Funding for Arts

The Council supports three active arts groups in Queenstown and Wanaka. Find out how to apply for funding for your own arts project.

 

Creative Communities Scheme

The Creative Communities Scheme works to strengthen the local art community.

How to apply for a grant

Anyone who would like to deliver public art to the Queenstown Lakes District can apply for a grant from the Creative Communities Scheme.

>> Applicant Guide  

Fill in the application form below. 

>> Creative Communities scheme application form (pdf 403kb)

This scheme has only two funding rounds per year, one closing on the last Friday of August and the second closing on the last Friday of February.

 

Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme

The Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme works to strengthen and enhance the local art sector. 

This funding is open to receiving applications.

How to apply for a grant

To apply to this fund if your project occurs in the Queenstown, Arrowtown and Glenorchy areas, please complete and return this application form to:

Creative Queenstown
Private Bag 50072
Queenstown 9348

Applications for this area may be made at any time.  

To apply to this fund if your project occurs in the Wanaka and Upper Clutha areas, please complete and return this application form to:

Upper Clutha Arts Council
PO Box 216
Wanaka 9343

The Upper Clutha Arts Council meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Applications must be received by the 20th of the month prior.

>> Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme application form