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Community Groups Receive Grants For Arts Projects

Thursday, 10 May 2001

Community groups running arts programmes and activities in Hutt City will receive Creative Communities grant cheques from Mayor John Terris at a presentation evening on Wednesday 23 May 2001. This will be held at the Hutt Art Society rooms, cnr Myrtle and Huia Streets, Lower Hutt, commencing at 6:00pm. The evening will include performances and presentations/displays from groups who have received funding from this scheme in the past.

The Community Grants Committee of the Hutt City Council meet twice a year to consider applications from community groups for funding for locally based arts and cultural projects. At its latest meeting in early May the Committee awarded $18,600 to arts and cultural projects in Hutt City. These ranged from junior art and craft workshops, drama and play writing workshops, to sound equipment for two groups and contemporary carving & painting at a local Marae. Included in the funding provided was a further $1,580.00 for the City's two community arts councils, Te Awakairangi Community Arts Council and Hutt Valley Community Arts Inc. This funding allows these councils to distribute small grants and seeding funding on a monthly basis of up to $500 for arts and cultural projects in the city.

Community Development's Funding Officer, Caroline O'Loan, says "the scheme aims to increase participation in the arts at the local level, increase the range and diversity of arts available to communities, and enhance and strengthen the local arts and cultural sectors. The fund is a great way to assist groups and individuals to show what a vibrant art s and cultural community exists in the Hutt."

Applications for the next round of funding will be called for again in September 2001.

ENDS

Grants List:

Client Purpose Location Decision
Alicetown Community Centre Junior Art and Craft Sessions Alicetown
800
Associated Ballet Theatre Club Inc. Sound System Lower Hutt
2,000
Cat Up Your Leg Productions Performance Nights Lower Hutt
1,000
Cottage Creations Craft Group Pomare 1,000
Eastbourne Youth Worker Trust Music Programmes Eastbourne
1,500
Fatupaepae Tokelau Hutt Valley Sewing Workshops Taita 700
Hutt Art Society Potters Pottery Classes Lower Hutt 700
Hutt Repertory Theatre Inc. Drama & Play Writing Workshop Lower Hutt
1,000
Hutt Valley Community Arts Inc. Framing Workshop Lower Hutt
1,000
Koraunui Marae Contemporary Carving & Painting Stokes Valley 800
Samoan Methodist Youth Fellowship Cultural & Creative Dance
Taita 500
Stokes Valley Community Centre After School Art Classes Stokes
Valley 800
Te Huinga O te Whanau Screen-printing Workshops Petone 1,280
Viva Latina Dance Co Tango Dance Workshops Epuni 640
Wainuiomata Community Resource Centre Youth Dance Wainuiomata 500

The Young New Zealanders 2000 Sound Equipment Lower Hutt 2,300
Youth Group (Petone Samoan Assembly of God) Youth Camp & Singing
Competition Petone 500

Website: http://www.huttcity.govt.nz


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