Are you involved in an arts project, festival, performance or workshop? If so, you can apply for a Creative Communities grant, funded by Creative NZ and managed in Hastings by Hastings District Council. The purpose of the central government initiative is to increase the range, diversity and participation in the arts in communities.
There are two funding rounds per year. Applications are open from 1 to 28 February and 1 to 31 August, with decisions made two weeks after each of the two application closing dates.
Documents that will assist you in the preparation of your application include:
You can apply for a Creative Communities grant if your project meets all of the following requirements:
Creative New Zealand has three funding criteria for this scheme. They are:
Creative NZ requires that 30 per cent of the total cost of a project is funded by the applicant.
Council's assessment committee meets two weeks after the round's closing date. Decisions are notified by mail within seven working days of the committee meeting.
The Hastings committee assesses the applications on the Creative Communities criteria above, plus the following:
Because demand is always high, the average grant awarded is usually less than $2000.
If you need to apply for more than $8000 you should consider discussing your project with Creative New Zealand to see if it qualifies for national funding. See: Creative New Zealand or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the Creative Communities scheme please contact the Community Grants Advisor.
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