$1m funding incentive for artists

3:43 pm on 28 January 2013

Artists are being given a funding incentive to remain in, or return to, Christchurch.

Creative New Zealand has allocated up to $1 million until June 2014 for new Earthquake Recovery Grants to help support the arts in Christchurch while the city rebuilds.

Creative New Zealand chief executive Stephen Wainwright says he hopes the new grants will encourage artists and arts organisations to remain in or return to the city and to even consider moving to Christchurch to work.

The new grants replace Creative New Zealand's Earthquake Emergency Assistance Grants.