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Monday, 25 March 2019 14:26

C-U-S-P Newsletter 26 March 2019

Whaowhia te kete mātauranga.

Fill the basket of knowledge.

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

OPPORTUNITY: Creative NZ Available Funding Deadline - 29 March 2019

Applications for available Creative New Zealand funding must be in by 5pm, Friday 29th March 2019

Make a quality application well ahead of the Friday 29 March deadline, is Creative New Zealand’s advice to artists and organisations seeking support through current funding opportunities.

The 12 funding programmes with a 29 March deadline provide opportunities across all artforms. They include three prestigious fellowships, each worth $100,000 over two years for choreography, craft/object and writing projects, and a three-month artist’s residency in Samoa. 

Funding is available in the following artforms: Dance, object/art, literature, theatre, music, Ngā Toi Māori, Pacific Arts and more. Apply now!

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Katikati Theatre - Auditions!

Audition now for Katikati Theatre's newest production: "Third Week in August" written by Peter gordon, directed by Tracey Carter.

Auditions will be held at the Arts Junction, 36 Main Road at the following times:

  • Thursday 28th March, 7-9pm

  • Sunday 31st March, 2-4pm

Call Tracey on 021677534 for more information

OPPORTUNITY: Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement

Applications close 26 April 2019
Funding amount: $60,000 in each category

Each year the Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement recognise New Zealand writers who have made a notable contribution to New Zealand literature in the genres of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. New Zealanders are invited to submit a nomination.

Acclaim and acknowledgement of the writer will be shown by having:

  • written a body of work that has received national acclaim
  • received a major fellowship, residency, book award and/or international recognition
  • shown leadership in the New Zealand literary sector

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Asia New Zealand Foundation: Arts Project Fund

Applications close 10 May 2019
Funding amount: Applicants can request up to $20,000

The arts project fund supports New Zealand professional arts companies, events and organisations to deliver projects that will grow New Zealander’s awareness and knowledge of Asian arts.

You can apply if you are: an established arts organisation with a track record of professional presentation (e.g. galleries, festivals, etc.); an independent event organiser of high-profile arts events; a professional event organiser not necessarily from an arts organisation but having had experience of delivering art to a wide audience.

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Residency for NZ artist at Gasworks, London

Applications close 2 April 2019

Applications are now open for a residency for a NZ artist at Gasworks, London.  This opportunity will enable an early/mid-career New Zealand artist to undertake a fully-funded residency at Gasworks in London from 30 September – 16 December 2019 (11 weeks). Gasworks’ residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation.

The Residency Comprises:
- 24-hour access to a fully accessible studio at Gasworks, alongside other visiting artists and Gasworks’ permanent studio holders.
- An Open Studio, or similar public presentations, at Gasworks
- Single room accommodation within Gasworks Residencies House (a 3-story house, shared with 3 other artists-in-residence)
- Basic living expenses in London
- Economy return flights from the artist’s home city to London
- Travel card (zones 1+2) for unlimited travel within central London for the duration of the residency
- Administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks (during office hours)

Find out more

WORKSHOPS: New from Syd Workshops!

Syd Workshops has plenty of wonderful new opportunities to up-skill for you, including:

  • Knitters Gon' KnitKnitting for beginners; $45 per person. Price includes needles, wool + your creation. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Dry Your Luck with FloristryDried flower wreath making; $65 per person. Price includes one wreath per person. Monday, May 6, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • You're The BombBath bombs, salts & face masks; $45 per person. Price includes two of each + a mould. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
...and more!

WORKSHOPS: Workshops at Atrium Gallery - 21 Plummers Pt Rd, Whakamarama

Play with Paint for Adults - Kim Cutting: Thursday 4th April 2019 from 11am – 2pm
Come and have some fun exploring acrylic paints. Learn how to use texture, mark making, stencilling and printing on canvas. A no pressure class for anyone from beginner to experienced (an opportunity to extend your existing repertoire). There will be a short introduction to the properties of acrylic paint, composition and colour mixing. 

