Fourteen creative Kāpiti groups and individuals will benefit from the first of this year’s Creative Communities Scheme funding grants through Creative NZ.
Just over $20,500 has been awarded by Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Grants Allocation Committee on the recommendations of Council’s Creative Communities Committee, which includes community, iwi and youth representatives.
Cr Mark Benton, Acting Chair of the Grants Allocation Committee, says the Creative New Zealand funds are population-based, with a small Council top-up.
He says they will see a wide variety of creative projects on offer to be enjoyed by Kāpiti residents this year. Projects range from music and clay-modelling to theatre and puppetry.
“The recent Kāpiti Music Festival in Raumati and the Jazz Shed programme are among recipients whose projects have already taken place with great responses,” Cr Benton says.
“It’s always a tough process to select from so many worthwhile projects. But it’s also always inspiring to see the increasing number of locally-driven creative programmes appearing every funding round.”
There will be a second grant process later in 2018 with applications closing on 11 July. More information on the grant criteria and how to apply is on the Council’s website.
The successful grant applicants and their projects for this round of the 2017/2018 financial year are:
About the scheme
Creative New Zealand set the criteria, and provide the standard application form and guide.
The three main funding criteria are:
1.Broad community involvement the project will create opportunities for our local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities.
2.Diversity The project will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of our local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity.
3.Young people The project will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts.