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Supporting the arts during lockdown

He toi whakairo, he mana tangata: Where there is artistic excellence, there is human dignity.

New Zealanders have turned to music, song and performance to connect with each other in these anxious times. From people joining their neighbours in driveways to sing together in Whakatu, to on-line performances by families, and extraordinary coordinated efforts by musicians across New Zealand, the power of music is giving us inspiration, hope and good cheer.

As Patron of several arts organisations, Dame Patsy invites New Zealanders to follow what these particular patronages are achieving in the virtual realm. 

The Arts Foundation Future Fund

Boosted Live - Live streams of creative works from concerts to art exhibitions supported by the Arts Foundation Future Fund


New Zealand Opera

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Orpheus Choir's virtual rehearsal





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