Creative Communities Scheme
Do you have a creative and inspiring idea for a local community art activity?
Applications for the next funding round of the Creative Communities Scheme are now open (see below). Applications close 21 February 2020.
The Creative Communities Scheme is a fund aimed at supporting arts activities that celebrate Kāpiti culture, community involvement, and celebrating our diversity, particularly Toi Māori/Māori Arts. The Grants Allocation Committee will meet on 9 April 2020.
You can discuss your ideas for arts project/s anytime with the Arts Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In August 2019, the Grants Allocation Committee allocated grants to nine recipients. See here for for details about the successful recipients and their arts projects.
Completion reports for projects that have been completed before December 2019 are now due. Previous applicants who wish to apply again for grants will need to submit a Project Report Form to be eligible for grant funding.
About the Scheme
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 July-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:
- Broad community involvement – the project will create opportunities for our local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities.
- Diversity – the project will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of our local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity.
- Young people – the project will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts.
We particularly welcome applications that focus on Toi Māori/Māori Arts and projects that encourage community participation.
How to apply
Creative Communities guide and glossary
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.
Creative Communities application form
Please read the application form carefully before completing and submitting by 5pm, 21 February 2020.
For more information and advice contact our Arts Advisor. We encourage you 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.
Project Report Form
If you receive funding, you'll need to complete a Project Report Form. Please make sure you complete all sections.