The Tasman District Council has announced the applications for its Creative Communities Scheme to increase participation in community arts initiatives.
To be eligible for funding through CCS your arts project 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, eg:
- performances by community choirs, hip-hop groups, th eatre companies or poets
- workshops on printmaking, writing, dancing or other creative forms
- exhibitions by local craft groups promoting weaving, pottery and carving
- festivals featuring local artists
- creation of a community film or a public artwork by a community
- development of new tukutuku, whakairo or kowhaiwhai for a local marae
- artist residencies involving local artists or communities
- seminars for local artist development.
- Diversity: Support the diverse artistic cultural traditions of local communities, eg:
- workshops, rehearsals, performances, festivals or exhibitions in Maori or Pasifika heritage art forms
- workshops, rehearsals, performances, festivals or exhibitions by local migrant communities
- arts projects bringing together groups from a range of different communities
- workshops, rehearsals, performances, festivals or
- exhibitions by groups with experience of disability or mental illness.
- Young people: Enable young people (under 18 years) to engage with, and participate in the arts, eg:
- a group of young people working with an artist to create a mural or street art
- a group of young people creating a film about an issue that is important to them
- printing a collection of writing by young people
- music workshops for young people
- an exhibition of visual art work by young people.
- There is no limit to how much you can apply for, but most CCS grants tend to be under $2,000.
- Look at previously funded projects on your council website (or speak to your local CCS administrator) to get an idea of the sorts of projects that have been supported in the past and the average amount granted.
Your project must:
- take place within the city or district where the application is made
- be completed within 12 months of funding being approved
- not have started or finished before CCS funding is approved.
- Individuals or groups can apply for CCS funding. Individuals must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
- If you have already received funding from CCS for a project, you must complete a report on that project before making another application, unless the project is still in progress.
For more information, visit https://www.tasman.govt.nz/my-community/grants-and-funding/available-grants-and-funding/creative-communities/