Chainmaille Bracelet - Deb Bowden: Saturday 13th April 2019 from 1pm - 3pm
Chainmaille is an ancient art of joining together metal rings to make items, in this case, jewellery! Come and make your own Byzantine chainmaille bracelet in silver coloured aluminum rings (jumprings). Learn this beginner’s weave and start experiencing this craft for yourself.

Children's Book Readings 'Story Time' - Nathalie Foster: Thursday 11th April & Thursday 18th April (7pm - 8pm for both)
Bring the children along to hear a bedtime story read by Nathalie Foster. Nathalie studied English Literature and was an English tutor to people of ages ranging from 5 to 22. She has loved reading and writing since she was about 5 and is in the process of editing her debut novel.

Children's Book Readings 'Stories, Song, Games, Dance' - Gaye Hemsley: Friday 26th April, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Bring the children along to hear a story read by Gaye Hemsley aka Nane Gaye. Nane Gaye will not only read your children stories, she will have them singing, dancing and playing games. Gaye is the author of numerous children’s books.

Contact to book

WIN! Tickets to the Tattoo & Art Extravaganza!

Winners drawn Monday 8th April

The Tattoo & Art Extravaganza is coming up soon, and we have 5 tickets to give away!

Simply tag a friend in the Facebook post comments, make sure you like both Tattoo & Art Extravaganza's page and Creative Bay of Plenty's page on Facebook, and you're in the draw!

Make sure you like our page Creative Bay of Plenty for more awesome competitions too!

Check out the event page here for tickets and more.

GET ART SMART: This week's podcast recommendation...

This week's podcasts come recommended by Jasmine Kroeze - the artist also known as @pinchandpunch on Instagram! 

  • Accidental Creative Podcasts: 3 Ways To Gain Creative Focus - "You have a finite amount of attention to spend on behalf of the creative problems you’re solving. How you allocate that attention will often determine your success or failure. On this episode, Todd Henry shares three simple strategies for gaining creative focus and generating traction in your work."

COMMUNITY NEWS: Christchurch Memorial Concert - Combined Tauranga Choirs

On Saturday 30th March (7:30pm) and Sunday 31st March (1:30pm), several combined choirs of Tauranga will perform Rutter's Requiem as a memorial to those who died in the Christchurch mosque shooting. This memorial will be held at St Peter's Anglican Church, 15 Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui.

Christian and Muslim faiths share a belief in life after death; a requiem mass is a prayer for peace and eternal rest for those who have passed away. 

There is no entry cost. Donations made will be given to "Our People, Our City" - Christchurch Foundation.

COMMUNITY NEWS: Baycourt achieves Gold!

A huge congratulations to our friends at Baycourt Community & Arts Centre

The Tauranga theatre achieved a Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award from the New Zealand tourism industry’s official quality assurance organisation, Qualmark.

Baycourt achieved excellence across the board in the four key areas: Economic, Environment, Social/People, and Health & Safety. 

Read article here

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

Jazz to hit Tauranga streets this April - SunLive
Dust off those straw boaters, floaty florals and parasols, wind back the clock and party like it’s the 1940s or 50s this Easter.
Read article

A novel out of frustration and fact - SunLive
During war drills as a wee girl, Gwyneth Jones was given a piece of cork to bite down on.
Read article

A big world of films to explore - SunLive
The way we access our entertainment is always changing;  it can be hard to keep up.
Read article

Celebrating cultural diversity in Katikati - Katikati Advertiser
The first Festival of Cultures Katikati will be celebrated in June in the Katikati town centre.
Read article

New production for Katikati's theatre - Katikati Advertiser
Following the resounding success of Katikati Theatre's first play, Walk in the Woods in the new Junction Theatre at the Arts Junction last November, the committee is looking forward to planning for their next production, Third Week in August.
Read article

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

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

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