Creative Communities Scheme Fund
Open for Applications for 2023-24 funding year.
Round 1 and 2 are now closed. Round 3 and 4 close 7th February 2024 and the 19th of April 2024.
Encourage, promote and support the arts in New Zealand
Each year Creative New Zealand provides funding to support all ethnicity and cultures within our Community. The purpose of the Creative Communities Scheme Fund is to encourage, promote and support the arts in New Zealand. If you are part of a group or an individual planning a performance, exhibition, festival, creative workshop or art project in the Kaikōura Community then this may be for you!
Creative New Zealand is a Crown entity governed by the Arts Council. The council encourages, promotes and supports New Zealand arts to benefit all New Zealanders.
Contact:email@example.com or 027 566 3064 or 319 5026 ext 263
Important Application Guidance
All applicants must provide evidence demonstrating that they have researched a local need for the project with its intended audience, users and/or providers in our hapori. You do not need to do an excessive amount of research, but as a minimum we expect applicants to have spoken with our hapori to gain guidance and feedback on how your activity/project/event will benefit, be enjoyed or responded to in our community. Tell us who you spoke to and what feedback you received to support your application. For more information on funding criteria please see the download link below.
We welcome all applicants who can enrich our hapori with educational, entertainment, cultural or creative opportunities that our community would not otherwise have access to.
A total of $17,350 per annum
Projects applied for must meet one of the following criteria:
- Access and Participation: Create opportunities for local communities to engage with, and participate in local art activities.
- Diversity: Support the diverse artistic cultural traditions of local communities.
- Young People: Enable young people (under 18 years) to engage with, and participate in the arts.
Who can apply
Individuals or organisations. Individuals must be NZ citizens or permanent residents. If you have already received funding from CCS for a project, you must complete a report on that project before making another application, unless the project is still in progress.
It is recommended that you include material supporting your project application including quotes and/or prices lists to validate your budget.
2021-22 Successful Applications
- 48 hours 2021 photography exhibition and competition
- Youth recital – end of year celebrations
- Kaikoura Arts Trail – website for local arts affiliated parties to network
- Tsunami with mushrooms – poetry
- Canbead Workshop – cancer affected people to create beads to tell the story about their journey
- Art Catalogue Exhibition – a collective of photographers/artists
- Re(start) Art classes – using different mediums
- Nikau Harp Trio – a concert and interactive opportunity for the audience to get an up-close perspective with the musicians
- Bones of the Past – Takahanga Marae 30-year celebrations, acknowledging and showcasing the artists involved in creating the whakapapa and history of Kaikoura house in the wharenui
- Inspiration Corner 2022 – a display of Lego and Duplo creations, for both young and older
- Hapuku Kura mural depicting the environment, their whakapapa and history of the area
- Digital Art Exhibition – something different targeting teenagers and young adults
- 48 hours 2022 – a photography exhibition and competition
- Takahanga Bowling Club – a mural completed by the Art Society who are now based at the club
- Raranga Collective – weaving with harakeke workshops learning from harvesting harakeke, preparing, and creating masterpieces for an exhibition at the end of 6 months at a completion ceremony for participants
- Strike Percussion show for all Kaikoura Schools
- Kaikoura Historical Society – creating a photographic live exhibition of B Elliote’ collection during her lifetime
- Elgrego the Magician – a performance for the elderly both residing at the hospital and those independently living in the hapori
- Jayden Shingleton Music – producing and creating his own music/album