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Cash available for creative communities

AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL

MEDIA RELEASE

27 June 2006

Cash available for creative communities

Auckland City is inviting applications for the second round of this year’s Creative Communities funding.

Funding opens on 3 July and is available for projects that increase participation in the arts and increase the range of arts initiatives available to local communities.

Applications are welcome from all groups and individuals with arts-related projects that take place between 1 December 2006 and 1 November 2007. The projects must benefit residents of Auckland city and demonstrate artistic merit, innovation and good project management.

In the last round of funding, Creative Communities allocated just over $115,000 to 79 community art initiatives including Auckland Dance Festival Trust, Onetangi Residents Association Inc, Sri Lankan Cultural Group of New Zealand and the Waiheke Island Choral Society Inc.

Jenny Gordon, Auckland City’s arts and funding advisor, says “The funding gives additional support to groups or individuals to help them get their projects off the ground. These can be new projects or fresh ideas to expand on existing arts ventures.

“We hope that this support will enable people to develop their artistic skills and continue to develop diverse arts project that will benefit the local community.”

Groups interested in applying for funding are invited to attend one of the free public information sessions to learn more about the application process. The sessions are being held at:

- 12-1pm Wednesday 5 July
Waiheke Service Centre
10 Belgium St, Ostend, Waiheke Island

- 12-1pm Tuesday 18 July
TAPAC, The Auckland Performing Arts Centre – Studio 2
100 Motions Road, Western Springs

- 6-7pm Tuesday 18 July
Panmure Community Hall – Conference room
7-13 Pilkington Rd, Panmure

- 12-1pm Thursday 20 July
Avondale Community Centre – Avondale Room
99 Rosebank Road, Avondale

- 6-7pm Tuesday 25 July
Onehunga Community Centre – Room 7
83 Church Street, Onehunga

- 12.30-1.30pm Thursday 27 July
Orakei Community Centre
156 Kepa Road, Orakei


Applications for funding close at 4.30pm on Friday, 11 August 2006.

For more details about the Creative Communities or other community funding schemes, visit www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/grantsandfunding or phone (09) 379 2020.


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