Creative Communities Scheme fund opens to support local arts projects

Published on 02 August 2022

A Pasifika child wreathed in a smile and flowers.

Those with an artistic flair or an idea for a great creative project can now get their applications in for our Creative Communities funding scheme.

Council and Creative New Zealand team up to help fund great arts and culture initiatives in Palmy. The total fund pool for 2022-23 is $108,040, made up of a $34,506 Council contribution, and $62,056 from Creative NZ and $11,478 carry forward from FY 2021-22.

Last financial year we supported 34 projects, and the average grant awarded was around $3k.

Community Development Manager Stephanie Velvin says applications open today and are due in by the end of August.

“The main criteria that need to be met are that projects must be taking place within our council boundaries and have an arts focus. Projects must either create opportunities for local communities to take part in arts activities, support diverse arts and cultural traditions, or enable and encourage young people to engage with the arts.”

More information, including the application form, is available on the Creative Communities Scheme page on our website.

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