Expression of Interest for Creatives

The Creatives in Schools programme is delivered by the Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education in partnership with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatū Taonga and Creative New Zealand.
As a creative or group of creatives, there are two ways you can get involved in Creatives in Schools programme.
  1. If you already have a relationship with a school or kura, get in touch with them to see if they would like to develop a joint project and proposal with you.
  2. If you don’t have a relationship with a school or kura, or if you would like to make yourself available to a range of schools, then you can submit this expression of interest (EoI). The information you provide will be made available to schools and kura as a brief, anonymous profile on the Arts Online website. A school or kura can then request your contact details from the Ministry of Education and get in touch with you to plan a joint proposal.
You don’t need to provide a lot of information. If a school or kura is interested in what you can offer they will get in touch, and you can then develop the project idea together.

Please note:
  1. Submitting this EoI doesn’t guarantee that you would get the project/funding. You are just making yourself available to schools and kura who may be interested in working with you. The best way moving forward is to submit this EoI and contact schools and kura in your region to see if they are interested in doing a creative project.
  2. It is not mandatory to submit this EoI, you can still apply for Creatives in Schools funding with a school and kura if you already have a relationship with them
  3. Art organisations, companies, and/or individuals can also apply for Creatives in Schools funding and submit this EoI. Creative organisations or companies will have to identify the individual creative(s) that will work with the school and kura and agree in advance how the creative fee of $10,000 will be given to the creative.

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* 1. Do you have an existing profile that you are wanting to update? Note: If you have previously completed an EOI form, you will have an existing profile.

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If your answer is "Yes", please mention your Creative ID number as assigned on Available creatives page (if known)

Privacy Statement:
If you choose to participate, the Ministry of Education collects your personal information, including your name, contact information and location, so as to enable your participation in the Creatives in Schools programmes. Ethnicity information is also requested by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatū Taonga for aggregate-level analysis and reporting purposes and to identify any gaps in supporting the creative sector. You do not have to provide ethnicity information if you prefer not to.

Your profile information will be anonymised and published on the Arts online website. If schools or kura are interested in working with you, they will be able to request and receive your complete profile, including your contact details. We may also share aggregated statistical data about profile submissions with the partners for the Creative in Schools programme, being the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatū Taonga and Creative New Zealand, as part of the administration and oversight of the Creatives in Schools programme. 

Personal information collected and held as part of the expression of interest process will be treated in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020, kept secure, and deleted once no longer required.

You have the right to ask for a copy of this personal information we hold about you. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your profile, or to have it corrected, or to have you profile withdrawn from the programme, or if you have any questions about the handling of your personal information, please contact us at