Creative funding available

​10 April 2018 

Funding is now open for creative projects set in Waipā.

The Creative Communities Scheme​ supports community arts initiatives that help grow and promote creativity. Funds are provided by Creative New Zealand for councils to administer each year, with rounds open in April and September. For this round, nearly $21,000 is available to be allocated. 

Funding can cover materials for arts activities, venue or equipment hire, personnel and administrative costs for short-term projects, promotion of arts activities and more. Last year funding supported Waipā​-based projects ranging from art workshops, to Christmas musicals, exhibitions and musical theatre.

The grants are allocated by a committee including local arts council members and people with arts experience. Projects should focus on access and participation, diversity or young people and must run between June and November this year.

Application forms can be found online at and must be in by 5pm, Friday 11 May to be considered. Forms can also be picked up from Council offices in Cambridge or Te Awamutu.

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