Creative Communities Scheme

Horowhenua District Council administers the Creative Communities NZ Scheme on behalf of Creative New Zealand. Creative New Zealand allocates the Horowhenua District approximately $13,500 each round (a total of $27,000 for each financial year) to be dispersed to individuals and organisations for projects that increase participation in (or access to) the Arts.

The second round of funding for the 2017/18 financial year is now closed. Completed applications were due before 5:00pm on Friday, 30 March 2018.

Criteria and Accountability Form

Creative Communities Scheme - 2017 Criteria Guide for Applicants(PDF, 218KB)
Creative Communities Scheme Accountability Form(PDF, 160KB)

Creative Communities Logo Use

Logo Use of the Creative Communities Scheme logo in marketing material is required by successful applicants. This logo is available for downloading below. For instructions on how to use the logo, please visit the Creative New Zealand website.

Creative Communities Committee

Members of the decision-making panel (Creative Communities Committee) include District Councillors as well as community representatives from performing arts, fine arts, music and cultural arts backgrounds. Committee Members serve for a fixed period of up to three years and may serve for only two consecutive periods.

The main role of the Committee is to assess applications for the Horowhenua Creative Communities Grant Scheme and allocate available funding. The group meets at least twice a year, once for each round of funding that is opened to the public.

Find out more

For further information on the function of the Creative Communities Special Assessment Committee, contact Victoria Kaye-Simmons by calling (06) 368 8202 or by emailing

For further information on the nomination process contact Sophie Parrant by phone on (06) 366 0999 or 027 375 6480, or email

Creative Communities Successful Recipients

You can download the list of successful Creative Communities Recipients below.

Creative Communities Recipients(PDF, 41KB)