Masterton District Creative Communities Scheme and CCS Festival Fund
Te Kaupapa Hapori Auaha ā-Rohe o Whakaoriori
For the 2023 funding year Creative New Zealand has provided funding for the following two arts schemes.
Creative Communities Scheme
The Creative Communities Scheme encourages community involvement, celebrates cultural diversity, and encourages young people to participate in arts activities. Applications can be made for things like exhibitions, workshops, personnel costs associated with short-term projects, artist development, arts promotion, and community participation.
Round 3 applications will open on 19 January 2024, closing on 23 February 2024, and will be for projects commencing from 8 March 2024. Please check back here then for an application form.
Creative Communities Scheme Festival Fund
The CCS Festival Fund is a one-off boost this year from Government to support established festivals that celebrate the life experiences, stories, cultures, and regional identities of New Zealanders, that continue to be impacted by the effects of COVID-19.
These funds are intended to help the sector adapt and thrive as we move away from the effects of COVID-19 and to further improve access, equity, and arts participation for all New Zealanders. These funds are also intended to provide opportunities for the development of a resilient and sustainable arts sector.
To apply, your festival must have been delivered at least once in the previous five years (this may include digital presentation). Please make sure you include evidence of previous delivery in your application.
A festival (for the purpose of this fund) involves an integrated programme of events and activities featuring one or more artforms, from any cultural tradition, that takes place within the district over a designated period of time and is delivered within 12 months of the grant notification. It should be celebrating the life experiences, stories and cultures of New Zealanders, improve access, equity arts participation and provide opportunities for the development of a resilient and sustainable arts sector. Applications can be for operational, commissioning, development and presentation costs.
Food and Wine Festivals do not qualify for this funding as they are not arts focused.
Round 3 applications will open on 19 January 2024, closing on 23 February 2024 and will be for projects commencing from 8 March 2024. Please check back here then for an application form.
The assessment committee is happy to help you with your application or answer any questions. Their contact details are below, or you can get in touch with the Grants Administrator by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicants and their projects in the 2022/23 funding year were:
Round 1 – Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History (Student Photography Workshops), ConArt Gallery & Studios (Artist Studio Hire), Christine Daniell (Outdoor Poems) and Yarns in Barns (Wairarapa Festival of Reading)
Round 2 – DIY Comedy (Live @ Madisons comedy nights), Elaine Hurndell (Goodwill Banners), King Street Artworks (Waitangi Wananga) and Jane Ross (Film Talks on Air)
Round 3 – Amy Atkins (RAW! Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response Show and Clowning Workshops), Stefan Brown (Troubadour Singers), Katie Marshall (Exploring Emotions through Art workshops), Mulled Wine Concerts (Classical and Jazz Concerts), Jane Ross (Wairarapa Film Festival), The CanInspire Charitable Trust (CanBead Workshops) and Wairarapa Shakespeare (Shakespeare Regional Festival)
Round 4 - Ayla Collin (Kauae Raro Wananga), Jeff and The Angry Stick (The Next Big Thing Concerts/Gigs), Motuoru Development Services (Knitting Workshops), Te Kura Kaupapa O Wairarapa (Kapa Haka and Noho Marae), Motuoru Trust (Youth Radio Shows) and Wairarapa College (Grease Musical Performance).