Toroa te ringa tauawhi kia ora ai te iwi

Extend the hand of help so that the people will flourish

We wouldn't be able to do what we do without the generous support of the community.

Primary Funder

Trust Waikato

Trust Waikato donates money to community organisations and projects that focus on welfare, sport, recreation, youth, art, culture, and the environment, for the benefit of people in our region.

Trust Waikato is Creative Waikato's generous primary funder and shares our vision for a strong and thriving arts sector that benefits the entire community.

Core Funders

Hamilton City Council

Creativity at every turn: Hamilton, a city that celebrates all Arts.

Hamilton’s arts sector plays a key role in our city’s identity. The Hamilton Arts Agenda was developed to support and grow this thriving sector by providing direction and leadership. 


WEL Energy Trust

WEL Energy Trust generously supports Creative Waikato through it’s multi-year funding programme.

Project Funders


Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand encourages, promotes and supports the arts in New Zealand for the benefit of all New Zealanders through funding, capability building, international programmes, and advocacy.

Creative New Zealand is funding Creative Waikato to implement a two-year Regional pilot programme focused on capability and capacity building.


Grassroots Trust

Grassroots has supported Creative Waikato in the build of this website, and the purchase of a projector for use in the community space.



The Lion Foundation

The Lion Foundation supports Creative Waikato with a grant towards Community Development work.



Resene are manufacturers of colours, coatings, wood stains and paints for exterior and interior house painting plus commercial, industrial and marine painting applications.

Resene sponsored paint and brushes for the Creative Waikato main space decorating.