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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

Toi tipu Toi rea – emerging Māori artist grant

The Toi Tipu Toi Rea is a grant to support Māori artists or practitioners, at an early stage of their …

WDC Funding Rounds Open

The Whangarei District Council supports community groups for a variety of events, amenities and services through our community funding scheme. …

Whangarei District Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) – Applications Open Now

This news update is to inform you of a grant scheme for the arts that is now open for applications …

Two funds available from Creative New Zealand

http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/find-funding/funds/toi-tipu-toi-rea-emerging-maori-artist-grant-within-quick-response http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/find-funding/funds/moana-community-festivals   Applications close in June 2018

Whangarei District Council Funds available

The Whangarei District Council have several funds open now so have a look at what suits your requirements before the …

Creative New Zealand funding opportunities

Creative New Zealand have the following funds open now: 1. Quick response closes 9th February 2018 (up to $7k) 2. Art Grants …

Creative Communities Scheme open for applications

Are you planning an arts-focused project or event that benefits our community? The Creative Communities Scheme (Round 2, 2017-18) is …

A quick reminder of Whangarei District Council current funding rounds 

Whangarei District Council have the following funding opportunities coming up in the new year.  Take note of closing dates: Creative …

Changes at Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand wants to do more to support the arts sector so is making changes to how staff are …

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 …