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Face painting workshop thanks to Creative Communities Fund

7 February 2014

Face painting workshop thanks to Creative Communities Fund

Do you have a creative project that just needs some funding to get off the ground? Applications are invited from all arts based groups and individuals for funding from the Creative Communities scheme. A Creative New Zealand initiative administered by Gisborne District Council, the scheme encourages art focused projects that have broad community involvement.

One successful recipient from the last round of Creative Communities funding was Gisborne Volunteer Centre. The funding enabled them to run a face painting workshop for teenage parents. The objective of the workshop was to provide participants with the basic art of face painting, as well as the opportunity and resources to participate in community events.

“The highlight of the workshop was seeing the women come out of their shells and have a go at something new. They felt confident to try face painting in their community” says Jenny Greaves Gisborne Volunteer Centre Manager.

Applications are considered by local people with knowledge and experience of the arts in the Gisborne region. The assessment group looks for opportunities to support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of our region and projects that encourage young people to get involved in a creative activity.

If you have an arts based project in mind there is still time to apply. Council must receive the application by 5pm on Friday 28 February. There is approx $15,000 available for local arts projects in this funding round. A second funding round will be held mid-year.

For advice on the scheme email funding@gdc.govt.nz or contact GDC 06 867 2049. Application forms and details are available from Council’s website http://www.gdc.govt.nz/creative-communities-funding or Customer Services in Fitzherbert Street or Te Puia.

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