Supporting developments in the visual fine arts and enhancing the artistic community in the Manawatū and Rangitikei districts.
Helping innovators take the necessary steps to bring their ideas through initial development stages and to enable projects to head towards useful outcomes.
Encouraging musical creativity in the Manawatū/Rangitikei community through the development of music performance skills and the creating of new music works.
Encouraging creativity in History & Literature in the writing of new material in prose, poetry or dramatic form.
Adriana Martins da Silva was awarded a Grant to produce a short fictional film about the emotional aspects of immigration.
Rangitikei College was awarded a Grant for the purchase of a Farmbot for teaching Science and Technology.
Development of an automated nematodes counter to assist in animal health management and parasite research.
Asher Newbery was awarded a Grant to paint a group of 175 panels called Tatau Pounamu to commemorate the Treaty of Waitangi.
Manawatū Overtones Chorus held workshops with four accomplished tutors to develop musicianship of a four-part singing group.
Dorothy Pilkington was awarded a Grant to write a book chronicling the stories behind Feilding’s street signs.
Established by Richard and Mary Earle, the Creativity and Development Trust, a registered charity under Public Trust and administered locally, helps fund specific local projects within the arts and technical sciences.