Nelson City Creative Communities Local Arts Funding Scheme

Funding for arts and cultural projects which create community benefits within the Nelson City wards.

Each year Creative New Zealand provides funding to local authorities based on a per capita basis to support arts initiatives in the community.  Nelson City Council currently receives just over $46,000 for grant allocations through the Creative Communities Scheme criteria over two funding rounds, which close 1 September and 1 April each year.

The scheme is administered by Arts Council Nelson and full information can be found on their website   including Application Forms, Application Guides, previous grant recipients and scheme brochures in eleven languages.

If you would like to discuss a potential project or have queries with an application contact Lloyd Harwood at the Arts Council Nelson Office, within the Refinery ArtSpace, 114, Hardy Street, Nelson. Email: or phone 548 4640 or 027 326 9166.