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Creative Communities Scheme

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This page contains information about the Creative Communities Scheme in Whangarei District.

Updated: 8/12/2016 1:26 p.m.
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The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) helps to fund local arts projects.

Each year Creative New Zealand provides CCS funding to councils to distribute in their areas. The CCS for Whangarei District is administered by Whangarei District Council.

Allocation of CCS grants in Whangarei District is undertaken by an independent committee comprising of Council and community representatives.

The Creative Communities Scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities within their specific geographical area, as well as for defined communities of interest.

Under the scheme, "the arts" is defined as "all forms of creative and interpretative expression".

Funding round

Round 2 for 2016-2017 is now open. Find out how to apply by going to the Applying page.

Call for committee members

Are you passionate about the arts?  Would you like to be involved in decision making for arts funding for Whangarei District?

The purpose of the Creative Communities Scheme is to increase active participation in the arts at the local level, and to increase the range and diversity of arts available to communities within the Whangarei District.

We are seeking nominations from community members to make up the Creative Communities Assessment Committee.  You can nominate someone you know, or ask someone to nominate you. 

Find out more about what's involved by downloading the information sheet. To apply, please complete the nomination form and return it to council.

Nominations close 15 February 2017.

Information sheet for nominees (492kb)

CCS committee nomination form (348kb)



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