Community Grants

$18.000 in Grants to Arts Groups

4th November 2009

KCDCThe Creative Communities Committee has allocated just over $18,000 in grants to 17 Kapiti groups working in the arts.

The list is:

  • Kapiti Kids Motivation Charitable Trust 2010 programme, $1000;  Art-Play as part of next weekend’s Arts Trail, $325;  Acting Up Charitable Trust (drama and music workshops for people with intellectual or learning impairment), $1500;  Artful Kids (mural in Campbell Park), $1000.
  • Kapiti Brass Band (assisting with a recruitment drive), $550;  Oasis Gallery Weekend Workshops 2009-2010, $750;  the “Have A Go Arts Programme” run by Kapiti Women’s Centre, $2000;  Waikanae Music Society Inc (assisting with the Piers Lane piano recital in 2010), $960.
  • Paraparaumu Mainly Music (purchasing instrument for pre-school music education), $1500;  3pm Care Centre (Artists with Kids Project), $500;  Mahara Gallery (assisting a Frances Hodgkins exhibition during the International Festival of the Arts next March), $1150;  Paekakariki Xpressed Community Newspaper, to help fund arts pages during 2010 editions, $1500.
  • The Academy of Dramatic Arts for a script writing project, $450;  Mulled Wine Concerts in 2010, $1355;  Uke ‘N Sing Along – a community festive season ukelele sing-along session, $750;  the Clay in Schools Project, Otaki, $650;  Children’s Clay Workshops, $600;  Kapiti Concert Orchestra, to assist with a 2010 Spring Concert programme, $1300.

Creative New Zealand provides the Committee with slightly more than $32,000 each funding year.

In this round, the first for the present financial year, $18,084.85 was available with total applications for $30,469.00

All applications are required to identify the benefits for the Kapiti Coast District.

The Committee is made up of three iwi representatives, three from the community – including a Youth Council delegate –

The members of the committee are Mere Ropata-Box, Carol Reihana, Sandra Edwards, Janet Secker, Trevor Wright and Rosanna Galletly (Youth Council), supported by Kapiti Coast District Council’s Arts & Museums Development Officer, Catherine Scollay ; and Councillors Sandra Patton (chair), Hilary Wooding and David Scott.

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