Creatives in Schools

Sign-up for Creatives in Schools


If you’re an artist or creative practitioner experienced in delivering high-quality arts programmes for youth, and are keen to do more of this type of work, sign-up for the Ministry of Education’s Creatives in Schools programme before the end of June.


By signing-up, your profile will be available to schools putting together proposals for arts projects they want delivered in 2021 (schools apply for Creatives in Schools funding between 25 June and 21 August 2020).Creatives in Schools partners artists and creative practitioners with teachers to foster new learning experiences for learners, students and akonga of all ages. The programme is delivered by Ministry of Education (working in partnership with Manatu Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, and Creative New Zealand).


Creatives in Schools pays a fixed remuneration of $10,000 for the participating creative practitioner(s) delivering the creative project in a school/kura. Up to three creatives can be involved, with the remuneration split between them. Within the project, the creative practitioner(s) need to spend a total 100 contact hours with the students and akonga, as well as planning time with teachers and kaiako, and time spent on planning, preparation, induction, and training for the project.


As well as arts disciplines in the New Zealand Curriculum and nga toi Maori curriculum outcomes in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, such as visual arts, dance, drama and music, the programme offers opportunities for creative practitioners to work with kura and schools to share their creative expertise in areas such as film making, game design, fashion design, spoken word and more.More information on our website: Funding boost for arts in schools


Kia haumaru tau noho,

Te Whanau o Toi Aotearoa

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Best Fest

Best Fest encourages people back into public spaces and enhances our towns wellbeing through art and creativity
Saturday 8th August 2020, 12:30 - 3:30pm

The Daylight Atheist

Michael Hurst stars in this repertoire experience written by award-winning satirical cartoonist Tom Scott.
Thursday 20th August 2020, 7pm

Te Puna Reo o Whitianga Fundraiser

Featuring The Harmonic Resonators in celebration of Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori (Maori Language Week)
Saturday 12th September 2020, 1pm

Ebony Lamb and Gram Antler

Ebony Lamb joined by her Eb & Sparrow band member Gram Antler, is an act not to be missed!
Saturday 10th October 2020, 7:30pm

Bubble Bites Series

Bubble Bites - a series of short performance by artists from The Coromandel