Call for Franklin creatives to apply for grant

Publish Date : 23 Aug 2018

There is now less than a week for creatives to apply for grants from Franklin Local Board through the community arts broker programme.

Thanks to Franklin Community Arts, artists, event organisers and anyone with a great idea can get support for their projects.

In the last 12 months, the programme has funded nine projects involving 80 artists and thousands of audience members supported during the year.

The supported projects were based in schools, community centres, art spaces and public parks, and involved people from a wide range of demographics.

Bronwyn Bent, Franklin Community Art's art broker, says the programme is not only about the fund available, but regardless she is still available to provide advice and assistance to local creatives to help develop their project ideas.

“This programme is to enable our creatives to showcase their talents and take their work to the next level,” she says.

“We can provide support in a number of ways, from assistance navigating council processes to writing a press release - let's talk about what you might need to make the project happen.

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Bronwyn Bent, Franklin Community Arts broker

Franklin Local Board chair Angela Fulljames says the arts programme has been a great way to empower artists throughout the region.

“Among the great initiatives we’ve funded, projects have included a series of free performances in Pukekohe town centre, a photo project with older people, a kapa haka programme and an arts trail in Clevedon.

“These are all great examples of the impressive talent that’s within Franklin.”

The main criteria for funding are that the project must take place in the Franklin Local Board area between September 2018 and June 2019 and have both a creative idea and community benefit. Grants range from $500 to $6000.

Proposals are due by 9am, 27 August, and if you'd like support putting your proposal documents together or need to submit in another way from the online form, you can contact the team for further help.

For more information visit the Franklin Community Arts website or submit your proposal through the online form.

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