Cultural wellbeing

4.1 Arts and cultural activities

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Supporting arts activity adds vibrancy to the city as well as promoting inclusive, tolerant and strong communities.

What we do

Our arts activities ensure Wellington builds on its reputation as New Zealand’s arts and culture capital by continuing to be home to top-class museums and art galleries, orchestras, dance and theatre companies. A strong arts and culture sector contributes to a diverse economy, healthy and connected communities and high quality of life. Wellingtonians also tell us that ‘creativity’ is an important part of Wellington’s identity and an important reason for why they choose to live here.

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Measuring our performanceTop

Our targets for 2013/14 are:

What it will costTop

4.1 Arts and culture activities Operating expenditure 2013–14 Capital expenditure
2013–14
Income Expenditure Net expenditure Total
($000) ($000) ($000) ($000)
4.1.1 - Galleries and museums (WMT) - 8,317 8,317 -
4.1.2 - Visitor attractions (Te Papa/Carter Observatory) - 3,025 3,025 -
4.1.3 - Arts and cultural festivals (410) 2,112 1,702 -
4.1.4 - Cultural grants - 1,019 1,019 -
4.1.5 - Access and support for community arts (68) 509 441 26
4.1.6 - Arts partnerships (535) 1,770 1,235 -
4.1.7 - Regional Amenities Fund  -   609  609  - 
2013/14 4.1 Total (1,013) 17,361 16,348 26
2012/13 4.1 Total (1,047) 16,664 15,617 40