Creative Communities

​Creative Communities Rotorua is a partnership between Creative New Zealand and Rotorua Lakes Council. The scheme's main focus is to stimulate and provide support to arts and culture projects which:

  • encourage community involvement;
  • support the diversity and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity; or
  • enable and encourage young people (less than 18 yrs.) to engage with and actively participate in the arts.

The first funding round for 2019/2020 opens on 1 August 2019 and closes on 26 September 2019. The second round will open on 1 January 2020 and close on 6 March 2020.

For further information or assistance with completing applications, contact Julie Parsons, Creative Communities Co-ordinator via email at julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 7823

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Creative Communities NZ Rotorua Scheme applicant guidelines are available in the following languages:

English
Maori 
Chinese Traditional 
Cook Island Maori 
Fijian 
Hindi
Korean 
Niuean 
Samoan 
Tokelauan 
Tongan 
Tuvaluan 

NOTE: Applicants can either:

  • download the application form, complete the application, save as an attachment, and return the completed attachment to julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz; enclosing any other relevant attachments (e.g. financial accounts, letters of support);
  • download the application form, print it out, complete the relevant sections and mail it back with any supporting information;
  • or collect an application form from one of the locations listed below, complete the relevant sections, and mail it back with any supporting information.

Application forms can be obtained from:

Creative Communities Rotorua Assessment Committee

The committee membership term is now three years. As members are not elected in the same year, the committee always retains some experienced members. The current committee is: Chairperson Diana Beattie, Harry Chhagan, Bobby Howard, Ngahuia Hona-Paku (Te Arawa representative), Ann Somerville, Raina Taiapa Johnson, Maggie Covell and Cr Trevor Maxwell (Council representative).​

If you are interested in serving on this committee please contact Julie Parsons, Creative Communities Co-ordinator via email at julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 7823 . We are particularly interested in taking on a new youth representative.

Information about Creative NZ including national funding guidelines and application forms are available from the following website: 

Creative New Zeala​nd website 

Page reviewed: 31 Jul 2019 11:01am