Art forms can include dance, theatre, sculpture, music, mural painting, kapa haka, storytelling, photography, tivaevae, tapa, film-making and much more.
Council supports the local art sector through its Community Arts and Culture Policy (PDF 475 kb)
Who can participate?
Community art is for anyone and everyone. Projects are increasingly being used by organisations and groups in areas such as youth, health, education and community development. Art has a unique power to reach people; it has a meaningful impact on our lives and helps us express our cultural identity, tell our stories and make connections.
Businesses can get involved as sponsors, by providing funding, facilities, a venue, discounted goods or services, or through their expertise, marketing and promotion abilities.
Go to our Funding page to find out how to fund your community event or project. Arts specific funding includes the Creative Communities Fund and the Community arts and culture fund. Contact the Community Arts Advisor if you intend to apply.
Arts and Culture Subcommittee
Council convenes an Arts and Culture Subcommittee which advises Council regarding a strategic direction for community arts and culture in Lower Hutt. Membership of this body includes local arts and cultural representatives.
Getting advice and support
Council’s Community Arts Advisor can give advice and support to community groups, artists, art groups and anyone who is planning an arts project, programme or event.
Our Community Arts Advisor can also tell you about Creative Communities and other funding opportunities, and provide helpful resources for artists and groups who need funding. Contact our advisor for:
- feedback when organising an arts project
- information about Council processes
- contact details of artists and arts organisations to work with
- information about the Hutt City Community Arts Network
Get in touch
Community Arts and Culture Advisor
T: 04 560 1257
M: 027 356 4103