Fund your creative project with the Creative Communities Scheme.
The decision meeting for 23/24 Round 1 funding will be held on the 26 October 2023.
Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications after this date.
The next funding round opens on 15 January 2024 and closes on 23 February 2024.
The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) provides funding to local communities so New Zealanders can be involved in local arts activities.
The scheme supports a wide range of arts projects under the following art forms:
Applicants can be an individual or a group. Individuals must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
There is no limit to how much you can apply for, but most Creative Communities Scheme grants are under $5,000.
You can be an individual or a group. Individuals must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
Ngā Toi Māori: We will cultivate opportunities to develop and present Ngā Toi Māori.
Audacious: We will be bold. We will take risks and foster a culture of innovation.
Inclusive: We will support a diversity of artistic traditions, practitioners and art forms, and ensure opportunities to participate are accessible.
Empowering: We will back local talent, value the old and the new, encourage and celebrate excellence.
Collaborative: We will seek to work collaboratively, support one another, communicate clearly and challenge respectfully.
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 $5,000.
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.