Inequity within market subsidy/regulation - pay rates (CNZ)

Nic Lane made this Official Information request to Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

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From: Nic Lane

Dear Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa,

My understanding is from 19 July 2019 as part of your fair remunerations principles you brought in a $25 per hour pay recommendation for independents applying for Arts Grants.

What was in place at this time to ensure recurrently funded organisations took the same approach?

In your:
‘Remuneration policy for artists and arts practitioners Ko te Mahere Utu mō Ngā Kaitoi, Kaiwaihanga Toi; Consultation Document (July 2021) section - “What has Creative New Zealand done already?” it only addresses the Arts Grants funds (that are available for independents), and that “the sector” has accepted changes but only footnotes MCH.

What is currently in place within Tōtara / Kahikatea contracts to address artists' remuneration?

Have they all since supplied Remuneration Policies, and if not what is/has been the timeline around this?

What were Creative New Zealand’s considerations for giving different frameworks to different parts of the ‘industry’?

Yours faithfully,

Nic Lane [he/him]

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

Kia ora Nic,

This email acknowledges receipt of your request under the Official Information Act 1982 for information related to remuneration policy.

The Official Information Act provides for a response to be made within 20 working days, i.e., by 28 January 2021.

Please note that, as per the Act, the response date shown takes into account:

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Noho haumaru mai râ.

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From: Kate Adolph
Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

Kia ora Nic


I refer to your official information request, dated 10 December 2021,
related to remuneration for artists and arts organisations. We’ve
considered your request under the provisions of the Official Information
Act 1982 (‘the Act’), which is based on the concept that information held
by government agencies should be made available on request unless there is
good reason for withholding it.


Over 2021 Creative New Zealand has consulted on draft policy principles to
underpin a Remuneration Policy for Artists and Arts Practitioners ([1]A
remuneration policy for artists and arts practitioners Ko te Mahere Utu mô
Ngâ Kaitoi, Kaiwaihanga Toi, July 2021).


Creative New Zealand expects to release the resulting policy in early
2022. Over 2022, Creative New Zealand will consider how the policy will be
implemented across the eight investment categories representing our major
programmes. This includes the Toi Tôtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea
Investment programmes.


We indicated in the document that we will consider the implications of the
policy on a programme-by-programme basis recognising the different nature
of the programmes we operate and the differing relationships we have with
funded individuals, collectives and organisations.


Creative New Zealand does not currently have specific policies on what
organisations funded through the Investment programmes should pay artists,
practitioners or their staff more broadly. As a result of the new
Remuneration Policy, we may set new expectations for the organisations we
fund on a multi-year basis.


Ngâ mihi nui, nâ

Elizabeth Beale

Co-Manager, Policy and Performance | Pou Whakahaere Kaupapa Here,
Whakatakoto Mahere, Pûrongo hoki





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