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Creative Northland – Connecting Northland’s Art Sector


Creative Northland has a variety of resources on offer for the creative community including funding information, marketing tools & more.

There is a wide variety of funding options available for creative projects in Northland.
Types of funding include Local councils (e.g. Whangarei District Council), Government Agencies (e.g. Lotteries), Grant Funders (e.g. Pub Charities), Crowd Funding (e.g. PledgeMe) and more.
If you would like advice on which funds to apply for and/or how to write a funding application please contact [email protected] to make an appointment.

Creative Northland offers various FREE marketing services including printing, online/social media listings & more.
Contact [email protected] for an event listing form or for any marketing enquiries.

Creative Northland manages the Quest Art Space Whangarei. This is a community art space for beginner & intermediate artists to display artworks for free, with a low commission rate. If you are interested in having an exhibition or being a part of a group show at the Quest Art Space please contact [email protected]
Our Arts Advisor is also available for curation advice for other exhibitions via – contact [email protected] for any questions or to book a meeting. Follow the Quest Art Space Facebook page for news and updates.

Creative Northland has a range of equipment which is available for the community to borrow for local events. Some of the equipment available is:
– P.A. system including mixing desk, speakers, mics etc.
– Projector
– Gazebos
– Tables
– Chairs

For any enquiries about equipment hire bookings, full equipment list and hire rules please contact [email protected]

North Tec offers a range of Creative Industies courses including Applied Arts, Toi Te Wai-Nharahu (MĀORI ARTS) & Applied Writing. If you are interested in any of the courses please contact the team at North Tec or visit the NorthTec Arts Facebook Page to see their recent achievements.
Creative Northland and North Tec have established a Statement of Shared Objectives with a key aim of recruitment for their art courses. We would love to see as many Northlanders as possible study locally whilst also gaining a high standard of education.

Creative New Zealand has a FREE Community Arts Tool Kit which is a best practice guide to community arts projects in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Welcome to Creative Northland!

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