Taskforce Report Recommends Increased Giving to Cultural Sector

Posted Tuesday 21 Dec 2010

Last Friday, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today welcomed a new report of the Cultural Philanthropy Taskforce, which makes six key recommendations to increase charitable giving to the cultural sector.

"The taskforce, chaired by Peter Biggs, spent fifteen months investigating best practice in philanthropy around the world, consulted within New Zealand with organisations and individuals, and drew on the extensive experience and expertise of the taskforce members to produce this excellent report," Mr Finlayson said. "I thank them for their efforts, their expertise and for the work they have produced."

The report, titled Growing the Pie, makes six recommendations across a range of areas including capability building for the cultural sector, greater recognition of donors and boosting the current tax incentive regime through gift aid and cultural gifting.


Read the full report here