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The Creative Communities Scheme is a fund aimed at supporting arts activities that celebrate Westland culture, community involvement, and celebrating our diversity, particularly Toi Māori/Māori Arts.
You can discuss your ideas for arts project(s) anytime by emailing the Community Services Officer.
Twice a year (March/April and August/September) Westland processes applications for funding from the Creative Communities Scheme, which are allocated by the Westland Creative Communities Committee.
Creative New Zealand sets the criteria, and provide the standard application form and guide.
The committee usually grants up to or around $2000 for a project (although this can vary depending on how many applications there are).
All applications and those considering future projects are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the Covid-19 Alert Levels and refer to the latest updates when planning arts activities. Although we are currently at Alert Level 1, we advise planning for alternatives and contingency planning for different alert levels. In particular, please note what the requirements are at any particular date for the size of gatherings, and what health and safety measures should be taken for events.
For further details regarding the Council grants, please contact the Community Development Advisor.