Creative Communities Scheme

Creative Communities Scheme

Next Funding Round

The next Creative Communities funding round opens on Monday 11 September and closes Friday 20 October for projects that do not start before Friday 10 November. 

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 second round of the Creative Communities Scheme for 2016/17 closed on 21 April 2017 and 13 applications were considered by the Creative Communities Assessment Committee on 11 May. A total of $12,666.52 was distributed to the following successful applicants:

  • START Taranaki - $1,265 to hold four wananga for youth on the START Taranaki programme, staff and marae participants at Te Potaka Marae from May 2017 to May 2018.
  • Joni Murphy - $400 to run four two hour art workshops for children and families to participate in visual arts during July 2017 school holidays.
  • Eltham Youth Health & Development Trust - $1,269.06 to hold a mosaic art workshop for 30 youth during July school holidays followed by a month long exhibition at the Village Gallery from 31 July to 25 August 2017.
  • Claire Jensen - $1,000 to hold workshops with local school groups to create additional seaside themed mural boards for the Opunake Beach Park fence during Term 2 to 4 in 2017.
  • Intercreate Trust - $1,200 to use custom technology to store entrance and exit karakia and karanga at the community garden at Parihaka and hold an eco-artist workshop during Puanga Festival.
  • Hawera Repertory Society - $1,042.46 towards Beauty and the Beast a musical theatre production for all ages on stage from 25 May to 3 June 2017.
  • Stratford/Eltham Creative Fibre Group - $440 to hire the Village Gallery to run workshops and stage a combined Fibre Art Exhibition for South Taranaki Creative Fibre Groups from 3 to 28 July.
  • Taranaki Arts Trail - $2,100to have61 artists and places of interest open their studios and workshops to the public promoting their work as part of the Arts Trail on 10 & 11 June.
  • Opunake Lakeside Lions - $1,060 to hold four community crafting times & two adult felting workshops to create work to 'Yarn Bomb' the Central Business District of Opunake from 27 October to 5 November during the Taranaki Arts Awards and Garden Festival.
  • Opunake Mosaic Group - $900 to concrete and cover with mosaic tiles a second three seater sofa at the South end of Opunake beach top.
  • Hawera Camera Club - $990 to host an award winning landscape art photographer, international judge to run a workshop & lecture in Hawera on 16 September 2017.
  • South Taranaki Partner Dance Community - $1,000 to hold two day dance workshop on teaching dance techniques relating to six dance styles from 17 to 18 February 2018.


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