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Funding available for summer arts projects


4 September 2008

Funding available for summer arts projects

Local artists and performers are urged to get their applications in for the next round of the Creative Communities NZ local funding scheme, which closes on Tuesday 30 September.

Projects such as workshops, performances, short-term arts events, artist in residence schemes and arts-related promotional activities are all eligible for funding.

Creative Communities Committee Chair Amanda Hereaka says the Creative Communities NZ funding scheme has been invaluable in supporting a broad spectrum of Wellington’s artists.

“In the March round we were able to fund everything from a blues music festival to funding five participatory theatre events in the southern suburbs by Eko Theatre. The Creative Communities grants are a wonderful way to support the Capital’s vibrant arts scene.”

Creative Communities grants are funded by Creative New Zealand and administered by the City Council. They provide financial support for projects that enhance the local arts sector through diverse arts experiences. Eligible projects must benefit the Wellington City rate-paying area and increase community participation in the arts.

The next round of the Creative Communities Wellington local funding scheme closes on 30 September 2008. Information on the scheme and other Wellington City Council grants can be found on the Council’s website,, or people can phone the Council grants team on 499 4444.


Creative Communities Wellington Local Funding Scheme

Allocations March 2008

Organisation name / Project description / Amount granted

3 Shades / a basic mask workshop to upskill local practitioners / $1000

Africa Connection Aotearoa Trust / a theatre workshop or musical event to promote cross cultural arts / $600

Almost A Bird Theatre Collective / theatre production of Jeff Koons by Rainald Goetz / $1500

Anna Burns / to create and tour a puppet show to early childhood centres / $1250

Capital Blues Inc / to hold a nine-hour music festival to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the club / $2000

Caprice Arts / special interest dance and music performances in local communities / $1500

Dan Musgrove / "Sandmen", a two-hander devised as a companion piece for Blinkers, an earlier work / $1500

Eko Theatre / to run five participatory theatre events in southern suburbs / $1000

Elements Dance Crew / Elements Dance Crew is about young people supporting other young people to access dance / $1000

Friends of Old St Paul’s Soc Inc / Tuesday lunchtime recital series / $1000

Gutter Theatre Company / theatre production of The Viagra Monologues / $2000

Jambalaya Education Trust / Five free introduction to tango workshops during NZ Tango Festival / $1000

Kidzstuff Theatre for Children / "Puss in Boots", a play for children, by NZ playwright Sarah Somerville / $1000

Kidzstuff Theatre for Children / "The Pied Piper of Hamelin", a play for children by Robert Ormsby / $1000

Kirsty Lillico and Pippa Sanderson / an exhibition comprising visual art performance, photos, paintings and objects / $2000

Liana Yew and Claire Lissaman / two contemporary dance solos, one by Liana Yew and one by Claire Lissaman / $1500

Long Cloud Youth Theatre (under WPAC) / a production of 'Spring Awakening' by and for Wellington teenagers / $1500

Matthew Herman - Woken Bird / events presenting a multifaceted expose of the arts / $1000

Maxwell Riddle / Two-day workshop with Touch Compass Integrated Dance Co / $1500

New Zealand Society of Authors (Pen NZ Inc) / to provide speakers for seminars and tutors for workshops and venue hireage / $1000

New Zealand Suzuki Institute Inc Wellington Branch / a free public concert in Wellington for Artsplash Festival / $340

Noel Meek t/a Critical Art Body / a dance-based performance exploring issues around martyrdom / $2000

Pleasant Whining / a stage play exploring the psyche of the 'average New Zealander'. / $1500

Poetry Archive of New Zealand Aotearoa / staging 2008 Winter Readings of poetry by 12 poets over three sessions / $1000

Scout Assn of NZ Wgtn Area Gang Show / Hutt Valley Gang Show - a musical revue produced and performed by Scouting & Guiding members / $500

Srishti-Bengali Assn of Wgtn Inc / a cultural event called Nababarsha (Bengali New Year) / $300

The Moving Theatre Company / production of the play "Mr Marmalade" by Noah Haidle / $1500

Theatre Militia / a theatre production about the 1912 Waihi gold miners strike / $2500

Theatre of Glorious Abandon / to bring director Slava Stepnov out from New York and host seminars/workshops / $2000

Theatrecomrades.Co.NZ Ltd / to rehearse, promote and premiere a new New Zealand play / $1500

Thorndon Carnival Players / to enliven the Thorndon Fair with music, masks and lively drama / $500.00

Three Spoon Theatre / a dance theatre workshop culminating in a performance of the Eiffel Tower Wedding Party / $1500

Toni Regan - Cabaret Q / Cabaret Q is a queer Cabaret - a night of singing and dancing / $1500

Vincents Art Workshop / to prepare, install and manage annual Group Exhibition at St James Theatre Gallery / $1000

Wellington Durgotsav Committee / festival showcasing the Bengali culture and heritage / $700

Wellington High School / to make a Taniwha with the Mt Cook residents to use in a parade / $1200

Wellington High School / to design and make banners for the Mt Cook district / $1200

Wellington Potters’ Association / two ceramic workshops to enhance the skills of the local art sector / $700

Wellington Quilters Guild / 2008 Quilters exhibition of members work / $1000

Wellington Regional Folk Foundation / for the annual regional Folk Festival / $1000

Wellington Youth Orchestra / tuition for younger players as training for Wellington Youth Sinfonietta / $1500

Yellow Digger / premiere season of Burnt Coffee, a new New Zealand theatre work / $1500

/ Totals: / $52,298.00


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