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 1 2022/23
Open: Monday, 1 August 2022
Close: 12 noon, Friday, 2 September 2022
For projects delivered between October 2022 to October 2023

Application Process

Crafting your project

When project planning, we recommend reading the Creative Communities application guide(PDF, 366KB). It contains helpful information on eligibility criteria and completing your application that are important to consider.

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 in writing.

Information is also available in a range of languages below.

Submitting your application

You may choose one of two methods to submit your application form.

  • Post
    Complete the application form(PDF, 436KB) and post to:
    Attn: Creative Community Advisor
    Whanganui District Council, PO Box 637, Whanganui 4541
    Please ensure your supporting material is enclosed with your application.

Recent funding recipients

The following applicants received funding in the previous round.

Brydee Rood

$3500 for installation and performance project - May the Winds Not Carry Us Out to Sea

Dance & Arts Therapy NZ

$4000 for Dance 4 Us Whanganui programme

Hello Comedy

$2430 for comedy shows and workshops

Joe Dobson

$2800 for performance Undergrand: Live in Whanganui

Laura Buchanan

$2144 for Pottery Project

Little Green Man Productions

$2299 for performance of Matariki Glow Show 2022

Multicultural Council of Rangitikei/Whanganui

$3080 for Race Unity Week

Rachel Stephenson

$2495 for children's workshops to paint street planters

Rezpect Dance Academy

$1942 for workshops part of the Rezpect Dance Academy NZ Tour

Sue Cooke

$1899 for Self-drive Arts Trail Guide

Whanganui Camera Club

$2842 for a photographic exhibition of Domestic Houses Historical Record

Whanganui Repertory Theatre Inc

$1386 for Lady in the Van production


For more information, please email the Creative Community Advisor.