Clutha District Council has a partnership with Creative New Zealand to promote, support, and increase participation in community arts and cultural activities in the Clutha district.
The Creative Communities Scheme supports a wide range of art projects.
To be eligible for funding, projects must support at least one of the following:
Access and participation: Create opportunities for local communities to engage with, and participate in local arts activities
Diversity: Support the diverse artistic cultural traditions of local communities
Young people: enable young people (under 18 years of age) to engage with, and participate in the arts See examples in the application guide in the related information section.
Individuals, groups, or organisations can apply, but projects must:
Take place in the Clutha District
Benefit communities in the Clutha District
Not have started or finished before funding is approved
Be completed within 12 months of funding being approved
You must be able to provide supporting documents with your application, such as quotes and support letters.
There is no limit for applications, however, allocations are normally between $200 - $5,000.
2023/24 Festival fund
The Creative Communities Festival Fund is an added one-off boost to support established festivals that have been impacted by COVID-19. The festival is to celebrate the life experiences, stories, cultures and regional identities of New Zealanders.
To be eligible the festival must meet the same criteria as the regular funding but also to have been run at least once within the last 5 years and be delivered by the end of June 2024. The usual CCS form can be used for the application, but you must specify that you are applying to the festival fund.
There are up to three funding rounds each year. In 2023-24 the funding round are:
Round 1 - closes 8 September 2023
Round 2 - closes 8 March 2024
Additional round (if required) - closes 7 June 2024
Who to contact
If you are thinking of applying for a grant, have questions or require help with your application, please contact council’s Creative Communities Scheme administrator, Lilly Paterson on 03 4190251 or email@example.com.