About the Creative Communities Scheme
Local art groups and creative projects across the Coromandel Peninsula are being offered a helping hand with funding from the Creative Communities Scheme.
The scheme, backed by Creative New Zealand, aims to increase participation in the arts, broaden the range and diversity of the arts available to communities and enhance and strengthen the local arts sector.
Funding is awarded to projects rather than people undertaking the project and applications must meet one or more of the scheme’s criteria.
Your project must meet one or more of the following funding criteria:
- Broad community involvement - 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.
The types of projects or activities that could be funded
- Exhibitions, productions, concerts, festivals, workshops and presentations that offer opportunities for community involvement in the arts.
- Activities that support the traditions and arts of ethnic communities.
- Youth arts events
- Artist-led projects involving local communities
- Materials for arts activities or programmes
- Personnel costs for one-off, short-term projects
- Promotion and publicity of arts activities
- School-based projects that are outside of the school’s normal activities and provide opportunities for community participation or benefits to the wider community are also eligible.
We administer the funding based on decisions made by a Coromandel Arts and Creative Industries Advisory Board (Assessment Panel) made up of representatives from across the Thames-Coromandel District.
Click here to download an application form.
The He Mana Toi Moehau Trust/Creative Coromandel is responsible for advancing the Coromandel Arts and Creative Industries Strategy, including supporting the priorities from action plans between tangata whenua, arts communities and community boards, and leveraging funding from local, regional and national sources. The He Mana Toi Moehau Trust/Creative Coromandel has the role of establishing an assessment committee and distributing funding from Creative New Zealand under the Creative Communities Scheme.
- One public appointment for the Thames Community Board area
- One arts council appointment from the Thames Community Board area
- One public appointment for the Coromandel-Colville Community Board area
- One arts council appointment from the Coromandel-Colville Community Board area
- One public appointment for the Whangamatā Community Board area
- One arts council appointment from the Whangamatā Community Board area
- One public appointment for the Tairua-Pāuanui Community Board area
- One arts council appointment from the Tairua-Pāuanui Community Board area
- Two public appointments for the Mercury Bay Community Board area
- One tangata whenua appointment from across the district
- One appointment from the Hauraki Māori Trust Board
- One elected member appointment from the Thames-Coromandel District Council
Public appointments for the community board areas are made by the relevant Community Board. Where the arts council in a Community Board area has been unable to make an appointment, then the Community Board for that area is asked to consider an additional public appointment. The tangata whenua representative and TCDC elected member representative are both appointed by the Mayor.
The members of He Mana Toi Moehau Trust/Creative Coromandel are volunteers and any expenses incurred in attending meetings will not be covered by the Council. Council has agreed to provide funding for He Mana Toi Moehau Trust/Creative Coromandel as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan to support the Trust's implementation of the Coromandel Arts and Creative Industries Strategy.