Posted Monday 13 Feb 2023
Next month Auckland Council will begin consultation on its draft budget for the 2023/24 year. The draft budget proposes $74 million in funding cuts in services that directly support the arts, culture and creative sector.
The proposals would see cuts to funding for arts and leisure programmes, contestable regional arts culture and events grants, festivals, cultural celebrations, regional events like Music in Parks, as well as organisations such as Auckland City Art Gallery and Auckland Live.
It is important that the arts, culture and creative sector in the region is able to inform Council of the potential impact of the proposed cuts. To help this happen, Te Taumata Toi a Iwi has commissioned an independent survey so you can explain what the likely impact of the proposed cuts would be for you personally, and for the wider region.
Your responses will be completely confidential.