Creative Communities Scheme funding round opening

2 Feb 2024, 12:00 PM

Kāpiti creatives and festival organisers are invited to apply for funds to support their projects.

Kāpiti Coast District Council has grant funding available through the Creative Communities Scheme to support Kāpiti arts and cultural projects.

Applications are open from 7 February to 19 March 2024.

In this round there is $23,000 available for artists and community organisations.

This year there is also a one-off Festival Fund of $15,000 to support established festivals celebrate the life experiences, stories, cultures, and regional identities of New Zealanders who continue to be impacted by the effects of COVID-19.

Previous Creative Communities Scheme recipient Jordan Harcourt-Hughes paints a canvas in her studio workshop, creative art.

Previous Creative Communities Scheme recipient Jordan Harcourt-Hughes in her studio workshop, creative art.

Council arts events coordinator Nerita Clark says the Creative Communities Scheme has supported many wonderful local arts projects over the years.

“There are so many talented people in our community who bring a lot of vibrancy to the Kāpiti Coast,” Ms Clark says.

“The scheme is a great way of supporting their creative mahi and helping share it with the people.

“For the Creative Communities Scheme we’d like to hear from people and groups with projects that will help people participate in the arts, highlight the diversity in our communities or attract our younger audiences.

“For the festival fund we’re looking for people with some recent experience in delivering festivals and have a project that will celebrate the lives, cultures and stories of our place.”

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday March 19.

More information, including eligibility criteria and application forms, is available at or by emailing [email protected].