Tuesday 28 August 2007

$50,000 to uncover value of creative industries

Steve Maharey, Minister of Research, Science and Technology, announced at the opening of the 2007 Humanities-Aronui Congress in Wellington yesterday a $50,000 pilot project to link humanities research with government priorities.

“The study will examine the contribution of government-funded cultural industries, such as film, television, literature, museums, and performing arts, to New Zealand, and to driving our creative industries”, says Steve Maharey.

“This pilot project will examine the issues facing New Zealand’s cultural industries, and the role of this government in further supporting their sustainability and development.

“This pilot project also aims to get greater value from the ideas and expertise within New Zealand’s humanities research community.”

The new study will be a partnership between the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage on how humanities research can contribute to policy that will help further develop cultural industries in New Zealand.
Steve Maharey press release - Beehive website

Council for the Humanities website

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