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Creative Northland has an ongoing commitment to making sure that the arts sector in Northland is dynamic, thriving, influential and productive.


We offer advice and support to those seeking project funding. Here are some potential funding sources within the arts, culture and heritage sectors.

Creative Northland can further assist you with funding applications by:

  • Proof reading your application, providing advice on structure and recommending grammar or spelling changes
  • In some cases provide a letter of support
  • Workshops on how to complete a successful funding application
  • Workshops on how to market yourself and/or project

Please click here to make an appointment to discuss your project.

As promised the presentations that were presented at the Foundation North Funding Expo at the ASB Lounge, Whangarei on Tuesday 6 December 2016, are now available here

2017 NZ Mental Health Media Grant

If you’re a journalist or creative artist with an interest in changing people’s attitudes about mental distress, then you’ll be pleased to see applications for the 2017 NZ Mental Health Media Grants are now open!

2017-18 Whangarei District Council Performing Arts Fund

The 2017-18 Whangarei District Council Performing Arts Fund is now open for grant applications.

Funding Database Source available

Whangarei Library held a presentation this week about givMe and givUs  which are really useful sources of information on what …

Whangarei District Council 2018-2028 long term plan

What would you want to see happen here? How would you like to see the district develop? What are your …

Quick Response Grant – Creative NZ

Quick Response Grants help New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to create and distribute their work. Decisions take …

Foundation North Funding Expo Presentations

The presentations that were presented at the Foundation North Funding Expo that was held at the ASB Lounge, Whangarei on …

CNZ Creative Communities Scheme

The CNZ Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) helps to fund local arts projects.

Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand (CNZ) is the national arts development agency of the New Zealand government, investing in artists and arts organisations, …

Other potential funding sources

DANZ – Dance Aotearoa New Zealand Details about programmes which offer dance support for both individuals and groups are available …

Grant writing checklist

Creative Northland has the dual focus of helping individuals and groups to attract funding, as well as driving more funding for arts into the region overall.