WE ARE NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR ROUND TWO OF THE CREATIVE COMMUNITIES FUND – closing 18 April 2022
This fund is supplied by Creative NZ and administered by the Ōtorohanga District Council. Members of the public are nominated to the Creative Communities Committee, and are joined by Elected members and Iwi Representation.
Applications are encouraged from community groups and individuals whose projects:
- demonstrate growth over time
- develop and support local artistic communities
- encourage a transfer or artistic skills.
- diversity, inclusion, and projects with a youth focus are also encouraged.
A total of $20,000 was available this financial year being July 2021 to June 2022. In Round One $11,477 was awarded, leaving a remaining $8,523 for Round Two.
Who can apply
- Individuals or groups can apply.
- Individuals must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
Eligibility for the Creative Communities Scheme
To be eligible for the Creative Communities Scheme, your project must:
- take place within Ōtorohanga District
- be completed within 12 months of funding being approved
- benefit local communities
- not have started or finished before CCS funding is approved
- not have already been funded through Creative New Zealand’s other arts funding programmes.
Types of projects funded
Projects that get funded do at least one of the following:
- encourage participation — they create opportunities for local communities to engage with, and participate in local arts activities
- support diversity — they support the diverse artistic cultural traditions of local communities
- enable young people — they enable young people (under 18 years) to engage with, and participate in the arts.
Examples of CCS projects
Projects that encourage participation
- performances by community choirs, hip-hop groups, theatre companies musicians or poets
- workshops on printmaking, writing or dancing
- creation of new tukutuku, whakairo or kowhaiwhai for a local marae
- exhibitions by local craft groups promoting weaving, pottery and carving
- festivals featuring local artists
Projects that support diversity
- festivals or exhibitions in Māori or Pasifika heritage or contemporary artforms
- workshops, rehearsals, performances, festivals or exhibitions by local migrant communities
- arts projects bringing together groups from a range of different communities
- workshops, rehearsals, performances, festivals or exhibitions by groups with experience of disability or mental illness
Projects that enable young people to engage with, and participate in, the arts
- a group of young people working with an artist to create a mural or street art
- a group of young people creating a film about an issue that is important to them
- printing a collection of writing by young people
- music workshops for young people
- an exhibition of visual art work by young people
Types of projects not funded
CCS grants cannot fund:
- fundraising activities
- developing galleries, marae, theatres or other venues or facilities
- projects which are mainly focused around other areas, eg health, education or the environment and that only have a very small arts component
- arts projects in schools or other education institutions that are the core business of that institution or that are normally funded through curriculum or operating budgets.
What costs are funded
CCS grants can fund:
- materials for arts activities or programmes
- venue or equipment hire
- personnel and administrative costs for short-term projects
- promotion and publicity of arts activities.
What costs are not funded
CCS grants cannot fund:
- ongoing administration or personnel costs that are not related to the specific project
- costs for projects already started or completed
- travel costs to attend performances or exhibitions in other areas
- food or refreshment costs
- buying equipment, such as computers, cameras, musical instruments, costumes, lights or uniforms
- entry fees for competitions, contests and exams
- prize money, awards and judges’ fees for competitions
- buying artworks for collections
- debt or interest on debt.
Creative Waikato who help artists and groups succeed by providing advice, training and support.
Creative Waikato has been funded by Creative New Zealand to develop a suite of workshops, ArtReach, delivered to artists and arts groups across the Waikato region.
Workshops are designed to give you the skills you need to succeed as an artist or group.
These are FREE, interactive, practical workshops that have been designed so that participants work on their own project during the workshop and can immediately apply in the real world.
Talk to us
For information on the Creative Communities Scheme, please contact Nardia Gower.