The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) helps to fund the creation and presentation of diverse arts activities including exhibitions, productions, concerts, festivals, or workshops.
The emphasis is on creating opportunities for people to access and participate in the arts, with a particular focus on diversity and youth. The CCS defines "the arts" as "all forms of creative and interpretative expression".
The scheme is administered by Council on behalf of Creative New Zealand. An independent committee made up of Council and community representatives determines the allocation of CCS grants for Whangārei District.
Amount: Maximum grant of $10,000 from a total available fund of $70,000.
Closing dates for 2020-21:
- Round 1 - 3 August 2020 (decision due end September)
- Round 2 - 1 February 2021 (decision due end March)
Application form and guidelines
Download and save a copy of the forms to your computer first. You can then fill it out on your computer and save it before attaching it to an email to us. You can also print it to complete it by hand.
Application Form - Creative Communities Scheme(PDF, 1MB) (interactive form)
Guide - Creative Communities Scheme(PDF, 383KB)
Report Form - Creative Communities Scheme(PDF, 476KB)
What's been funded
||Free Art Fridays (Fringe)
||Youth Spring Symphony 2020
||Art Exhibition 'Noho Puku'
||QuaranTea Party (Fringe)
||Lockdown Laundry (Fringe)
||Circus Kumarani Extravaganza (Fringe)
|Little Green Man Productions
||Te Moana Glow Show 2020
|Northern Emerging Talents Trust
||Our People in the Park 2021
|Northland Craft Trust
||Open Ceramics Awards
|Northland Youth Theatre
||NYTe around the Camp Fire
||Art in the Garden
|Whangarei Fringe Festival
||Fringe Events For Young People
|Whangarei Theatre Company