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Creative Communities Scheme

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This page contains information about the Creative Communities Scheme in Whangarei District.
Updated: 6/12/2017 3:51 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".

Wanted: Youth Representatives

Are you 16-20 years old and keen on the arts in all its forms?

Do you want governance experience on a community board?

We're looking for a bright young person to be the voice for youth on our arts funding committee, the Creative Communities Scheme.

You would be involved in assessing funding applications for a variety of arts projects, and will be working alongside leaders in the arts community to determine grant funding for the Whangarei District.

You'll be comfortable critiquing funding applications and voicing your opinion.

There are two funding rounds per year when you'll be involved, and each will require 5-10 hours of your time. It is interesting work and you'll be well supported.

Applications close 31 January 2018. 

CCS Youth Representative Guide for Applicants (622kb)

CCS Youth Representative Application Form (445kb)

Funding Rounds

Round 1 for 2017-2018 closed on 11 August 2017.

Round 2 for 2017-2018 closes on 9 February 2018. 

Completing the printable form

Download and save a copy to your computer first. You can then either:

  • print it, complete it by hand and send or deliver it to us; or
  • fill it out on your computer and save it before attaching it to an email to us.

CCS Application Form (347kb)

CCS Guide (218kb)

CCS Accountability Report Form (124kb)



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