Supplementary Order Paper No 364

No 364

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Bill

Proposed amendments

Jacinda Ardern, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 7(2):

In clause 7(2), replace paragraph (a) (line 35 on page 5) with:

  • (a) must set guidelines for the allocation of funding which allow for flexibility towards community arts committees, community arts councils and community arts providers from creative community funding; and

In clause 7(2), delete paragraphs (b) and (c) (lines 1 to 5 on page 6).

Clause 10:

Delete clause 10(4) and (5) (lines 5 to 17 on page 7).

Clause 11:

Delete clause 11(1) and (2) (lines 21 to 28 on page 7).

Clause 21:

Delete clause 21 (line 14 on page 12 to line 11 on page 13).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Bill so as to retain Te Waka Toi and the Pacific Arts Committee, without which Māori and Pacific Island artists are likely to be marginalised and overwhelmed by the proposed new structure of the Arts Council. A subordinate panel within the Arts Council would not give due recognition to these cultures. Consequential amendments are proposed to omit requirements for certain members of the Arts Council to have knowledge of Māori or Pacific Island arts and culture, and to the description of the functions of the Arts Council.

The changes proposed in the Bill allow only for quarterly funding rounds from the Creative Community Scheme, administered by local government authorities. This is insufficiently flexible to allow small, isolated communities to obtain funding to book artists and provide opportunities for arts access. The Supplementary Order Paper amends the Bill so as to provide guidelines for the allocation of funding which allow for greater flexibility for the allocation of funding.

A delay of a year to the Bill's commencement date is proposed to allow sufficient time for the transition to the new structure to occur smoothly.