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Time to apply for creative initiative funds

If the community arts idea you have been incubating over the festive season is in need of financial support now is the time to apply for creative communities funding.

The Gisborne District Council's Creative Communities Scheme provides funding for local community projects that encourage arts participation. There are only two funding rounds a year and the first funding applications deadline is February 28, the last Friday of the month.

The second is the last Friday of August.

The total amount of funding available to distribute in grants over the two rounds is $42,000.

Exhibitions, productions, concerts, festivals, workshops and presentations that offer community involvement in the arts are among events eligible for funding. But to be successful one or more of criteria such a broad community involvement, diversity, and the engagement of young people must be met.

For more information and links to downloadable application forms visit the GDC website page https://tinyurl.com/tzfzvm9.