Enriching arts & culture

Masterton Trust Lands Trust has long been a champion of arts and culture in Masterton. While education is our main focus for grants, we also allocate funding for arts and culture initiatives.   

We are proud of our enduring support for Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History having  built the facility in 2002 to replace the Wairarapa Arts Centre. Every year Aratoi receives a grant from the Trust to cover rent costs. We support ConArt and Hau Kāinga (an arts and culture exhibition space) with concessional rents and we provide an art scholarship for tertiary study.  

Further support for arts and culture is provided annually through our Community Grants where funding is available to not-for-profit community groups to deliver arts and cultural programmes and events in Masterton. 

Becky from Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art & History speaks with MTLT Trustee Bex Johnson about public art and the Trust's Murals for Masterton project: more