Creative Communities Scheme - Arts Funding

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Creative Communities Scheme - Arts Funding

There are two rounds of Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) funding per year - one in February and one in August.

The CCS provides funding to communities so New Zealanders can be involved in local arts activities.  The scheme supports a wide range of arts projects.  “The arts” is defined broadly to mean “all forms of creative and interpretative expression”.

Projects must meet one or more of the following funding criteria:
  • Access and Participation – the project will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in local arts activities.
  • Diversity – the project will support the diverse artistic, cultural traditions of local communities.
  • Young people – the project will enable young people (under 18) to engage with and participate in the arts.
Please read the Creative Communities Scheme Application Guide to help you with your application.  

Click HERE to download the application form and HERE for the application guide - which gives a quick overview of the scheme.

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Mangawhai Artists Gallery
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  Opening of Project Stingray - Mangawhai



Online Requests 

Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059 (24 Hours)
Phone: +64 9 439 3123


Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

Mail: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340


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