Creative Communities Scheme

Creative Communities Scheme

Next Funding Round

The next Creative Communities funding round opens on Monday 19 February and closes Thursday 29 March for projects that do not start before Friday 20 April. 

Click here for the Creative Communities (Word) application form or click here for the Creative Communities (PDF) application form.

The South Taranaki Creative Communities Scheme provides funding assistance for community-based arts activities in South Taranaki that meet one or more of the following funding criteria:

Broad community involvement - A project that will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities.

Diversity - A project that will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity.

Young people - A project that will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts.

Click here to find out more on whether your project is able to be funded through the Creative Communities Scheme and how to make an application.

Creative Communities Guide for Applicants

Results from last funding round

The first round of the Creative Communities Scheme for 2017/18 closed on 20 October and nine applications were considered by the Assessment Committee on 9 November. A total of $13,346.22 was distributed to the following successful applicants:

  • Egmont A & P Association - $2,000 to hold the 2017 Mural Madness competition for high school students creating murals on the hall walls at the showgrounds.
  • Natalie Ropiha - $1,000 to hold a Vivid Rhythm Dance student performance for the community.
  • South Taranaki RSA - $3,000 to create a mural for the RSA wall depicting aspects of WWI, WWII and other campaigns.
  • Everybody is a Treasure Charitable Trust - $3,785.18 to hold Finding Venus, a Body Positive Artivism Festival in South Taranaki, including an award winning body positive art/dance/writing workshop touring New Zealand and the Everybody is a Treasure travelling photographic exhibition highlighting the unique beauty of women.
  • Fibre Force - $500 for the Fibre Force exhibition of handmade fibre art, accessories and apparel using natural materials.
  • The Village Gallery - $994 to hold exhibition ‘And when he was called, he went’ by artist Elwyn Stone commemorating the 100 years since WWI.
  • Paepae in the Park Committee - $1,500to holdPaepae in the Park in February 2018, a free music festival celebrating Waitangi Day.
  • Nikki Watson - $567.04 to host an African Drumming Workshop to learn the basics of African drum and dance with Koffie Fugah.


For further information, contact Maryse Ropiha – Creative Communities Administrator on maryse.ropiha@stdc.govt.nzor phone 0800 111 323 or 2780555.