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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 10:09

C-U-S-P Newsletter 26 February 2019

Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou.

Seek after learning for the sake of your well-being.

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: Call for Submissions for OFF THE PRESS - The Art Book Directory - Issue #2

Applications close: April 20 2019

If you have an arts publication/book that would benefit from greater exposure, submit them now at

Soar Arts is working on the next edition of Off The Press, an index of arts publications, books, catalogues and periodicals, which will be published in May 2019.

Directory free listings

Directory free listings will include your book cover with a description up to a maximum of 75 words for each book, in a 1/4 page gallery layout style.

Feature article

For a more impactful promotion of your book, a feature listing offers a full page spread in print and online, with extra photography and extended content over two pages at a cost of $250 + GST.

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Opportunity for Pasifika artists to be Creative NZ Samoa Artist in Residence 2019

Applications close: 29 March 2019

Creative New Zealand is calling for artists of Pasifika heritage to apply for the opportunity to be the 2019 Samoa Artist in Residence.

A partnership with the National University of Samoa, with support from the New Zealand High Commission in Apia, the annual residency is funded by Creative New Zealand and provides NZD $15,000 for the artist towards an artist stipend, accommodation and travel costs.

The three-month residency in Apia, from August to October 2019, supports a mid-career or established New Zealand artist to work on an arts project and to develop their skills and practice.

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Applications open for the $100,000 Creative NZ Michael King Writer’s Fellowship

Applications close: 29 March 2019

Creative New Zealand is inviting applications for the prestigious Michael King Writer’s Fellowship.

The fellowship is available to established New Zealand authors of any literary genre with a significant publication record. It is offered biennially for writers working on a major project which will take two or more years to complete.

Established in 2003 the Fellowship was named in recognition of the late Michael King for his contribution to literature and his role in advocating for a major fellowship for New Zealand writers.

Find out more

UP-SKILL: 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

UP-SKILL: Mount Wildheart School Holiday Art Workshop

Inspirational creative space to EXPRESS your individuality / CREATE and discover in your own unique way / ENJOY the wonder, magic and possibilities of art.

Mount Wildheart have an upcoming school holiday art workshop - perfect to get the kids out of the house and into a world of creativity and self-expression!

When: Friday 26th April, 10am - 2pm
Where: Wildheart Studio (contact Jacqui for more info: 0210696555)
Cost: $70.00
Suitable for ages 13-16 years

Bookings - 
Jacqui van den Berg - ph. 0210696555

"The girls have had a fantastic time with you, and I am so pleased that they have the opportunity to learn from someone who really knows their stuff. I used to think that art (and sport and music etc.) were all down to talent,but I learned eventually that  tools,techniques,experience and exposure were also fundamental to exploring your ability and  to learning how to learn."

- Julie, Raumati, Kapiti Coast

Find out more

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Arts have an essential role to play in supporting better health and well-being outcomes

Stephen Wainwright, Chief Executive of Creative NZ, writes on the benefit participation in the arts has towards better mental health and well-being, and how crucial such a benefit is in the scope of New Zealand's issues in mental health. He also speaks about Creative NZ's submission into the government's Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction: Oranga Tāngata, Oranga Whānau - and how they have advocated for specific funding to support:

  • the introduction of arts prescription schemes
  • creative spaces, directly and consistently to a level that allows them to both sustain and grow their services for people all around Aotearoa.

Read the article here (and download Creative NZ's submission inquiry here)

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Why an arts degree is a must-have asset in the workplace

Employers increasingly look for the complex analysis skills, emotional empathy and leadership traits that arts degrees cultivate among students, reports Andrea Simpson (The Big Idea).

Read it here

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

Mega World destined for Art Gallery - SunLive
A number of world-renowned artists are heading to Tauranga Art Gallery for its 2019 signature show, Mega World.
Read article

Visiting the Oropi Sunday Market - SunLive
One of the hidden pleasures of living in the Bay of Plenty is visiting the Oropi Sunday Market, which is on today from 9am to 1pm.
Read article

So much art! - SunLive
This week has been a full one for the Bay of Plenty art community with two new galleries launching and two others having new exhibition openings.
Read article

Sounds of Blackpool returning to Baycourt - SunLive
One of UK’s most celebrated and acclaimed theatre organists Chris Powell is bringing the unique sounds of English seaside town Blackpool to Baycourt Community and Arts Centre.
Read article

Sons of Zion, Kings in line up in free Bay gig - BOP Times
A free event for families in the Bay suburb of Arataki has lured some of big names in Kiwi music, and is expected to attract thousands of people.
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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