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Creative Communities Scheme 2021/2022 Funding - Round One

8 Oct 2021, 9:57 AM

The Waitomo District Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) has approximately $22,000 of funding available for projects that encourage and support arts activities and participation.

Some examples of projects that are eligible to be funded by the CCS are:

  • Performances by community choirs, hip-hop groups, theatre companies or poets
  • Workshops on printmaking, writing, dancing or other creative forms
  • Exhibitions by local craft groups promoting weaving, pottery and carving
  • Festivals featuring local artists
  • Creation of a community film or a public artwork by a community
  • Development of new tukutuku, whakairo or kōwhaiwhai for a local marae


Projects must have an arts or creative cultural focus and benefit the Waitomo District community. Under the scheme “The Arts” is defined as “all forms of creative and interpretive expression”. The scheme supports a wide range of arts projects under the following art forms: craft/object arts, dance, inter-arts, literature, Maori Arts, multi-artform (including film), music, Pacific Arts, theatre and visual arts.

To check your project’s eligibility or for further details, please visit the funding and grants page on the WDC website www.waitomo.govt.nz or contact the Customer Services Team, Waitomo District Council, Queen Street, Te Kuiti on 07 878 0800 or free phone 0800 932 4357.


Applications close 5pm on Monday 1 November 2021.