Applications are open!
Decisions on funding will be made Thursday 28 March 2019
The funding decisions are made by the Grants Allocation Committee (Creative Communities). Applications must be for projects that start after 28 March 2019.
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 might be large and complex, involving many people or smaller-scale projects, just involving a few. Creative New Zealand is committed to supporting opportunities for New Zealanders to engage in the arts, wherever they live and whatever their circumstances.
Twice a year (February/March and August/September) we process applications for funding, which are approved by the Grants Allocations Committee. Creative New Zealand sets the criteria, and provide the standard application form and guide.
The three main funding criteria are:
We particularly welcome applications that focus on Toi Māori/Māori Arts and projects encourage community participation.
The Creative Communities application guide gives 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 guide.
To apply for Creative Communities Scheme funding, please use the application form below:
For more information and advice contact our Arts Advisor. It can be very helpful to ask for more information and advice well in advance of the applications closing date.
You can print out your application form and send in by mail or hand it in to one of our libraries or service centres. Alternatively, submit by email (with a signed and scanned last page) to email@example.com.
For more information about this scheme and other funding opportunities visit Creative New Zealand.
If you receive funding, you'll need to complete a project report form. Please make sure you complete all sections.