Creativity and Development Trust in Manawatū and Rangitikei

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About the Trust

Established by Richard and Mary Earle, the Creativity and Development Trust helps fund specific local projects within the arts and technical sciences.

Grants available

Visual Arts

Supporting developments in the visual fine arts and enhancing the artistic community in the Manawatū and Rangitikei districts.

Science & Technology

Helping innovators take the necessary steps to bring their ideas through initial development stages and to enable projects to head towards useful outcomes.

Music

Encouraging musical creativity in the Manawatū/Rangitikei community through the development of music performance skills and the creating of new music works.

History & Literature

Encouraging creativity in History & Literature in the writing of new material in prose, poetry or dramatic form.

Feilding book launch

Dorothy Pilkington’s book “Signs of the Times – The Story of Feilding Street Names” was launched in the Coach House Museum in Feilding. It is available from Feilding Paper Plus, the Coach House Museum, and Dorothy Pilkington. There was a capacity crowd and this book adds another significant element to the record of Feilding history. Related article Read the signs: Former Feilding woman prints local history – Manawatu Standard, 18 June 2015

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Painting for Tuhoe history

Asher Newbery painted a group of 175 panels called Tatau Poenamu to commemorate each year between the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and the present day. They were displayed in the Palmerston North Art Gallery, Te Manawa, and then in the White Room Gallery. Related article Asher Newbery’s breathing life into art – Manawatu Standard, 30 April 2015

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About the Trust

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.

Contact
info@earletrust.org.nz