Whanganui Creative Communities Scheme

The Creative Communities Scheme is a partnership between Whanganui District Council and Creative New Zealand to promote local arts projects. This funding is administrated within the Whanganui District by Whanganui & Partners.

Application Dates for Round 2, 2020/21‍

Open: Monday, 8th March, 2021

Close: 12 noon Monday, 5th April, 2021

Projects must take place between 1st May 2021 and 1st May 2022

Creative Communities Scheme application form

Please read and use the application guide. It contains information on funding criteria that are important to consider when completing your application form.

All applications must be made on this official application form. If you require a hard copy of this application form, they are available at the entry foyer of Whanganui & Partners (179 Saint Hill Street).

We accept applications by post or email. Further instructions on how to complete and submit the application form are outlined in the application guide.

For more information please contact the Whanganui & Partners Community Arts Coordinator Anique Jayasinghe at Anique.Jayasinghe@whanganuiandpartners.nz

Recent Funding Recipients

The following organisations and individuals received funding in Round 1 2020/21:

Born and Raised Pasifika – $1275.36 for Youth Pasifika Art

Community Music -$2316.40 for Living in the Music

Debbie Wai Kapohe– $335 for Romantic Period Guitar and Voice Recital

Hakeke Street Community Centre – $3448.75 for a mural

Lotus Women’s Group – $1000 for Diwali 2020

Multicultural Council of Rangitikei/Whanganui – $2130 for Race Awareness Week

Sandra Morris Illustration – $1320.44 for The Complete Children’s Picture Book Illustration Workshop

City College -$3075 for The Movement Collective

Wen Xiong – $2000 for Wen’s Story Den

Whanganui Camera Club – $1210 for Wild Child Weekend Workshop

Whanganui Community Drumming – $1125 for West African Drumming Workshop

Whanganui Creative Space – $2241.50 for Unlocked Exhibition

Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre Trust – $1863.75 for Repurposed Art Installation

Whanganui Repertory Theatre Inc – $915.33 for Peter Pan Pantomime


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