It is with pleasure that the Earle Creativity & Development Trust announces the following Grant recipients for 2017.


  • Renaissant Singers (Guy Donaldson) – for a Samuel Arnold world premiere performance.
  • Phil Boniface – for ‘Oro’ Concert series.
  • Palmerston North Choral Society (Heather Murphy) – to commission work for centennial concert.
  • Toi Warbrick – for KONO, song cycle for a new town.
  • Manawatū Overtones Chorus (Liz Watts) – for masterclass workshops.
  • Manawatū Youth Orchestra Synfonia (Jeff McNeill) – for orchestral wind workshops.

History & Literature

  • Nicky Birch – CoachHouse Archive Display.
  • Susan Artner – to publish ‘The Making of the Generous Heart – an art and art education journey from Timaru to Marton’.
  • Te Apiti – Manawatū Gorge Governance Group (Chrissie Morrison) – to publish ‘Manawatū Gorge Te Au-rere-a-te-tonga’.
  • Catherine Knight – to publish ‘The life and works of Charles E. Wildbore of the Pohangina Valley’.
  • Rachel Dore – to assist with establishing the Manawatū Writers’ Festival with the aim of promoting a community of writers.
  • Val Mills – to publish a history of Palmerston North postcards.