We accept applications twice in each financial year for Creative New Zealand funding, under the Creative Communities Scheme.
Funding round dates
There are two funding rounds in each financial year - August/September and February/March.
Applications for the current funding round close on: Friday 22 February 2019
Funding Decision Meeting date: Thursday 28 March 2019
The funding decisions are made by the Grants Allocation Committee (Creative Communities). Applications must be for projects that start after the date of the Funding Decision Meeting.
The arts of New Zealand are flourishing in our culturally diverse communities - in rural communities, towns and cities, and in a range of ways and places. Arts projects may be large and complex, involving many people or smaller-scale projects, or involving just a few individuals. Creative New Zealand is committed to supporting opportunities for New Zealanders to engage in the arts, wherever they live and whatever their circumstances.
We accept applications twice a year for Creative New Zealand funding. The applications are processed at a local level and grants are approved by the Grants Allocations Committee.
Creative New Zealand set the criteria, and provide the standard application form and guide.
The three main funding criteria are:
The Creative Commmunities Application Guide provides an overview of the scheme, the criteria and eligibility.
The Creative Communities Glossary provides definitions and explanations of some of the terms used in the application and guide.
To apply use the Creative Communities Scheme application form below:
For more information and advice contact the Arts Advisor. It can be very helpful to ask for more information and advice well in advance of the applications closing date.
For more information about this scheme and other funding opportunities visit Creative New Zealand.
Successful applicants are required to complete a Project Report Form. Please ensure you complete all sections.