Creative Communities Scheme


​​​​​​​​​​​The Creative Communities scheme is a partnership between Creative New Zealand and local authorities, such as the Taupo District Council. The scheme provides support through funding for community based arts activities. The aim of the scheme is to increase participation in the arts for all New Zealanders at a local level.

Applications now open

Applications are now open for the Creative Communities Scheme and Creative Taupo grants. Applications close on Monday, 27 February 2017 for projects that begin after 19 March 2017. Please note that late and retrospective applications will not be considered.

Creative Taupo Grant Application Form 2017.docx
Creative Communities Scheme Application Form 2017.docx

Contact details

Rose Prisk
Community Development Officer
Phone: 07 376 0640 or 027 764 3791 ​

Creative Waikato ARTillery free workshops

Creative Waikato has been contracted by Creative New Zealand to develop a regional capability-building programme (ARTillery) delivered to artists and art organisations across the Waikato region, including Taupo. These are free, interactive and practical workshops which have been designed so that participants work on their own project during the workshop which they can immediately apply in the real world.

Details of this programme, which will run between October 2016 and October 2017, can be found here:

Creative Communities scheme grant recipients 2016


Applicant August 2016PurposeAllocation
Corbie FilmsTaupo Halloween Film Festival$1,000.00
Christopher EyesEven Time$500.00
Easterfest TrustEasterfests Stations of the Cross$2,174.00
Mangakino Central Charitable Trust - Mangakino Art Co-operativeMaori Abstract Art Community Workshop$1,186.80
Mangakino Community Festival CommitteeStreet Flags for Mangakino$2,041.40
Young NZ WritersYoung NZ Writers' Writing Conference$1,400.00
Robert FugahWest African drumming workshop$1,500.00
Taupo Sculpture TrustFlora Totem$2,288.00
Taupo Society of Ballet & DanceLocal Mini Competition$915.00
Toro Pikopiko puppet theatreRock-Art Puppetry Workshops Taupo Tour$2,000.00
Towncentre TaupoGraffiato Festival$2,000.00

​Applicant March 2016Purpose​Allocation​
​Richard Hoadley​Construction of a new public contemporary sculpture​$1,000.00 conditional
​Christopher Eyes​Self publish a novella set in Taupo​$2,000.00
​Carole Cornes​Publish a botanical sketchbook of Central North Island plants​$2,000.00
​Marotiri School​Wearable Arts, construction of and presentation of kids creations in a fashion show​$1,000.00
​Quirky Pottery Ltd​New online art gallery promoting Taupo's local artists.​Declined
​Taupo Choral Society​Celebration of 40 years choir performance​$2,086.40
​Miranda Jeffries​Introduction to body painting and special effects workshops/classes​$1,325.25


Creative Taupo grant recipients 2015



Applicant August 2016PurposeAllocation
Creative Clay (Active Arts) Replacement clay firing kiln$2,000.00
Easterfest   Art Exhibition$500.00
Lake Taupo Hospice  Exhbition of hope$2,000.00
Stacey Greig  Tools for weekly jewellery workshops$500.00
Creative Taupo  Suport for the Taupo Art Scholarship$500.00
Taupo Playcentre  Musical instruments$500.00
Tuesday Painters (Active Arts)  Provide equipment$1,000.00
Safe Turangi  2016 Turangi Christmas in the Park$2,900.00


​Applicant June 2015Purpose​Allocation​
​Performing Arts School​The WIZ production​$2,200.00
​Active Arts Inc.​Signage​$911.36
​Creative Clay​Pottery Workshop​$420.00
​Jaimie Fitzgerald
Black and White Music School
​Snu Music lessons​$500.00
​Primal Youth ​Suicide prevention national awareness campaign​Declined
​Taupo Home School Group​Workshops in November for 30 people​$529.00
​Tessa Sandham ​Bachelor of Dance Education at the RAD, London​​Declined
​Towncentre Taupo​20 x plywood Christmas trees​$1,000.00
​Tupoutama Paki​Flights to CIOFF Folkdance Festival​​​Declined


Page reviewed: 01 Feb 2017 10:00am