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Napier Creative Communities Scheme

To ensure Napier's aspiring artists keep their creative juices flowing, Creative New Zealand, in partnership with Napier City Council, distributes over $46,000 to groups, organisations and individuals working within our local creative community. There is no maximum amount you can apply for, though the average grant is usually between $500 and $2,500.

Creative Communities Napier Operatic

Napier's Creative Communities scheme distributes over $46,000 to groups, organisations and individuals in the local art sector each year.

What we fund

Any group, organisation or individual may apply, though individuals must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. Your project must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Participation. The project will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities.
  • Diversity. The project will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity.
  • Young People. The project will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts.

What we look for

Funding Rounds

March 2018
- Opens 5 February. Closes 23 February, 5pm.

September 2018
- Opens 30 July. Closes 17 August, 5pm.

As well as the above criteria, these factors influence our decision:

  • Quality of the project
  • Artistic merit
  • Impact on the local arts community
  • Your ability to make it happen
  • Good project planning and budgeting
  • Level of financial need
  • Viability of project where a project cannot be fully funded.

Applications should include the following:

  • A detailed budget.
  • Quotes for the items you require funding for.
  • A project description, including dates, numbers of participants, and a programme of what you intend to achieve. If you are paying fees to artists or tutors, include a brief CV of who they are and their role in your project.
  • If you are applying as an individual, include information on your background, work, and things you may have done/been involved with in the past.
  • Groups or organisations must provide a copy of their latest financial statement. This can be a copy of the audited accounts, an income and expenditure statement or a copy of the unaudited management accounts.

Latest recipients

The following organisations received funding in the September 2017 funding round.

Project Funding Approved
Ahuriri Mural $1,500
Battle in the Bay  $1,553
Beauty and the Beast Jr $1,000
DIY Drama Day - Children's Workshop $420
Droplets $1,000
Festival of Noise $2,000
HB Christmas at the Park $4,000
Kiwi As 'Pre-loved and Pre-worked' $1,500
Music Lessons for low-decile Napier schools $2,000
Pre-Christmas choral of Handel's Messiah plus Mozart and Beethoven $1,500
Song writing workshop with Jon Toogood $1,700
The E.A.I T-shirt Design workshop $2,000
West African songs, drumming and dance workshops $1,500
   
Total funding distributed $21,673

How to apply

The Creative Communities Assessment committee meet to finalise decisions approximately five weeks after the close-off date. We'll notify applicants in writing of the outcome. 

Note: If you're previously received CCS funding, either as an individual or part of a group, you must've completed a Project Completion Report for this project before we'll consider any further applications.

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Napier City Council
c/- Community Strategies Team
Private Bag 6010
Napier 4142

Courier
Napier City Council
Dunvegan House
215 Hastings Street
Napier 4110

Email
csgrants@napier.govt.nz

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