Funding creativity in Waipā

2/09/2019 10:00 a.m.

​​​Calling all creatives in Waipā! Funding is now open for art and community-based projects throughout the district. 

The September round of Creative Communities Scheme is now open with more than $23,000 available to support community arts initiatives that help grow and promote creativity.   

Waipa District Council Creative Communities Scheme administrator, Regan Schoultz, said 15 applicants were successful in the previous round of funding which signalled the arts sector in Waipā was thriving.

“The Creative Communities Scheme is a fantastic way for local creatives to share their skills and knowledge with the community. Each year we fund projects from music festivals to painting workshops so there is a wide scope of things we can provide funding for.”  

The funding, which is provided by Creative New Zealand for councils to administer, can cover materials for arts activities, workshops, venue or equipment hire, promotion of arts activities and much more.

This round is open to projects that run between 30 November 2019 and 1 May 2020. Each project should focus on at least one of the scheme’s three criteria; access and participation, diversity or young people. 

Application guides and forms can be made online at ​and must be in by 5pm, Monday 30 September to be considered.  Forms can also be picked up from Council offices in Cambridge or Te Awamutu.

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