Mu­sic fes­ti­vals to pup­pets funded

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

More than $21,000 has been al­lo­cated to a va­ri­ety of cre­ative events and projects in Waipa¯ .

The Cre­ative Com­mu­ni­ties Scheme, ad­min­is­tered by Waipa¯ District Coun­cil and funded by Cre­ative New Zealand, is sup­port­ing eight ap­pli­ca­tions from its April round.

The fund is aimed at pro­mot­ing and sup­port­ing lo­cal arts and cul­tural events, projects and pro­grammes.

As­sess­ment com­mit­tee mem­ber Marcus Gower said it was ex­cit­ing to see a wide range of ap­pli­ca­tions this round.

“This round we are sup­port­ing a range of projects from a pup­pet show and work­shop to a coun­try mu­sic fes­ti­val and the Cam­bridge Au­tumn Fes­ti­val.”

The scheme is sup­port­ing Cam­bridge So­ci­ety of Arts Inc, Toro Pikopiko Pup­pets, Branded Coun­try Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, Matariki School hol­i­day Mahi Toi pro­gramme, Cam­bridge Cre­ative Fi­bre, Cam­bridge Au­tumn Fes­ti­val Trust, Te Awa­mutu Com­pe­ti­tions So­ci­ety of Per­form­ing Arts and Armistice in Cam­bridge So­ci­ety.

The com­mit­tee re­ceived eight ap­pli­ca­tions and ev­ery ap­pli­ca­tion re­ceived fund­ing.

The round is open twice a year with the next round set for Septem­ber 2018.

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