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 at 26th March 2018 at 5pm.

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

Successful applicants for Round 1 2017-18

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

Bridget Reweti, Creative Communities Administrator

04 237 1564

bridget.rewiti@poriruacity.govt.nz