Communities impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle

To support your creative community’s recovery from recent weather events, Creative New Zealand has decided to waive our standard eligibility requirements in 2023/24 for the following affected areas: 

  • Gisborne District Council 
  • Wairoa District Council 
  • Napier City Council 
  • Hastings District Council 
  • Central Hawkes Bay District Council

This means that ineligible costs such as equipment and capital items may be allowed to enable artists to purchase tools and equipment to restore their practice.

We know that the arts play a fundamental role in community recovery, supporting social cohesion and well-being.  Therefore, it is vital to support artists in the Hawke’s Bay and Te Tairāwhiti with their most pressing practical needs.