Creative Communities Invercargill

The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) is for arts and cultural projects and is administered by the Council on behalf of Creative New Zealand.

Community Nominations for the Creative Communities Committee Now Open!

Do you have experience in the creative sector and want to have a say in how arts funding is distributed to our community?

We are looking for some new community representatives to be on our Invercargill Creative Communities Committee to help assess funding applications and make decisions on viable arts projects for the Invercargill.

Find out more and apply today via this link: Creative Communities Committee Nomination | Let’s Talk Invercargill
Applications close 1 June 2023

After funding for your arts or cultural event?

Closing dates for the 2023/2024 financial year are:

  • Round 1 closes 13 August 2023
  • Round 2 closes 12 November 2023
  • Round 3 closes 11 February 2024
  • Round 4 closes 12 May 2024


Learn more

Learn more about getting Creative Communities funding for local art projects:


Apply now!

Download an application form
Download a Creative Communities Application Form

First time applying?
Refer to the Creative Communities – Application Guide [PDF] when filling in your application.

Completed your project?
Refer to the Creative Communities – Project Completion Report template 2022–2023 in writing your post-project report.


Successful Grants

Find a list of the successful creative grant recipients below:

Creative Communities Grants allocated for the 2021 – 2022 Financial Year