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

What we do: 

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.