Public Art Fund

The Public Art Fund is designed to support the delivery of innovative and exciting public art in Whanganui. Applications are assessed twice yearly by the Public Art Steering Group to ensure they meet criteria and reflect the desired outcomes of the Public Art Fund Guidelines.

Applications for the next round of funding closed at 5.00pm on Monday, 29 October 2018 for projects that take place between 1 December 2018 and 29 November 2019. 

For more information about the eligibility of your public art work please see the Public Art Fund Guidelines.

Eligible projects could include (but are not limited to):


  • Works such as sculpture, street-art, pou whenua, sound, light, new-genre public art, land art, murals, relational aesthetics, digital art, moving image and installations 
  • Artists contributing to urban design developments (such as parks, streets, bridges, buildings and street furniture) 
  • Temporary public art activities and events, such as performance artworks, time-based sculpture, sonic art, projections, paste-ups, media arts, and movable works 
  • Artists working with communities in public spaces 

This is a $25,000 match fund and as such any successful grants will only be disbursed once the same amount of funding is sourced by applicants from additional sources (for instance, if you are applying for $5000 from the Public Art Fund you will need to match that with $5000 from other places).

For more information on available funding and deadlines, or advice about your application, please contact Riah King-Wall, Arts Facilitator at

Public Art Fund Guidelines (PDF)
Public Art Fund Application Form (PDF)
Public Art Fund Application Form (Word document)





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