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Creative Communities Scheme

Round 2

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Apply now for projects between 1 June 2024–25 June 2025

This scheme is a partnership between Porirua City Council and Creative New Zealand that supports and encourages local arts activities.

What is the creative communities scheme?

Creative Communities Scheme supports and encourages local arts activities. It is a partnership between Porirua City Council and Creative New Zealand. Each year Creative New Zealand provides funding to city and district councils to distribute in their area. Any individual, group or organisation can apply.

Closing dates

There are two rounds per year.

The closing dates for 2024 are:
Wednesday 10 April 2024
For projects between 1 June 2024–25 June 2025

Wednesday 9 October 2024
For projects between 1 December 2024 – 1 December 2025

What we fund

The Creative Communities Festival Fund is a one off funding boost from the Government, to support and established festivals that celebrate the life experiences, stories, culture and regional identities of New Zealanders, that continue to be impacted by the effects of COVID-19 2023. CCS Festival Funds can support eligible festivals that are delivered in your CCS Funding rounds between August 2023-and May 2024. Final opportunity to apply for the Creative Communities Festival Fund closes 10 April 2024 and the key criteria is that you must have presented at least one festival within the past five years.

Your project must take place in Porirua and have an arts focus.

It also needs to meet one or more of the three funding criteria:

  • Participation - create opportunities for local communities to engage with, and participate in local arts activities
  • Diversity – support the diverse artistic cultural traditions of local communities
  • Young people – Enable young people (under 18 years) to engage with, and participate in the arts

Creative Communities Brochure

Funding for local arts.

For more information on what can and cannot be funded please download the Creative Communities brochure.

How to apply

To apply for the Creative Communities scheme please read the Creative Communities application guide.

Then download the application form below or pick up a copy from Pātaka Art + Museum

Need help?

If you would like support with your application, or have any questions, contact the Creative Communities Scheme Administrator:

Sharlene Vai [email protected]

Or check out the link below for more information.

A list of Successful applications can also be found here.
https://poriruacity.govt.nz/services/community-support/creative-communities-scheme/