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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:11

C-U-S-P Newsletter 19 February 2019

Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa.

Artistic excellence makes the world sit up in wonder.

Kia ora, Creative Community! Welcome to your weekly dose of creative opportunities...

OPPORTUNITY: Creative Communities Scheme - Funding Applications Open 4th March

Funding applications open 4th March 2019
Applications close 22nd March 2019

Applications for the next funding round of the Creative Communities Scheme are open from 4th March - 22nd March.

The scheme aims to increase participation from the local community in the arts sector, support the diversity of local cultural traditions, and encourage and engage young people to participate in local arts.

Please note: there will be another round of funding applications open in November this year.

Find out more (and see the next article for information around the upcoming CCS workshops available in Tauranga, Te Puke and Katikati).

OPPORTUNITY: Creative Communities Scheme Workshops - Katikati, Tauranga, Te Puke

If you would like to learn more about Creative Communities funding and get some tips around how to write a stellar application, come along to one of our free short workshops run by our Funding Advisor, Lena Kovac:

  • Katikati: Monday 4th March, 11am - The Centre - Pātuki Manawa
  • Tauranga: Thursday 7th March, 11am - The Kollective, 17th Ave
  • Te Puke: Friday 8th March, 11am - Public Library

To register please email Lena with your preferred location by 28th February: 

Places are strictly limited - first come, first served.

Find out more about CCS Funding here

OPPORTUNITY: Three new funds for art projects by, with and for young New Zealanders - closing soon!

Do your young people have stories to share, artworks to create or are they arts leaders in the making?

If you need support to help young New Zealanders (aged 10 to 25) attend, participate in or lead arts projects, Creative NZ might be able to help, with three new funds they have recently launched to help more young New Zealanders benefit from greater involvement in the arts. In the first year of the five-year initiative, $500,000 will be available across these funds.

The three new funds have the following distinct approaches:

  • Toi Rangatahi Participation Fund – supports artists/organisations to provide opportunities for young people aged 10-14 to participate in high-quality arts activities. Grants up to $65,000 are available.
  • Toi Rangatahi Engagement Fund – supports established organisations that want to provide opportunities for people aged 15-25 to engage in high-quality arts experiences. Grants up to $65,000 are available.
  • Toi Rangatahi Leadership Fund – supports young people aged 15-25 to lead high quality arts projects by, with and for other young people. Grants up to $10,000 are available.

The deadline for applications to the funds is 1 March 2019

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Sponsored Content & Listings Manager - The Big Idea

The Big Idea is NZ’s online arts hub, providing daily stories, the latest jobs and opportunities, events as well as ideas and inspiration from across the creative industries to help individuals and organisations create their own success.

They're looking for a creative who can:

Persuade: Write articles promoting our customer’s listings (e.g. scholarships, residencies, jobs, events)
Manage relationships: Create and maintain relationships with our customers
Source and sell: Market sponsored content packages, banner ads and job/event listings
Be creative: Come up with new ideas for articles, sales pitches and packages

This is a part-time role that can be worked from the comfort of your own home, but you must be willing to travel to Auckland for meetings.

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Priority One Invite You To Their First Member Event of 2019 

When: 5pm- 7pm, Wednesday 6th March
Where: The Kollective, 17th Avenue, Tauranga

Priority One’s first member event for 2019 will be hosted in partnership with Creative Bay of Plenty, SociaLink, The Incubator Creative Hub and the Kollective, to highlight the contribution that these organisations make to the local economy. This is a great opportunity for creatives to connect with the business community. 

RSVP to by 28th February 2019.

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Wearable Arts - Tattoo & Art Extravaganza

Call for entries! Enter your wearable art design into this year's Tattoo & Art Extravaganza held at Trustpower BayPark!

This will be a spectacle of creative fashion where there are no limits!

The theme for 2019 is Futuristic. The Extravaganza is held over the 13th - 14th April, at Trustpower BayPark, Mt Maunganui.

Sound like you? Register here:

Find out more

UPSKILL: WIN TICKETS to Exult's Workshop: Raising Your Profile in the Community

When: Tuesday 19th March, 9:30am - 4pm
Where: Tauranga Coastguard, 72 Keith Allen Drive, Tauranga

  • Would you like to raise the profile of your organisation, but feel like you lack the time and budget to do it well?
  • Would you like to know how to make the most of your communication channels so that the time you spend is truly effective?

This workshop gives you loads of practical tools and strategies for raising your profile so that the community knows who you are, what you do and why you’re worthy of support. Lots of simple ideas that can be easily implemented in your organisation.

WIN! Creative BOP have 3 tickets to give away to this incredibly valuable workshop: email with your creative organisation's name, and which aspect of your organisation's marketing you would like to strengthen. The winners will be drawn at 3pm, Thursday 14th March.

Find out more

UPSKILL: New workshops from Syd Workshops!

Syd Workshops has announced their upcoming workshops in a variety of creative avenues: soap-making, decoupage, lipstick-making, moustache-wax and beard-oil making, DIY cleaning products, and many more...

Syd Workshop's mandate is simple:

"As learners and growers we want to expand our wealth of knowledge and be able to pass on that knowledge to the next generations. It's so very important that we come together and challenge our minds both in a creative and theoretical way."

Workshops can be booked in a public setting, or booked as a private event (think hens' do, or birthday party!).

Find out more

SUPPORT: What are you proud of in our city centre?

Downtown Tauranga decided to ask the people who live, work, play and visit our city centre to tell them what makes them proud. 

What takes their day from good to great? This is their story. A story of celebration, unity and pride. A unique take on our personal experiences within our city. A celebration of change.  

Discover the stories here

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Why you need a career strategy - The Big Idea

Yes, even creatives need a career strategy!

In this article, The Big Idea talks to Tim Walker, master strategist, arts leader and mentor on The Big Idea mentoring program.

Read it here

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Local Arts & Culture Stories Making Headlines This Week

BOP alumni 2018 Hillary medal recipients - SunLive
Top vocal performer and former Tauranga Girl’s College student Felicity Tomkins and netball player and former John Paul College student Sam Sinclair have been named Sir Edmund Hillary medallists for 2018.
Read article

Popular Steinway open day returns in March - SunLive
Baycourt has the opportunity of a lifetime for anyone who has dreamed of playing a stunning Steinway piano.
Read article

Consultants hired to investigate film studio for Bay of Plenty - BOP Times
Watch out Wellywood: An investigation will begin next month into whether the Bay of Plenty Region can sustain a film studio.
Read article

'The Handmaid's Tale': Ex Tauranga woman's Hollywood scriptwriting success - BOP Times
A former-Mount Maunganui woman's script for an episode of The Handmaid's Tale has come second out of 2500 entries in a prestigious US university scriptwriting contest.
Read article

EVENTS: So many events coming up! See for yourself...

WORKSHOPS: No more excuses. The opportunities are there. Grab them!

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