The Alexandra Community Arts Council  

meets monthly on the first Monday of the month.


Our focus is supporting the arts, both visual and performing. We also support the placement of art in public places for the enjoyment of all.

Every two years, in January, we present Art in the Garden a platform for artists and performers hosted in gardens in various locations around Alexandra and environs.


Central Lakes Art Support Scheme.

We administer, on behalf of the Central Lakes Trust the Central Lakes Art Support Scheme (CLASS) for the Alexandra Earnscleugh, Manuherikia and Teviot wards.

Projects can be funded to a maximum of $2000, and are limited to one application per year. Applications cannot be considered where the applicant has also requested funding directly from Central Lakes Trust.
In general, funding for a startup project will be supported for the first three years only.

For details on funding applications click on the apply button or contact us directly.

Shona Bain  
Grants Administrator


0274 137 421
Central Otago REAP,

14-20 Centennial Ave

Alexandra 9320

Telephone: 03 448 6115



Creative Communities Scheme

Funding is also available from Creative Communities scheme, administered by Central Otago District Council. Applications for funding  are open twice a year, with decisions made in March and September

Under the scheme, 'the arts' are broadly defined as 'all forms of creative and interpretative expression'.

This includes opportunities for creative participation in theatre, music, visual arts, digital art, applied arts, arts education, Toi Maori, literary workshops, digital storytelling, and many other activities. 


The Central Otago District Council administers the Creative Communities Scheme. For more information on funding round closing dates and contact details, go to the Central Otago District Council website

March 2020 funding round applications close 7 February 2020


For more information and links to application forms visit our Funding Support page by clicking on the Apply button.


For other details contact

Shona Bain,  Chairperson