Creative Communities Scheme

This scheme is a partnership between Porirua City Council and Creative New Zealand that supports and encourages local arts activities.

What is the creative communities scheme?

This scheme supports and encourages local arts activities. It is a partnership between Porirua City Council and Creative New Zealand. Each year Creative New Zealand provides funding to city and district councils for distributing in their area. Any individual, group or organisation can apply.

Projects that get funded do at least one of the following:

  • Encourage participation — they create opportunities for local communities to engage with, and participate in local arts activities
  • Support diversity — they support the diverse artistic cultural traditions of local communities
  • Enable young people — they enable young people (under 18 years) to engage with, and participate in the arts.

When does the next funding round close?

The next funding round closes on 10 September 2018 at 5pm.

To find out more about these criteria, see the application guide:

Successful applicants for funding

Successful applicants for Round 2, 2017-18 include:

  • Wellington Young Singers in Harmony: $2,500 towards the Wellington Young Singers in Harmony Regional Competition
  • Virtuoso Strings: $8,000 towards the commission of a new piece for Porirua and the July School Holiday programme
  • Titahi Bay Beach Festival: $2,524.25 towards the 2019 Titahi Bay Beach Festival
  • Ahu Charitable Trust: $1,000 towards the Matariki Celebration and Community Art Stars 2018
  • Te Rau Oriwa Mitchell: $2,065.75 towards E Kui dance performance as part of Measina 2018
  • Sri Lanka Association of New Zealand: $1,431 towards Sri Lankan drama and song performances at Aotea College
  • Craft Central: $1,000 towards Shibori (Japanese dying) workshops
  • Toro Piko Piko Puppets: $1,500 towards puppetry performances and workshops for Porirua schools


Successful applicants for Round 1, 2017-18 include:

  • Kapi-Mana Music Festival Charitable Trust: $2,500 towards the Kapi-Mana Music Festival.
  • Boosted by the Arts Foundation: $1,056.72 towards Arts Crowdfunding Workshops.
  • Porirua Little Theatre: $5,125.28 towards Rock of Ages, a live rock musical stage show.
  • Growing Places Charitable Trust: $3,000 towards a mosaic to illustrate biodiversity.
  • John Misky: $5,000 towards building a traditional Samoan ocean voyaging waka.
  • Le Moana: $4,419 towards the development of new work for MEASINA 2017 and PAA.

Contact for more information

Alice Masters, Creative Communities Administrator

04 237 1546

alice.masters@poriruacity.govt.nz