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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 Monday 30th August 2021, 5pm

For Arts projects that take place between 27th September 2021 – 26th September 2022.

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

Successful applicants for funding

Successful applicants for Round 2, 2010-21 include:

  • Voices in the Wind, Collaboration Suffragette Concert with Hutt City Choral, $2,000.00
  • IHC New Zealand Incorporated, DJ Foundations Programme, $5,500.00
  • Ahu Charitable Trust ki Pukerua Bay, Matariki Celebration and Community Art Stars 2021, $3,163.89
  • Bruce Freestone, Accents of Angels - Mural Restoration, $ 225.00
  • The CanInspire Charitable Trust, CanBead creative therapy workshops, $710.00
  • Ti Purepure, Ti Purepure, $5467.00
  • Victor Lee TePaa, WERO/Challenge, $1,059.42
  • Bruce Freestone, Raau - Tree by the Water, $1,200.00

Successful applicants for Round 1, 2020-21 include:

  • Le Moana, Measina Dreamweave, $4462.00
  • Katja Starke, Love Letters, $1045.00
  • Gatama A Telolaha Trust, Preserving Nanumea culture in Porirua through children’s learning, $2415.00
  • Moses Viliamu, Tokelau Language Week Urban Inspirations, $5905.50
  • Porirua Little Theatre Society Incorporated, 70 Year History of PLT Exhibition, $1500.00
  • The StarJam Charitable Trust, StarJam Porirua - Empowering Youth with Disability, $3171.00
  • Taofi Nehemia, FONO – Tāfesilafa’i Festival, $4150.00
  • Talia Alofa’ae Soloa, Porirua Community Drawing Space, $3135.77
  • Friends of Pātaka, Friends of Pātaka Arts Trail 2021, $5510.50

Contact for more information

Georgie Keyse, Creative Communities Administrator

04 237 1564

Georgie.Keyse@poriruacity.govt.nz