About Us

Creative Bay of Plenty support the development and growth of the arts and culture sector in Tauranga Moana and the Western Bay of Plenty

The purpose of Creative Bay of Plenty is to enable arts and culture to thrive in the Western Bay of Plenty.

How do we achieve our purpose:

Creative Bay of Plenty achieves our purpose through two streams:

  1. Business of usual mandate:
    • CONNECT: We connect creatives to organisations, creatives to projects and audiences to events.
    • UPSKILL: Directing the sector to resources, toolkits and skills providers for a more sustainable creative eco-system.
    • SUPPORT: Leading and co-delivering the Toi Moana strategy, administrating funding, and conducting peer mentoring for projects and ideas.
    • PROMOTE: We share sector stories, events and initiatives so that our entire community can participate in more arts and culture, every day.
  2. Leadership on the delivery of the Arts and Culture Strategy Toi Moana

Creative Bay of Plenty was initially established in 1969 as the Tauranga Community Arts Council, to support the growth of the arts and culture sector. Creative Bay of Plenty continues this mandate today, with operational funding support from both the Tauranga City Council and the Western Bay of Plenty District Council.

Creative Bay of Plenty has a governing board of volunteer members. They represent a diverse cross-section of creatives from the Western Bay region.

We are committed to providing a service that is relevant, community mandated and adds value to the creative sector.
– CREATIVE BAY OF PLENTY
MEET THE TRUSTEES

Creative Bay of Plenty has a governing board of volunteer members. They represent a diverse cross-section of creatives from the Western Bay region.

MEET THE TEAM

Get to know the crew at CBOP. A dynamic team of art loving individuals with a vested interest in seeing arts and culture thrive in our region.

CBOP SUPPORTERS

Along with Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council, CBOP is supported by local organisations who are all invested in seeing our regions arts and culture sector thrive.

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