Almost $27,000 funding available through Creative Communities Scheme Rotorua

Drumming workshop, 2016. Robert Fugah
Hetty Feather, Shambles Theatre, 2016
Almost $27,000 funding available for local arts initiatives in Rotorua. Applications close 6 March 2017


Applications are being sought for the next funding round of the Creative Communities Scheme which closes on 6 March 2017.

“With nearly $27,000 available for new arts projects in the community, this is a fantastic opportunity for locals with an artistic passion to make their dreams a reality,” says local Creative Communities Scheme administrator Julie Parsons.

The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) provides funding to local arts projects so that all New Zealanders can be involved in, support or attend a wide range of events including dance, literature, Māori, crafts, film, music, Pacific arts, theatre and visual arts.

In the last funding round 17 local arts initiatives received grants with more than $24,000 being distributed, ranging in value from $400 to $2,000. Successful projects included a Māori weaving resource book, music and craft workshops, exhibitions, theatre projects, music events and more.

Applications must be for arts projects which have not yet commenced and will be completed within 12 months of funding. Previous applicants are welcome to apply, but will only be considered if their end of project accountability reports have been received.

Applications can be downloaded from search on Creative Communities Scheme.

Applications should be emailed to by the 6 March 2017, or posted to Julie Parsons at Rotorua Museum, Private Bag 3029, Rotorua, 3046.

For more information go to  or contact Julie Parsons.

Contact details: 
Julie Parsons 07 351 7823 or

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Rotorua Museum

17 Feb 2017