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Creative Communities Open


Apply now for funding for your creative project with Creative Communities.

For projects commencing after 1 November 2023, applications are open until midday on 25 August 2023.

Only fully completed applications submitted before the closing date will be considered.

The decision meeting for this round will be held on 26 October 2023. All applicants will be emailed within the following week with the committee’s decision.

For assistance please contact a Community Funding Adviser or email creativecommunities@ccc.govt.nz or CLICK HERE for more information.

The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) provides funding to local communities so New Zealanders can be involved in local arts activities.

The scheme supports a wide range of arts projects under the following art forms:

  • craft and object arts
  • dance
  • inter-arts
  • literature
  • Māori arts
  • multi-art form (including film)
  • music
  • Pacific arts
  • theatre
  • visual arts

Applicants can be an individual or a group. Individuals must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

There is no limit to how much you can apply for, but most Creative Communities Scheme grants are under $5,000.

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