The purpose of the scheme
The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) provides funding to communities so New Zealanders can be involved in local arts activities.
The scheme supports a wide range of arts  projects under the following art forms: craft/object arts, dance, ...
About Creative New Zealand and our partnership with local councils
Creative New Zealand, which is a Crown entity, works with local city and district councils to deliver the Creative Communities Scheme.
Creative New Zealand is New Zealand’s national agency for developing the arts. We encourage, support an...
Funds and funding rounds
Each city or district council receives an annual allocation of funds from Creative New Zealand. The total allocation received by each local council consists of:
a base grant (in the 2016/17 financial year this was $6,000)
Each council or third party organisation forms an assessment committee to allocate the CCS funding. The assessment committee is made up of councillors and community representatives who are familiar with the broad range of local arts activity. You ca...
For more information about the Creative Communities Scheme
Please contact Creative New Zealand’s Creative Communities staff if you want to discuss any aspect of the scheme.