Creative Communities Grant

19 February 2013

There's funding available through the Creative Communities Local Funding Scheme - a Creative New Zealand fund that's administered by local councils. The closing date for this coming round is next Thursday (28 February).

Creative Communities Grant

'Wheels of Justice' whodunnit? game encapsulates theatre, public art and cycling


A considerable number of Fringe Festival acts are gearing up to perform to Wellington audiences thanks to Creative Communities funding. One such act is 'Wheels of Justice' - an interactive murder mystery tour on bikes.

Actor Tommy Truss, the brainchild of 'Wheels of Justice', says the idea came to him when he first arrived here from the United States.

"I was struck by all the public art. I wanted to create something that somehow highlighted it, as well as the interesting nooks and crannies of Wellington.

"The idea of a murder mystery came about because I love to solve things, so I just combined these ideas and collaborated with some really talented individuals - and 'Wheels of Justice' was born."

Tommy applied for Creative Communities funding through production company windyPAE, and it received $1,000 towards the show.

Budding detectives-on-wheels should bring their bikes to the Bike Barn at 246 Wakefield Street 2pm on 23 and 24 February, and 2, 3, 9 and 17 March.

Tickets are $15/$10. You have to buy tickets in advance. Go to Made Marion, 17 Marion Street or email

For more information, visit:

WindyPAE - Facebook

For information on the Creative Communities Local Funding Scheme, or to apply for funding, see:

Funding - Creative Communities Scheme