Do you or someone you know have a creative project in mind but need funding to get it off the ground? The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) could help you! But be quick, submissions close on Friday 6 April 2018.
Each year Creative New Zealand spends over $3.2 million supporting around 1,800 projects through the Creative Communities Scheme. Creative Bay of Plenty, on behalf of Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty Council, administers the CCS for our districts.
Creative Bay Of Plenty not only administer the funding but also offer support in the submission of individuals applications through upskilling workshops as well as individual consultation.
Since 2014 CCS has funded over 170 projects in the region with funding submissions ranging from $500 to $10,000.
The scheme aims to increase participation from the local community in the arts sector, support the diversity of local cultural traditions and encourage and engage young people to participate in local arts.
Projects funded include ‘A Night Before Christmas’, an event which has used the funds to grow the free, family-friendly Christmas party into a large scale festival. Fraser Toulmin and ‘Arthouse Revolution’ established a popup art gallery - held in a shipping container - to give local amateur artists the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in a gallery-type setting during last years Tauranga Arts Festival. While The Incubator have put the funding towards developing a programme of art and creative development workshops, offering accessible opportunities and connection for the creative community.
Creative Bay Of Plenty are accepting submissions for new projects and events until the 6th April 2018.