Asia New Zealand Foundation

New Zealand
Asia New Zealand Foundation
Key objectives of the measure:

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, set up in 1994 to build New Zealanders' knowledge and understanding of Asia. The Foundation relies on a mix of public, philanthropic and corporate funding.

Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National, International
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is New Zealand's leading non-government authority on Asia. The Asia New Zealand Foundation's activities cover more than 20 countries in Asia and are delivered through seven programmes, including Arts and Culture, Business, Education, Leadership Network, Research, Media and Thinktanks on strategic, regional and security issues.

The Asia New Zealand Foundation supports many projects every year through grants to institutions (such as art galleries and universities) and individuals to promote cultural links between New Zealand and Asian countries.  Further information on these activities is available on the Foundation’s website:

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Improved knowledge and understanding of Asia in New Zealand

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

4 million NZD in 2015/16 from Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Media Arts
Performing Arts
Visual Arts