On 14 September 1972, Hana Te Hemara along with members of Ngā Tamatoa, the Te Reo Māori Society, kaumātua and supporting groups presented a petition of over 30,000 signatures to parliament calling on the Government to prioritise the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori. In recognition of that movement, the whānau and iwi of Hana Te Hemara have created I Am Hana a programme of community education and arts activity.
Arts Council England commissioned the Institute of Art and Law to develop guidance to support the museums sector in matters related to the restitution and repatriation of cultural objects. The guidance provides a practical framework for museums to consider and manage potential restitution and repatriation cases.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the newly inaugurated Art Hotel in Lagos will promote indigenous arts and crafts.
Toi Tipu Toi Rea, Creative New Zealand’s emerging Māori artists’ programme, has expanded; in addition to providing contestable funding, a new business-focussed capability support programme has been launched to help artists develop the enterprise skills they need for a successful career in the arts.
With additional support from the Government recently confirmed for this financial year, Creative New Zealand will be able to continue working with mātanga (expert knowledge holders) and pūkenga (specialists) around the country to protect and retain mātauranga toi – artform knowledge and tikanga integral to ngā toi Māori.
People-centred cultural governance calls for meaningful engagement by governments with the communities they serve through nurturing safe spaces for civic participation...