Dorothy Pilkington was awarded a Grant to write a book chronicling the stories behind Feilding’s street signs.
Rangitikei College was awarded a Grant for the purchase of a Farmbot for teaching Science and Technology.
Adriana Martins da Silva was awarded a Grant to produce a short fictional film about the emotional aspects of immigration.
Palmerston North Girls’ High School was funded to employ ‘composer in residence’, Sam Logan, to stimulate creativity in the school’s music community.
Music Alive Rangitikei was funded to hold a series of workshops to nurture creative ideas and talents in the Rangitikei community.
A series of six masterclass workshops on jazz improvisation with NZ School of Music and local jazz tutors for local jazz musicians.
Manawatū Overtones Chorus held workshops with four accomplished tutors to develop musicianship of a four-part singing group.
Centrepoint Theatre was awarded a Grant to engage Peter Hawes to research and write Forty Years of Centrepoint Theatre, edited by Di Billing.
A Grant was awarded to organise the Manawatū Art Expo 2015 for work including painting, sculpture and wood carving.
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.