Creative Communities Scheme

Creative Communities Scheme

Next Funding Round

The next Creative Communities funding round opens on Tuesday 14 March and closes Friday 21 April for projects that do not start before Friday 12 May. 

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 funding round closed on 16 September and 14 applications were considered by the Creative Communities Committee on 6 October 2016. A total of $11,595.96 was distributed to the following successful applicants:

    • Egmont A & P Assn - $1,000 to hold a competition and workshop for High School aged youth to paint murals on the hall walls at the showgrounds.
    • Erryn Willcox - $993.82 to hold a student exhibition at Lysaght Watt Gallery in January 2017 of 2016 work and run children's art classes in 2017.
    • Opunake Beach Holiday Park - $1,367.26 to hold community workshops to create a mural for local park and beach fence.
    • Tracy Wheeler (pictured) - $382.52 to hold flag making wananga inspired by the story of Parihaka for young people aged 5 to 15.
    • Whenuakura Playgroup - $423.84 to hold six Christmas art and crafts workshops for pre-schoolers followed by a presentation to the community.
    • Victoria Brown - $2,022.83 to construct a colourful fence made from small boats to highlight Patea's beach heritage.
    • Eltham Community Development Group - $1,230.94 to undertake repairs and repainting on the 'Heritage of Eltham' mural.
    • Cherol Filbee - $248 to hold classes on basic marionette construction spread over four sessions from 4 to 25 March 2017.
    • Paepae in the Park - $1,500 to hold a free music festival to celebrate Waitangi Day on 6 February 2017.
    • Maree Liddington - $692.40 to hold a community art exhibition at the Village Gallery from 10 April to 5 May 2017.
    • Gabrielle Belz - $1,734.35 to hold community workshops to make mosaic pavers to enhance the local playground.


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