For those seeking funding support for creative projects, expressions of interest are now open.
This 2020-2021 grant round closes 16th October and is for projects happening from November 2020 to June 2021.
The Franklin Local Board, through the community arts broker programme, provides support for a range of community-based creative projects and submissions for funding are now open.
We are looking for Franklin based individuals and organisations to submit ideas for creative projects that happen in and with local communities. Previous projects have included: the Franklin Arts Trail, steampunk workshops, poetry sessions in retirement villages, piupiu wānanga; and lots more.
There are three focus areas open for proposals:
Projects in rural halls
Open to all creative ideas that aim to develop activations in rural halls across the Franklin area. This may be one-off events or ongoing programmes.
Projects focused on the Franklin Local Board’s environmental objectives
Whether it’s water quality in waterways, reducing waste to landfill or improving connectivity with outdoor areas, creative projects with an environmental objective are welcome to apply.
Resilience and economic opportunities
Open to all creative projects that prioritise financial stability and creative sustainability for Franklin artists and creative practitioners.
Making an application 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
As arts brokers we are here to 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.
Proposals are due by 5pm on Friday October 16th 2020 and should be completed online at this link:
If you'd like support putting your proposal documents together, or need to submit in another way apart from the online form, get in touch and we can work with you on this.
Previous funding amounts have ranged from $500 - $6,000.
Supported and funded by the Franklin Local Board
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES The Franklin Local Board offers general local board grants rounds available throughout the remainder of 2020: 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.