Creative Communities Scheme

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The Creative Communities Scheme is a partnership between Whanganui District Council and Creative New Zealand to promote local arts projects. 

Application dates for Round 2 2022/23
Open: Monday, 20 February 2023
Close: 12 noon on Friday, 17 March 2023
for projects delivered between 7, April 2023 and 7, April 2024

Application process

Crafting your project

When project planning, we recommend reading the Creative Communities application guide(PDF, 420KB). It contains helpful information that is important to consider such as eligibility criteria and details to include in your application.

It is preferred you discuss your project plans with the Creative Community Advisor before submitting your application. They can clarify any questions you may have and advise on how to best frame your ideas on paper.

Information is also available in a range of languages below.

Submitting your application

You may choose one of the following three methods to submit your application.

  • Post
    Complete the application form(PDF, 546KB) and post a hard copy to:
    Attn: Creative Community Advisor
    Whanganui District Council, PO Box 637
    Whanganui 4541  
  • Online 
    Access the online form here. Please remember to click 'save' at the bottom of your online applications as you work on it.

Grant recipients

Recipients of the most recent funding round in September 2022 are listed below.

Bason Botanic Gardens Trust

$3775 for Shakespeare in the Park

Black Sand Music Retreats

$1800 for Local Kickstarter Weekend

Ken Chernoff

$3262.54 for Whanganui Celebrates International Jazz Day

Every Body is a Treasure Trust

$2780 for Visual Poetry Jam

Georgina Ormond and Matthew Edmonds

$1492 for XX

Lotus Women’s Group

$1560 for Diwali 2022

A Mulled Whine

$1163.45 for Ray O’Leary: Everything Funny All the Time Always

Sandra Morris

$2186.21 for Ethnic Storytelling

Theo Taylor

$2600 for The Other Orchestra

Whanganui Creative Space

$956 for Art Exhibition

Whanganui Zinefest

$2017.50 for Whanganui Zinefest 2023

For further information on this fund, email the Creative Community Advisor.