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From: Nic Lane

Dear Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa,

Are you please able to all the deliverables required of current investment clients, and what is in their agreements regarding pay rates of independent artists hired by them.

Yours faithfully,

Nic Lane

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From: Pip O'Flaherty
Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

Kia ora Nic,

Thank you for your request.

Could you please clarify your scope for 'deliverables'? This can be interpreted in a number of ways and clarification will assist us to respond to your request as soon as possible.

Noho haumaru mai râ.

Ngâ mihi
Pip O’Flaherty
Senior Adviser Organisational Performance
Kaiârahi Matua Whakatakoto Mahere, Pûrongo
Working hours: 9.30 am to 2.30 pm Monday to Thursday

[mobile number]
E: pip.o’[email address] | W: creativenz.govt.nz
Level 2, 2-12 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
PO Box 3806, Wellington 6140
 

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From: Nic Lane

Hi Pip,

Sorry deliverables in terms of what their contractual obligations are required of them for their roles and what they have to meet to retain funding. Happy to talk through if that helps to make it clearer?

Yours sincerely,

Nic Lane

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From: Pip O'Flaherty
Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa


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Kia ora Nic

 

A copy of Tōtara and Kahikatea investment organisation contracts are
attached.

 

Contractual agreements with Tōtara and Kahikatea organisations currently
do not include remuneration requirements for investment organisations
however Creative New Zealand is working on policy around sustainable
careers and pay guidelines are part of that work. In October 2020, CNZ
published a [1]summary of consultation undertaken in 2019 on its
discussion document [2]Sustainable Careers for Artists and Arts
Practitioners—Umanga Toitū mō ngā Ringa Rehe Toi, me ngā Tohunga Toi
(2019). The discussion document followed the release of research
undertaken in conjunction with NZ On Air in relation to the [3]working
life of creative professionals. The release of the consultation summary
was delayed due to COVID-19 as we focused on responding to the immediate
needs of the sector. Consistent themes raised through the consultation
included:

·       ongoing issues associated with low pay

·       an expectation that creative professionals will work for free or
for ‘exposure’

·       a lack of recognition and valuing of creative input.

In addition, there are only a small number of full-time jobs available
within the sector, leaving most practitioners vulnerable as contract or
‘gig economy’ workers. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts
community has further highlighted the precarious nature of the sector and
the position of those working within it – making the importance of
understanding and working towards improving the sustainability of arts
sector careers all the more urgent.

In response to this report, CNZ had planned to develop a roadmap for
improving career sustainability over the coming year. However, given our
current focus on responding to COVID-19 and its ongoing impact on the arts
community, as well as the Government’s significant investment in the arts
and culture sector announced in May 2020, we’ll consider resuming this
work further down the track.

We are, however, committed to advancing work that will support our artists
and arts practitioners. Fair remuneration remains a key issue, and as a
result, over the coming year CNZ plans to:

·       develop a pay policy to establish best-practice principles for
those working in the arts (to complement our existing fair pay guidelines
for grants)

·       facilitate an industry-led process to develop pay guidelines to
set benchmarks for what creative professionals in various roles and at
various career stages should be paid

·       continue our advocacy work around the value of the arts.

If you have any questions related to this response please contact me on
pip.o’[email address]

 

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this response. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

 

Noho haumaru mai rā.

 

Ngā mihi

Pip O’Flaherty

Senior Adviser Organisational Performance

Kaiārahi Matua Whakatakoto Mahere, Pūrongo

Working hours: 9.30 am to 2.30 pm Monday to Thursday

E: [4]pip.o’[email address] | W: [5]creativenz.govt.nz

Level 2, 2-12 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

PO Box 3806, Wellington 6140

 

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