Creatives in Schools
Round 2 applications
Applications for the second round of 110 projects in 2021 are now open. Applications will close on 21 August.
About Creatives in Schools
The Creatives in Schools programme is delivered by the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatū Taonga and Creative New Zealand.
The Ministry of Education invites schools and kura throughout New Zealand to apply for funding to deliver a new creative project in partnership with a professional artist or creative practitioner.
Schools, kura, and creative(s) will apply and plan a project together. If your proposal is successful, schools and kura will work with the creative to deliver the creative experience for students and ākonga, lasting from 8 to 20 weeks.
Schools and kura can either work with creatives from your community or select one or more creatives on the Available creatives page.
We encourage all creatives interested in participating in Creatives in Schools to complete an Expression of Interest with the Ministry, so that interested schools can find them on the Available creatives page.
The creative learning experience will enhance the well-being of students and ākonga and develop their knowledge and skills in communication, collaboration, and creative thinking and practice. It will also raise their awareness of careers in the arts and creative sectors and benefit their preparedness for the future of work.
Round 1 update
Thirty-four projects have been funded in Round 1 of the Creatives in Schools programme , a new initiative partnering schools and kura with creatives. Due to the temporary closure of schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19, schools and kura now have the option to extend their projects until the end of Term 4 2020.
Funding will allow 510 projects to take place in New Zealand schools and kura from 2020 to 2023.
Schools and creatives can jointly apply for up to $17,000 per project. The table below shows the funding allocation.
|Allowance per project||Description|
|$10,000||The creative's 100 contact hours cover time spent directly on the project with students and ākonga only. They do not include time spent on planning, preparation, induction, and training with teachers and kaiako. This time is covered by the overall creative fee of $10,000.|
|Up to $4,000||Reimbursement for the school(s) or kura, covering planning and liaison with the creative, teacher and kaiako release time, and monitoring and reporting on the project.|
|Up to $3,000||Reimbursement for the school(s) or kura for project materials and (if applicable) travel costs.|
Page last updated: 24 June 2020
Watch this space for future updates.