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Creative Communities Scheme funding closing soon

25 April 2018

Could your arts group or creative project use a helping hand? Applications for the Creative Communities Scheme close this Friday 27 April 2018.


This round of funding is for projects that will take place up until 30 April 2019. 

Successful applicants from last year's funding round include:

  • Coromandel Art Group to help pay for a one-day workshop with a tutor.
  • Artist Catherine Corcoran for a beach dance caravan.
  • Whangamata Arts Collective for their events: Big Arts Day Out, Harcourts challenge and youth awards.
  • Mercury Bay Art Escape towards its 2018 Artists Open Studios event.
  • Barry Brickell Committee towards commemorations for a Barry Brickell Doo Day.
  • Whangamata Summer Festival towards its Opera in the Park.
  • Kuaotunu Kindergarten Charitable Trust to help support its 25 Trees of Christmas.
  • Watch this Space its group towards is Coromandel Open Studios Arts Tour.

In previous funding rounds, between $10,000 and $20,000 has been disbursed.

The Creative Coromandel - He Mana Toi Moehau Trust, made up of representatives from across the Coromandel, administers the Creative Communities Scheme funds on behalf of Creative New Zealand. 

Funding is awarded to projects rather than the people undertaking the project. Applications need to meet one or more of the following criteria to be eligible for the funding:

  • 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.

There will also be another funding round in October so you can decide which round is better suited for your project.

For more information on the scheme and application forms see our website