Arts and culture is the lifeblood of our community. To be creative helps us be more like ourselves, and less like everybody else. 

Our Purpose: 

Connect
We connect creatives to organisations, people to projects and events to audiences

Upskill
We provide, or can direct you to, workshops that build your business capability for a more sustainable sector

Support
We support our creative ecosystem to deliver the arts and culture strategy. We also support creatives through funding administration, advice and act as a sounding board for new ideas or roadblocks

Promote
We share your stories, events and initiatives so that more people get to participate in arts and culture every day

This is the framework that guides our business as usual activity at CBOP. The CUSP acronym clearly defines the areas in which we influence and support the creative sector in the Bay of Plenty.

Keep up to date with Creative Bay of Plenty

Keep up to date with what we are working on at Creative Bay Of Plenty. Events and meetings we are attending, workshops we are hosting and promoting, organisations and creatives we are working with and general day to day escapades that go on at CBOP HQ.


Showcasing the regions talent and events

Find out what is happening in the thriving arts and culture scene in Tauranga and Western Bay, as well as showcasing the abundant creative talent the region inspires and is home to.