Funds for creative projects
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.