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Eligibility for Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) funding

Te Āhei ki te pūtea Kaupapa Hapori Oro

Examples of projects that meet the criteria for CCS funding

Access and participation

  • Performances by community choirs, hip-hop groups, theatre companies or poets.
  • Workshops on printmaking, writing, dancing or other creative forms.
  • Exhibitions by local craft groups promoting weaving, pottery and carving.
  • Festivals featuring local artists.
  • Creation of a community film or a public artwork by a community.
  • Development of new tukutuku, whakairo or kōwhaiwhai for a local marae.


  • Workshops, rehearsals, performances, festivals or exhibitions:
    • in Māori or Pasifika heritage art forms
    • by local migrant communities.
  • Arts projects bringing together groups from a range of different communities.
  • Workshops, rehearsals, performances, festivals or exhibitions by groups with experience of disability or mental illness.

Young people

  • A group of young people:
    • working with an artist to create a mural or street art
    • creating a film about an issue that is important to them.
  • Printing a collection of writing by young people.
  • Music workshops for young people.
  • An exhibition of visual art work by young people.

Drop-in sessions

We hold 30 minute meetings with groups or individuals.

We talk about project development, funding opportunities and what assessors are looking for in your CCS funding application.

Bookings are preferred. To reserve your space, send an email with your preferred date and location to

Date Time Location
Any business day By appointment Auckland Central Business District
Monday 3 February 2020 11am-3pm

Takapuna Customer Service Centre

1 The Strand


Tuesday 4 February 2020 10am-12.30pm

New Lynn Library

3 Memorial Drive

New Lynn

Tuesday 4 February 2020 2pm-4.30pm

Māngere East Library

370 Massey Avenue

Māngere East

Wednesday 12 February 2020 10am-1pm

Te Manawa

11 Kohuhu Lane



A group may request a presentation from our funding advisor at any time of the year, to talk about funding opportunities for projects with an arts or creative cultural focus.

Email for more information.

​Previously funded rounds

See CCS Auckland funded projects.