Creative Communities Scheme - Arts Fund

2023 Funding Dates

Round 1 applications open on 01 February and close at 4.30pm on 01 March.
Round 2 applications open on 01 July and close at 4.30pm on 31 July.

Round 2 funding applications open on 01 July.

The Creative Communities Scheme provides funding for communities to be involved in local arts activities. The funding supports a wide range of arts projects. Read the Creative Communities Scheme Application Guide to see if your project is able to be funded and how to make an application.   

Projects applying for Creative Communities Scheme funding must meet one or more of the following 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


  1. Application form - Round 2
  2. Application guide
  3. Accountability form

Please email completed applications to: or post them to: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340.

Once applications close, applications are reviewed and the Committee meet to make their decisions. Following this applicants are notified of the outcome. Meeting dates for the committee (historical and upcoming) can be found on the meetings page.

Round 1 funding for 2022/2023 was awarded as follows:

Round 1

Applicant Project Approved
Bill Hyland Community Centre Baylys Beach Community Creative Workshops $2,510.00
Kumarani Productions Trust (KPT) Dargaville Fire and Circus Jam $2,822.00
Liam Asturby Affectionate Portraits of Furship $598.00
Raymond Drake Stingray Art $339.93
Dargaville Arts Association Dargaville Wearable Arts 2023 $6,000.00
  Total awarded $12,269.93

 View the recipients of funding for 2021/2022.