We allocated $49,225 to 5 arts events. The successful recipients are listed below.
Manawatū Youth Theatre Charitable Trust: Moana Junior, $16,000
The Disney musical Moana Jr at the Regent Theatre. Palmerston North’s largest youth musical to date, the show celebrated Māori and Pasifika art and culture.
Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata EFKS Palmerston North Inc: Pasifika Fusion 2024, $13,000
Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the secondary school competition that enables students to explore and identify with their Pacific heritage and culture.
Aotearoa Jazz Education and Performance Charitable Trading Trust: NZ Blues, Roots & Groove Festival 2023, $10,000
A national 4-day event celebrating blues, roots and groove music, held in the first week of September each year.
Palmerston North Dance Association: 23rd Annual Dance Festival, $7,225
Seven days of multi-genre dance championships at the Regent Theatre. The competition attracts young dancers with their families from Taranaki, Hawke's Bay, Wellington and the top of the South Island.
Manawatū Theatre Society Inc: Growth, $3,000
A play in support of Testicular Cancer Awareness month, involving cast and crew from Palmerston North and the wider Manawatū.