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East European immigration project receives grant

29 June 2006

Eastern European immigration project receives grant

The Eastern European immigration to West Auckland in the early 20th century will be documented through interviews and photography thanks to a $1,500 grant from the Creative Communities allocation scheme.

Grants for 19 applicants totalling $42,413.00 were approved at Council’s meeting last night. Due to the relatively low number of applications this round, most recipients were granted close to what they asked for.

Chairman of the Creative Communities Scheme Allocation subcommittee, Councillor Judy Lawley, says the recipients are as diverse as Waitakere City’s many cultures.

“An a cappella group needing funding for a regional competition, a promotion event for struggling artists and a local music festival are just some of the projects that have received funding from this round of grants.

The stories of the Eastern European communities are of particular significance because their immigration to New Zealand has until now been largely un-documented,” she says.

Grant recipient Anabelle Lewis will work alongside local artist Allie Eagle, who is creating a 7m long artwork for the new Civic Centre that captures the essence of the immigration to West Auckland.

“I like my photographs to communicate something about human nature, about people’s struggles and joys.

The opportunity to work alongside Allie Eagle and her studio team as they produce a major work on the Eastern European communities gives me the chance to record in photos and interviews the stories of these people,” says Ms Lewis.

CREATIVE COMMUNITIES SCHEME ALLOCATION - SECOND ROUND 2005/2006
No. Group Name Funding Requested Funding Allocated

1.
Auckland Tuvalu Society Inc Application Ineligible

2.
Chinese New Settlers Services Trust $730.00 $600.00

3.
City of Sails Chorus Inc $1,500.00 $1,200.00

4.
Friendship Centre Trust $651.71 $0.00

5.
Hoani Waititi Marae $5,510.00 $3,750.00

6.
Indie Media Group Limited $4,750.00 $4,000.00

7.
Marco Trust $2,201.00 $0.00

8.
Margaret Lewis $4,312.00 $3,500.00

9.
Massey Community House $2,914.00 $2,000.00

10.
Mothers Artists Network $3,860.00 $0.00

11.
Te Airihi Anita Mitchell $2,240.00 $1,750.00

12.
Te Kotuku Kohanga Reo $3,000.00 $2,280.00

13.
Te Ukaipo Mercy Initiatives for Rangatahi Limited $3,280.00 $1,300.00

14.
Anabelle Cameron Lewis $1,800.00 $1,500.00

15.
Antoine Gasperini $5,000.00 $0.00

16.
Class Act Opera Trust $2,600.00 $2,000.00

17.
Handweavers & Spinners Guild Auckland Inc $683.13 $683.00

18.
Phil Tchernegovski $4,052.35 $2,500.00

19.
Te Atatu Schools Music Festival $4,319.73 $4,000.00

20.
Waitakere City Orchestra $2,180.00 $2,000.00

21.
Lopdell House Society Inc $7,425.00 $4,000.00

22.
McCahon House Trust $3,629.00 $3,000.00

23.
Te Tangi Ka'ara Ki Avaiki Trust $2,363.92 $2,350.00

24.
The Tone Zone Health Studio Charitable Trust $5,599.00 $0.00
TOTAL $74,600.84 $42,413.00

WAITAKERE CITY COUNCIL IS MOVING ...

From Monday 24 July 2006 ALL services will be located at Waitakere Central, 6 Henderson Valley Road. The Customer Services 'One Stop Shop' will be on Level 2 of the Administration wing. The 24 Hour Call Centre number remains 839 0400

ENDS


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