Applications for financial assistance to provide support and encouragement to local Communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities within the Otorohanga District under the Creative Communities New Zealand Scheme are now being called for.

A total of $9,000 approx. is available for distribution for projects and activities that –

1)     Take place within the Otorohanga District

2)     Produce benefits which are largely experienced within the Otorohanga District

Eligible projects will be assessed according to the following criteria –

1)     Create opportunities for local communities to engage with, and participate in local arts activities.

2)     Support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity.

3)     Enable and encourage young people (under 18 years ) to engage with, and actively participate in the arts.

Funding will be made available under the Scheme by way of subsidy only.

Application Forms and further details of the Scheme are available from Customer Services, Otorohanga District Council, 17 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga or by phone 07 873 4000

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 13 May 2016

D C  Clibbery
Chief Executive
Otorohanga District Council