The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) provides funding to local communities so New Zealanders can be involved in local arts activities.
Applications for Round One opened on 18 July 2022 and closed on 15 August 2022, for projects commencing after 1 November 2022.
The decision meeting for this round will be held on Wednesday 12 October 2022. All applicants will be notified via email following this meeting.
Applications for Round Two open on 23 January 2023 and close at midnight on 20 March 2023, for projects commencing after 1 May 2023.
The scheme supports a wide range of arts projects under the following art forms:
There is no limit to how much you can apply for, but most Creative Communities Scheme grants are under $2,000.
You can be an individual or a group. Individuals must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
If you have already received funding from the Creative Communities Scheme for a project, you must complete a report on that project before making another application, unless the project is still in progress.
To get funding through Creative Communities Scheme, your arts project must do at least one of the following:
Create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in local arts activities.
Support the diverse artistic cultural traditions of local communities, for example:
Enable young people under 18 years to engage with, and participate in the arts, for example:
There is no limit to how much you can apply for, but most CCS grants are under $2,000.
Please be aware that all recipients of the Creative Communities Scheme are required to:
Future funding can be withheld if accountability requirements are not met.