Creatives in Schools funding application

Support information for schools and kura about the Creatives in Schools funding application.

Information for Schools and Kura

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. This programme initiated in 2019 and we have already funded 177 projects in two rounds till 2021. Applications for Round 3 will open in Mid-June 2021.

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) work together to plan a project and then submit a joint application. If your proposal is successful, schools and kura will work with the creative to deliver the creative experience for students and ākonga. The project must run for between 8 and 20 weeks.

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.

Further information about Creatives in Schools programme is on the Arts Online website.

New Online funding application system

The new online Creatives in Schools funding application system is now live. This replaces the previous online application form. The Creatives in Schools application process is now easier, clearer and user friendly.

Creatives in Schools funding application from a school and kura must be made through the Creatives in Schools application portal.

School staff must use their own ESL user account to be able to access the Creatives in Schools funding Application.

Application Link

Logon link for Creatives in Schools funding application

Application Role

School staff must use their own ESL user account with the ‘Creatives School User’ role to be able to access the Creatives in Schools funding application.

Role nameDescription
Creatives school user Lead teacher of the Creatives in Schools project will have this role.

How do I get access to Creatives in Schools Funding Application?

Step 1

Lead teacher of the Creatives in Schools project should contact the school’s Delegated Authoriser to have the Creative in Schools role assigned to your ESL user account, or to receive an email invitation for a new ESL user account (if you do not have one already), see the accept an invite process.

Accept an invite process

There are a few ways to find out who your school delegated authoriser is, if you have an existing ESL account associated with your school:

  • log into self-service then click “My Delegated Authorisers” on the left hand side
  • Please check with a colleague, your principal or manager.

if you do not have an ESL account associated with your school:

Step 2

Your school's ESL Authoriser/Delegated Authoriser will assign the Creatives in Schools Funding Application School role to you in the ESL Online Tool. If you receive an e-mail invite you will need to accept it, see the accept an invite process.

Accept an invite process

How do I logon to Creatives in Schools Funding Application?

School staff must use their own ESL user account with the ‘Creatives School User’ role to be able to access the Creatives in Schools funding application.

  1. Click on the Creatives in Schools Funding Application logon link for schools
  2. You will be taken to the Education Sector Logon screen.
  3. Enter your ESL Username and ESL Password and then select the Logon button.
  4. You will be taken to the homepage of the Creatives in Schools Funding Application.

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