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Golden age for the arts rapidly becoming ice age

Golden age for the arts rapidly becoming ice age

Budget 2014 has put paid to claims by Chris Finlayson that the arts have benefited from a National Government, Labour’s Arts, Culture and Heritage spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.

“For starters, the screen industry has taken a big hit under this government, with changes to the large budget screen incentive fund forced on it by reports of a crippled industry.

“Public broadcasting has lost funding to the tune of $19 million since National took office. In the last year alone an extra $2.5 million has been shaved from an already shrinking budget.

“While funding for regional museums has at least survived, it is still $2 million down on last year, the budget for heritage services has fallen, and the relatively small amount for the protection of Taonga Tuturu has continued to decline.

“That’s a significant loss for a sector that does a huge amount with small amounts of funding.

“Recognising the role that the creative sector plays in developing our sense of a New Zealand identity, and its position as a significant contributor to our economy is hugely important as well.

“That the National government has removed arts and culture from the four well-beings that local government must have regard to, illustrates just how little the Government values the sector.

“Mr Finlayson talks of a golden age for the arts. Ice age might actually be a better analogy.”

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