Applications Open for Creative Communities Fund

27 June 2016

Do you have a creative arts project that would benefit from some funding?

 Applications have opened for the next funding round of the Creative Communities Scheme.

Creative Communities Scheme Funding Committee Chairperson Richard Jordan says the fund is available for all forms of creative and interpretive expression.

“We look forward to a wide variety of groups applying to reflect the important role that art, in its widest sense, has in our community,” he says.

“New Plymouth has a very talented pool of creative and artistic people and it would be fantastic to see more of their work showcased.
“While the Creative Community fund isn’t large, we endeavour to maximise its effect in our community by encouraging participation in all forms of art, be that via music or the visual and creative arts.”

The three funding criteria are:

  • Participation – projects that create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in local arts activities.
  • Diversity – projects that support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity.
  • Young People – projects that enable and encourage young people (under 18 years old) to engage with and actively participate in the arts.

Both small and large projects are eligible for the fund, with grants of up to $5,000 available for bigger initiatives.

Application forms are available at the Civic Centre and online at

Applications close on Friday 22 July.

More information: Applications, Guide, and Policy