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Monday, 11 March 2019 13:19

C-U-S-P Newsletter 12 March 2019

Whakapūpūtia mai ō mānuka, kia kore ai e whati.

Cluster the branches of the mānuka, so they will not break. (Together with a shared vision, we know which direction to go.)

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

OPPORTUNITY: Creative Communities Scheme - Funding Applications Now Open!

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.

If you are having difficulty in filling your application, or have questions, please contact: to arrange a time for a consultation

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

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Arts Access Aotearoa Award - Call for nominations!

Applications close 5pm Monday 8 April 2019

Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for nominations to the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2019. This award recognises a professional performing arts company, literary organisation, festival, venue, producer or gallery that best demonstrates its commitment to building new audiences by becoming more accessible to disabled and Deaf people.

The recipient of this award will receive $4000, to be used to progress its work in improving access to disabled audiences.

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OPPORTUNITY: Applications are open for $100,000 Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship

Applications close 29 March 2019, 5pm

Established choreographers are invited to apply for the fellowship, which provides up to $100,000 over the next two years for work on a significant project.

The Creative New Zealand funding will enable the successful recipient to commit to a period of deep investigation, experimentation or research in their practice, and towards a specific project.

Find out more (and read about previous successful applicants.)

OPPORTUNITY: Creative New Zealand is inviting applications for the prestigious Craft/Object Fellowship

Applications close on Friday, 29 March at 5pm

Established craft/object practitioners, curators and writers are invited to apply for the fellowship and receive up to $100,000 from Creative New Zealand, for work on a significant craft/object project over the next two years.

The Creative New Zealand Craft/Object Fellowship supports work for a project in traditional applied arts or contemporary practice, and includes customary and contemporary Māori and Pasifika craft/object projects and practices.

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Artist In Residence - Sculpture

Applications close Friday 19th April, 5pm (NZ time)

Valued at $5,500.00, the 2019 residency is open for proposals for NZ and international artists to create a permanent work on site for the Wharepuke Sculpture Park in Kerikeri, New Zealand.

Proposed works must be suitable for outdoor permanent display and can be 3D/2D, sculpture, installation, sound, video etc.

Artist Receives:

  • 4-week residency - between May 1st and October 31st, 2019 - artist and Wharepuke to negotiate exact dates
  • Artists fee $3,500.00 NZ
  • Accommodation (valued at $2000.00) – self-contained one bed cottage in 5 acres of award-winning subtropical garden – partners/family welcome
  • and more...

Find out more

UP-SKILL: Workshops, workshops, workshops!

Are you looking to improve your creative skills, or learn something new? Check out our Workshops page here.
From photography to glass making to African drumming to macrame: the world is your (creative) oyster! 

UP-SKILL: Creative BOP Podcast Recommendations - Get Art Smart!

Welcome to a new segment of the newsletter: CBOP Podcasts

We've been busy up-skilling our arts knowledge by listening to some fascinating podcasts, and we want to share them with you. To start off with, check out these two that Meg listened to this week from TedTalksDaily:

UP-SKILL: Is your event accessible?

Making your event accessible to people of all abilities is a win-win for you and your attendees. After all, a more accessible event means a better experience for your guests — and better retention, loyalty, and ticket sales for you. Did you know that even the 'ticketing time-out' and mobile optimisation play a role in accessibility?

Check out Eventbrite's tips, and download their accessibility guide here

UPSKILL: Last chance to 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.

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COMMUNITY NEWS: Quilts for Hitachi 2019 - A Success!

Hitachi, Japan (Tauranga's sister-city) hosted the 15th Friendship Quilt Exhibition in February this year. They invited quilters from Tauranga to lend several quilts to display in the exhibition. We sent over 6 beautiful quilts to Japan, crafted by local quilters Julie Webster, Jenni Scott, Karen Livingstone, Sandra Bentley, Lois Parish Evans and Marilyn Muirhead. The exhibition was a success, with over 1,000 people through the gallery.

Congratulations to our quilters for a successful international exhibition, and thank you for helping put Tauranga on the World Map.

Read more about the exhibition here

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

Full muster for National Youth Jazz Competition - SunLive
Liam Ryan is very happy with the number of schools registered for this year’s National Youth Jazz Competition.
Read article

Author makes golden debut - Te Puke Times
If ideas are what makes good writers, then we have one in Te Puke.
Read article

A visit from the past - Katikati Advertiser
The Our People, Our Story mural has made a welcome return to town and has been installed on the northern side of the Western Bay Museum.
Read article

Concert marks club's 25th - Katikati Advertiser
Katikati Folk Club marked its 25th anniversary celebrations with live music and friends at the Arts Junction last weekend.
Read article

Local expert artists unveil works for Tauranga's Awhina House - BOP Times
Art created by expert artists specifically for Awhina House has been unveiled ahead of the opening of Tauranga's first women's homeless shelter.
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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