Creative Communities Funding

​Let's get creative, Waipa!

The Creative Communities Scheme April round is closed.
See the full list of successful recipients from the April round.

The next round will open in September 2017.

We have a partnership with Creative New Zealand to promote, support and increase participation in community arts and cultural activities in the Waipa district. Each year Creative New Zealand provides Creative Communities Scheme funding to Council to distribute.

There are two funding rounds a year, closing the last working day of April and September. There is no maximum amount you can apply for, however grants usually range between $200 - $2,000.

Any group, organisation or individual that can meet the grant criteria can apply; however grants are not for individual gain.

More information:  Creative Communities brochure

The Creative Communities Scheme grants are allocated by an assessment committee made up of members of the Community Arts Councils in Te Awamutu and Cambridge and members of the public from local community arts and cultural groups. Successful applicants will be notified in the month following closing date.

Completed projects

If you have previously received a grant, please ensure your organisation has completed and submitted the Project Report form below. The form needs to be returned within two months after the project/event is completed. This is a requirement before future funding will be considered.

 Creative Communities Scheme - Project Completion Report 2017/18

​Join the Creative Waikato ARTillery workshops

Creative Waikato has been funded by Creative New Zealand to develop a suite of workshops, ARTillery, delivered to artists and arts groups across the Waikato region.

ARTillery 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.​

Promoting your creative event in Waipa

​If your creative organisation is hosting an event and you need some extra promotion that's affordable, then head along to Waipa's only district-wide events calendar and promote your event for free! The site offers promotion, venue ideas, and tips and tricks for a  successful event.

All you need to do is sign up, list your event details, add a photo and it's good to go!

For more information on What's On Waipa email

Previous grant recipients

 Creative Communities Scheme Recipients - April 2017
 Creative Communities Scheme Recipients - September 2016  
 Creative Communities Scheme Recipients - April 2016


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