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Creative Communities Scheme 2017-18 (Round 2)

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 4:00PM 19 February 2018 (NZDT).

Apply for Creative Communities funding using our online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

The Creative Communities Scheme is a partnership between Council and Creative New Zealand that helps to fund local arts projects. Read more on the Council website: Creative Communities Scheme.


Closing date

Applications can be submitted until 4pm on Monday 19 February 2018. Projects must take place between 23 March 2018 and 23 March 2019.


Before you begin

Please read the information below to help you complete your application.

Download Creative Communities Scheme application guide [218KB pdf]

This guide tells you:

  • whether you are able to apply for Creative Communities Scheme funding for your project
  • which projects and costs are eligible and ineligible
  • what information you will need to include in your application

If you've any questions about the guide, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact our funding adviser on 06 356 8199 or email  


Having technical difficulties?


Saving your application

Please ensure you save as you go.

If you wish to save a partially completed application, select 'save' and log out.

When you log back in go to the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen.  You'll find a list of all applications you've started or submitted.

You also have the option to download your application by clicking on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.