Funds for cre­ative projects

Waipa Post - - News -

Fund­ing is now open for cre­ative projects through­out the Waipa¯ district.

The Cre­ative Com­mu­ni­ties Scheme (CCS) sup­ports com­mu­nity arts ini­tia­tives that help grow and pro­mote cre­ativ­ity.

Funds are pro­vided by Cre­ative New Zealand for coun­cils to ad­min­is­ter each year.

An­nu­ally, $38,000 is avail­able to be al­lo­cated across the whole of the Waipa¯ district.

Fund­ing can cover ma­te­ri­als for arts ac­tiv­i­ties, venue or equip­ment hire, pro­mo­tion of arts ac­tiv­i­ties and more.

Pre­vi­ous re­cip­i­ent Oriwa Mor­gan Ward re­ceived fund­ing last year to run three cre­ative work­shops. They were based on tra­di­tional Ma¯ori con­cepts and taught chil­dren as­pects of Ma¯ ori mahi toi, weav­ing and kite mak­ing.

“CCS helps artists, ed­u­ca­tors and creatives like my­self de­liver projects to the wider com­mu­nity that may not have oth­er­wise been avail­able,” Mor­gan says.

Fund­ing is open to projects that run be­tween Novem­ber 1 and May 31, 2019 and should fo­cus on at least one of the scheme’s three cri­te­ria: ac­cess and par­tic­i­pa­tion, di­ver­sity or young peo­ple.

Ap­pli­ca­tion forms are avail­able at waipadc.govt.nz/cre­ativecom­mun ities and at coun­cil of­fices. Ap­pli­ca­tions must be re­ceived by 5pm, Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 26.

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