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Funding available for local arts groups and projects

02 September 2019

Get a helping hand for your arts group or creative project through the Creative Communities Scheme.


We're taking applications for the current funding round until 27 September 2019.

This round of funding is for projects that will take place between 27 September 2019 and 27 September 2020.

The Creative Coromandel - He Mana Toi Moehau Trust Board, 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.

For more information on the scheme and application forms see

Here are the successful applicants from the March 2019 funding round:

Applicant Name Project title Amount granted
Hauraki E! Project Aroha Ltd Teach and pass on local weaving knowledge, revitalising community knowledge base. $2,000.00
Saint George’s Community Choir Participate in massed choir performance of Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” $1,200.00
Whitianga Art Group Inc Tuia 250 – Art Exhibition $993.00
Coromandel Players Inc. ‘Last Legs’ a play by Roger Hall $302.00
Mercury Bay Big Band Inc Original compositions for Tuia 250 $1,000.00
NZ Choral Federation Sing Creation $1,500.00
Mercury Bay Community Choir Tuia Encounters 250 Premier performance of Charles Royal Tuia composition $2,000.00
Watch this Space Coromandel Connect the Artists – WTS Coromandel $1,500.00
Coromandel Art Group To have a tutor take a painting workshop. $200.00
Pastel Artists Coromandel Tricia Taylor Workshop $268.00
Mercury Bay Area School Performing Arts Workshops $1,200.00
   TOTAL: $12,163.00

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