Role of assessment committees

Assessment committees are at the heart of the success of the Creative Communities Scheme. Their main role is assessing applications and allocating funding, in line with any specific local priorities that have been set by your council.

The assessors (the members of the assessment committee) should collectively have a broad knowledge of the arts activity in your local area.

Other functions of committee members include:

  • discussing and making recommendations for promoting the scheme locally

  • receiving reports on funded projects and discussing completed projects

  • attending performances, exhibitions and other events funded by the Creative Communities Scheme

  • attending meetings organised by Creative New Zealand

  • contributing to the Annual Evaluation Report to Creative New Zealand

  • electing new community representatives to the committee after a public nomination process (see page 15)