Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy

A review of the 2005 Arts, Culture and Heritage (ACH) Strategy was undertaken in the 2018-19 financial year to inform the development of a revised ACH Strategy.

Council adopted the revised ACH Strategy on 26th June 2019. The strategy builds on progress made since 2005, and aligns with MDC’s Wellbeing Strategy He Hiringa Tangata, He Hiringa Whenua.

Three documents have been prepared as part of this review:

  • A review report – this report documents the review of the 2005 ACH Strategy, drawing together a range of information, data, and perspectives to inform the revised ACH Strategy.
  • The strategy document – the revised ACH Strategy 2019-24 outlines MDC’s ACH priorities for the next five years, and will guide Council’s investment in these areas.
  • An implementation plan – this plan outlines projects that MDC will undertake, or support, in Years 2 & 3 of the 2018-28 Long-Term Plan. 

The revised ACH Strategy 2019-24 reflects priorities that are important to our iwi and community in terms of strengthening the identity of the Masterton District, supporting communities to identify and lead exciting ACH projects, and facilitating opportunities for the community to connect, perform, create, learn, and express.

Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy
Arts, Culture and Heritage Implementation Plan

The implementation plan for the first two years of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy (ACH) 2019-24 outlines projects that are planned to be undertaken in 2019/20 and 2020/21. These are new projects that will be funded via budgets confirmed as part of the 2018-28 Long Term Plan.

The projects in this implementation plan are additional to funding for community and ACH sector organisations previously agreed to by Masterton District Council via planning processes (Annual or Long-Term Plans). The budget for these projects does not affect funding that is available through the Arts Fund, Events Fund; Community Wellbeing Fund; Creative Communities Scheme; and the Marae Development Fund.

ACH Implementation Plan 2019 – 2021 (PDF, 113KB)

ACH Strategy Review Document

A review and revision of the ACH Strategy was identified as a key action in He Hiringa Tangata, He Hiringa Whenua, and was committed to as a Year 1 project in both the 2018-28 Long-Term Plan and the Wellbeing Strategy implementation plan.

This revised ACH Strategy will contribute towards MDC’s Vision and Community Outcomes, as well as working to achieve wellbeing priorities in He Hiringa Tangata, He Hiringa Whenua.

ACH Strategy Review Document (PDF, 790KB)