The scheme supports the community to be involved in the arts, whether that’s music, theatre, festivals, mural painting, outdoor sculptures, art in public spaces, kapa haka, singing, art workshops or something else.
Council’s Community Arts Advisor Pippa Sanderson says, “We’re looking for art projects with broad community involvement, projects involving young people or projects that support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities.”
Past successful applicants include Hutt based Tape Art NZ, who applied for funding for their Community Labyrinth as part of the Hutt Winter Festival.
Tape Art artist, Erica Duthie says, “It was great to have the support from Creative Communities Scheme. We’re not a registered charitable trust which means we aren’t eligible to apply to many of the funding organisations. The Creative Communities Scheme is open to individuals as well as unregistered groups. It allowed us to deliver 12 community workshops which resulted in 71 people contributing artwork to the labyrinth.”
The final labyrinth was experienced by 1500 people during the Hutt Winter Festival held in August.
The deadline for this round of Creative Communities applications is 1 October for projects taking place between mid-November 2018 and October 2019.
To find out more about the scheme and download an application online visit the funding page on Council’s website huttcity.govt.nz/funding. You can also pick up a hard copy application and guide from any Hutt City Library.
You can also contact Pippa Sanderson on (04) 560 1257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Debbie Hunter, Community Grants Officer on (04) 570 6955 or email email@example.com.