Meet the Team

Kelcy Taratoa
Kelcy Taratoa – Ngā toi Māori Navigator
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Kelcy is responsible for leading engagement with Māori artists and arts organisations, providing strategic advice on the direction and development of the Ngā Toi Māori sector, advocating on behalf of ringatoi and providing specialist knowledge to support funding, investment and strategic planning decisions.

Kelcy has a Master of Māori Visual Arts with first class honours, as well as over 20 years of experience working as a visual artist. During this time he has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions in New Zealand and overseas and undertaken high profile public art commissions. Kelcy has completed a number of international art projects with ConceptioArt in Hong Kong and also worked as a visual communications specialist for a range of public and commercial entities throughout New Zealand. For the last eight years he has been a tutor for the Bachelor of Creative Industries degree at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Annie Hill – Funding & Capability Advisor
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Annie’s role includes supporting artists, groups and organisations with advice on funding sources and making funding applications, upskilling and capability building, and facilitating valuable connections within and outside the creative sector. She also supports the CBOP board in the delivery of strategic projects, participates in community planning and submission processes, and delivers research outcomes to underpin programme development, investment and advocacy.

Her background is in communications, project management, facilitation and management support, where she has worked in roles in the business, not-for-profit, local government and tertiary sectors in New Zealand and overseas. Annie is passionate about helping the arts and culture sector thrive and grow in the Bay of Plenty.

Rose Treadwell – Communications & Marketing Lead
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Rose joined the Creative Bay of Plenty team in 2018 to support the marketing team. She is now leading all comms and marketing for the organisation, and has extended her reach to include project management, public relations, brand identity, contractor management, website management, and liaising with arts organisations. Rose leads our interview series The Creative Patapatai Project, coordinates the Creative Directory, and arts projects such as Chorus Cabinet Art and Quilts for Hitachi (an international relations project with Hitachi City, Japan). She also runs our social media platforms, compiles the weekly newsletter, write long-form articles for our blog page, and keeps the sector up to date with the latest creative goings-on.

Rose arrived in the Bay with a Bachelor of Classical Music, and has spent the last few years directing choirs and teaching music.