Creative Communities Scheme applications

Published on 22 June 2022

Creative Communities Scheme

If you are looking for funding for a creative event or project for the community to enjoy or be involved in, our Creative Communities Scheme is open for applications until 4 July 2022.

Creative Communities Scheme

Our Creative Communities Scheme is available for people planning arts and cultural events, performances, workshops, and more, from theatre and music to literature, oral storytelling and craft.

The projects have to take place in the Whangārei district, start after 1 August 2022 and ideally will be completed by August 2023.

Whangārei Night Lights Festival funded this year

This week hundreds of people will enjoy an event put on by one of last year’s successful applicants, the Whangārei Night Lights Festival, at the Quarry Arts Centre. Showcasing local artists, this low-cost event was designed to offer something fresh and new that would appeal to young and old and happen in the quiet season (winter).

Whangārei Night Lights Festival 2022

This and its combination of digital media, projection, lighting, sound and traditional art forms in the Quarry Arts Centre setting, made it a great candidate for funding.

More about the Fund

The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) supports local community groups and individuals creating opportunities for access and participation in arts activities in all its forms.

The CCS Guide gives a good outline of what can and can’t be funded and applicants are welcome to contact Council or Creative Northland for advice.

Creative Communities Scheme application guide

Assessment of applications

All applications are assessed and determined by local community-based CCS assessors who know and understand the local arts scene:

  • Maggie Buxton
  • Dorothy Waetford
  • Saba Issa
  • Janelle Beazley
  • Zoe Booty
  • Rabin Ranji
  • Dianne Stoppard
  • Tricia Cutforth
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