Our creative sector brings colour and life to our city, supporting artists and creatives ensures they can keep on producing.

Whanganui & Partners supports our creative industries with professional development and funding.

Making It

Making It offers free one-to-one consultation between creatives and specialists, to build financial literacy and grow professional and commercial knowledge. Making It helps artists know where they want to go and how to get there. Read our Making It page.

Email Emma.Bugden@whanganuiandpartners.nz to apply

Public Art Fund

The Public Art Fund is designed to support the delivery of innovative and exciting public art in Whanganui. It is distributed by Whanganui District Council.

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Whanganui Creative Communities

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


Amplify is a one-off grant of up to $4,000 to help you realise a particular goal.

Amplify supports what you need behind the scenes to make your work resilient. While other arts grants typically support exhibitions or performances, Amplify strengthens the infrastructure that enables creativity to flourish. Read our Amplify page for more details.

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About Whanganui & Partners

We work to promote Whanganui as a destination to live, visit, work, study and invest. Our activities also include supporting new and existing businesses, bringing events to Whanganui and providing the latest economic data, analysis and commentary on the Whanganui district.

Our Partners

Our relationships form an intrinsic part of our culture and how we work as an organisation. Along with our partners, we help with the facilitation of guidance or expertise. We lead in consultation with a range of partners and stakeholders and work with them to realise the full potential of Whanganui.

Our partnerships lead to better outcomes for our businesses and community.

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