Enriching arts & culture

Enriching our community by supporting arts and culture in Masterton has long been one of MTLT’s goals. While education is our main focus for grants, arts and culture stand alone as additional areas for allocating grants. 

We are proud to own the property that houses Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, having built the facility in 2002 to replace the Wairarapa Arts Centre.  Each year Aratoi receives a concessional rent grant that covers the rental cost of the property.

Through our Community Grants programme we also help not-for-profit community groups deliver arts and cultural programmes to our community.

A $10,000 MTLT grant funded a programme for more than 2,500 Wairarapa students at the Aratoi exhibition 'Te Marae o Rongotaketake: Redressing our Kahungunu History'.  Museum Educator, Diana Cruse, explains how the students connected with the history of whānau o te Wairarapa through the largest...Read more

Diana Cruse Museum Educator