Franklin Community Arts provides funding opportunities for a range of community-based creative projects.
Submissions for the community arts broker programme, supported by The Franklin Local Board, closed at the end of August 2021 for projects happening up until June 2022. A broad range of projects have been funded, soon to be announced. The next call out for submissions will be mid 2022. To see the kinds of projects we support, read the ‘what’s happened’ section, or get in touch with the arts broker to learn more.
We support Franklin based individuals and organisations to submit ideas for creative projects that happen in and with local communities.
There are four focus areas open for proposals:
- Projects in rural halls and rural areas Open to all creative ideas that aim to develop activations in rural areas across the Franklin area. These may be one-off events or ongoing programmes.
- Projects that express cultural heritage and Māori identity For all projects that express and share toi Māori and other forms of Māori expression, or those that support other forms of cultural heritage of the Franklin area.
- Projects focused on the Franklin Local Board’s environmental objectives Projects that respond, reflect upon, or provide education around environmental issues in the Franklin area. Previous examples have included a project that uses recycled materials to create artwork, and workshops based upon the properties of sand on beaches around Waiuku.
- Resilience, economic opportunities, and upskilling for creatives Open to all projects that prioritise financial stability and creative sustainability for Franklin artists and creative practitioners.
Making an application (dates for 2022 will be announced in March) To submit a proposal, you’ll need to let us know: - what your idea is, who's involved, when you plan to do it, and what the community involvement or outcomes are. - a budget
Your project must: - have a strong creative idea driving it - fit within one of the project areas listed above - give equal weight to creative ideas and community benefit - have strong local connections
Your arts broker can also provide project support in a number of ways other than just funding, from assistance navigating Council processes to connecting you with other creative people or community organisations or writing a press release - let's talk about what you might need to make the project happen.
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES The Franklin Local Board offers general local board grants rounds available throughout the remainder of 2021: read more and apply to them here. You can also apply to the Creative Communities Scheme for funding for your project, or go directly to Creative New Zealand.
Bronwyn, your arts broker, is happy to provide advice on the best place to apply to, or work on applications with you, so don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like a hand with these.