Creative Communities Scheme

Our next round will open in March 2023. Please note that projects/activities must be completed within 12 months of being advised their application has been successful.

Creative Communities Scheme funding 

Application Form

Please download the application form on the top right-hand side of the page in either a PDF version or Word Document. To use the interactive PDF form, first save it to your computer, then fill out the fields.

Once completed email your application to governance.services@tcdc.govt.nz

About the Creative Communities Scheme

Local art groups and creative projects across the Coromandel Peninsula are being offered a helping hand with funding from the Creative Communities Scheme.

The scheme, backed by Creative New Zealand, aims to increase participation in the arts, broaden the range and diversity of the arts available to communities and enhance and strengthen the local arts sector.

Funding is awarded to projects rather than people undertaking the project and applications must meet one or more of the scheme’s criteria.

Your project must meet one or more of the following funding criteria:

  • Broad community involvement - The project will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities.
  • Diversity - The project will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity.
  • Young people - The project will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts.

The types of projects or activities that could be funded include:

  • Exhibitions, productions, concerts, festivals, workshops and presentations that offer opportunities for community involvement in the arts.
  • Acitivites that support the traditions and arts of ethnic communities.
  • Youth arts events
  • Artist-led projects involving local communities
  • Materials for arts activities or programmes
  • Personnel costs for one-off, short-term projects
  • Promotion and publicity of arts activities
  • School-based projects that are outside of the school’s normal activities and provide opportunities for community participation or benefits to the wider community are also eligible.

We administer the funding based on decisions made by a Coromandel Arts and Creative Industries Advisory Board made up of representatives from across the Thames-Coromandel District.


He Mana Toi Moehau Trust/Creative Coromandel 

The He Mana Toi Moehau Trust/Creative Coromandel is responsible for advancing the Coromandel Arts and Creative Industries Strategy, including supporting the priorities from action plans between tangata whenua, arts communities and community boards, and leveraging funding from local, regional and national sources. The He Mana Toi Moehau Trust/Creative Coromandel has the role of distributing funding from Creative New Zealand under the Creative Communities Scheme.

The Board is made up of:

  • One public appointment for the Thames Community Board area
  • One arts council appointment from the Thames Community Board area
  • One public appointment for the Coromandel-Colville Community Board area
  • One arts council appointment from the Coromandel-Colville Community Board area
  • One public appointment for the Whangamata Community Board area
  • One arts council appointment from the Whangamata Community Board area
  • One public appointment for the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board area
  • One arts council appointment from the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board area
  • Two public appointments for the Mercury Bay Community Board area
  • One tangata whenua appointment from across the district
  • One appointment from the Hauraki Māori Trust Board
  • One elected member appointment from the Thames-Coromandel District Council

Public appointments for the community board areas are made by the relevant Community Board. Where the arts council in a Community Board area has been unable to make an appointment, then the Community Board for that area is asked to consider an additional public appointment. The tangata whenua representative and TCDC elected member representative are both appointed by the Mayor.

The members of He Mana Toi Moehau Trust/Creative Coromandel are volunteers and any expenses incurred in attending meetings will not be covered by the Council. Council has agreed to provide funding for He Mana Toi Moehau Trust/Creative Coromandel as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan to support the Trust's implementation of the Coromandel Arts and Creative Industries Strategy.

For guidance and information regarding your application you are encouraged to contact an Advisory Board member from your community:

NAME WARD CONTACT
Jan Wright Mercury Bay 027 224 1927
Bernie Ross Whangamata 027 560 7430
Terry Walker Whangamata 021 536 580
John Eaglen Coromandel-Colville (07) 866 7488
Peter Sephton Coromandel Arts Council 027 242 4090
John McEnteer Hauraki Maori Trust Board johnm@hauraki.iwi.nz
Warwick Mather Coromandel-Colville 027 483 5867
Martin Rodley TCDC Representative martin.rodley@council.tcdc.govt.nz  or 027 255 5380
Heather Watt Whangamata heather.watt.create@gmail.com
Cathy Aronson Mercury Bay cathy.aronson@gmail.com
Graeme Smith Whangamata graemesmithnz@gmail.com
Sharyn Morcom Mercury Bay morcshar@xtra.co.nz
Isabel Gilbert Palmer Mercury Bay isabelgilbertpalmer@mac.com
Jean McCann Tairua-Pauanui jean.mccann@xtra.co.nz
Fiona Cameron Thames fionacameron1@icloud.com
Tania Psathas Mercury Bay  taniapsa@gmail.com

 

Contact details

For more information please contact:

Governance Services Team - Creative Communities Scheme   
Phone: +64 7 868 0200
governance.services@tcdc.govt.nz

Graeme Smith

Sharyn Morcom 

Isabel Gilbert Palmer

Jean McCann 

Fiona Cameron

Tania Psathas