Support for creative communities available

10 April 2017

Funding is now open for creative projects set in Waipa.

The Creative Communities Scheme is aimed at supporting community arts initiatives that help grow and promote creativity through access and participation, diversity and young people. The funds are provided by Creative New Zealand for council to administer each year, with rounds open in April and September.

September’s recipients included Cambridge Society of Arts, Rosetown Choristers, Te Awamutu free concert in the park, artist Claudia Latisnere and educational weaver Brenda Kopa.

Cambridge Society of Arts Treasurer Ineke Zegwaard said their workshops wouldn’t happen without the support of the scheme.

“It means we can keep the costs of workshops affordable. I would strongly encourage other community groups to apply for the funds, you can do so much more for your members but it also is beneficial for the wider community,” Zegwaard said.

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.

Applications are open until 30 April. Grants are allocated by a committee including local community arts council members and people with arts experience.

Application guides and forms can be found at  

For more information, contact: Amber Diprose 027 404 0836​

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