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30 Oct 2019

Financial boost towards creative activity

Twenty-nine Hamilton based community arts projects will receive part of a $58,000 grant pool towards their initiatives thanks to the latest Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) Hamilton City funding round.

CCS Administrator, Adrienne Clothier, says she is pleased the fund can help make a difference to creative activity taking place.

“We’re really proud of the creatives who are passionate about getting initiatives off the ground that will impact the wider community,” she says.

“Every year we receive a large number of applications and select projects for their ability to foster participation, diversity, and youth engagement within the arts.”

The latest funding recipients include the Indigo Festival 2020, a celebration of diverse cultures at the Meteor; Wheatbux Gang, a one-week showcase of original devised work by youth; and Light in Trees, Garden Place activation project using crochet and knit lampshades.

The next Creative Communities Scheme funding round opens for applications from 20 January 2020 and closes 28 February 2020.

CCS funding is also available throughout the region via each district council. Applications must be made to the district where the project takes place.

More information can be found on Creative Waikato’s website (creativewaikato.co.nz) or Creative Waikato’s Facebook page.