Advice and funds for arts projects

Artists can get help for creative projects from the Council's Arts Advisors, Public Art Fund and other Council grants.

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Advisory service

Council arts advisors are available to provide advice and help to artists, arts organisations and the wider community. They also help to foster partnerships between the artists and the wider community.

The Arts Programme Advisor is available to advise individuals and organisations involved in creative projects.

Areas covered include:

  • funding for arts projects
  • arts activity and resources available through the Council
  • festivals, community events and art-related activities
  • project development and resources
  • funding and grants opportunities
  • arts education and outreach
  • audience development and promotion
  • professional development and artist-in-residence programmes
  • venues, exhibition and studio spaces
  • requests for proposals for public art projects.

Funding opportunities

Public Art Fund

The Council funds the research, development, commissioning and implementation of public art activity in Wellington. To put forward a proposal for a public artwork, see:

Public Art Proposals


The Council has several grants available for the arts including:

For more information about these grants and how to apply, see;


Non-Council Funding 

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage and Creative New Zealand may also support artists. Please visit their web pages for up-to-date information: 

Homepage | Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Creative New Zealand

Contact us

Arts Team