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Hutt City Council Community Arts and Culture Fund

5 Jul 2016

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Hutt City Orchestra performing at Summer in Dowse Square
Hutt City Orchestra performing at Summer in Dowse Square

Applications are open for Hutt City Council's Community Arts and Culture Grant, which benefits non-profit groups providing arts and cultural services and programmes in Hutt City.

Applications are open for Hutt City Council's Community Arts and Culture Grant, which benefits non-profit groups providing arts and cultural services and programmes in Hutt City.
 
The purpose of this fund is to contribute to the creative life of the Hutt Valley and its residents and visitors by supporting local arts groups.

“This grant makes a huge difference to us,” says Angela Rasmussen, Secretary of Hutt Valley Orchestra. “The funding enables us to include popular music in our programme.  Our conductor likes to play popular music but the copyright can be expensive." The orchestra has also been able to lower the fees for school children. "This has built audiences and introduced a new generation to the orchestra." says Rasmussen. "We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without this support from Council.” 

Last year ten local arts organisations received funding to help with their running costs. They were funded because they met the criteria to:

  • Provide a diverse range of quality arts activities and events that are easily accessed by residents and visitors,
  • Create opportunities to increase community participation in arts and cultural activities, and
  • Provide opportunities to grow audiences for arts and cultural activities.

How to apply: Guidelines and online application 
Deadline for applications: 8 August

Contact Pippa Sanderson if you have any questions
Ph: 04 560 1257 Cell: 027 356 4103  Email: pippa.sanderson@huttcity.govt.nz