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Kia ora, Creative Community! Welcome to your weekly dose of creative opportunities...
What we're loving this week: Tamzin Blair's work at The Art Lounge, 117 Willow St
WIN! Venture Centre Workshop: Starting Out in E-Commerce
Creative BOP have 2 tickets to give away to Venture Centre's valuable workshop 'Starting Out in E-Commerce'!
OPPORTUNITY: University of Otago Arts Fellowships
Applications for the University of Otago Arts Fellowships are now open! There are multiple creative opportunities to apply for across music, literature, dance, and more...
The Frances Hodgkins Fellowship - Applications close 1 June
This annual, 12-month Fellowship provides a studio/office space and not less than the minimum salary of a full-time university lecturer. It is open to artists (painters, sculptors, and multi-media artists) who are normally resident in New Zealand and who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, have executed work that demonstrates their talent, and would benefit from holding the Fellowship.
Children's Writer in Residence - Applications close 1 June
This residency is open to established children's writers who are normally resident in New Zealand. The annual residency is for a six month period between February and August and includes an office within the College.
The Robert Burns Fellowship - Applications close 1 June
This annual, 12-month literary Fellowship provides an office in the English Department and not less than the minimum salary of a full-time university lecturer. It is open to writers of poetry, drama, fiction, biography, autobiography, essays or literary criticism who are normally resident in New Zealand, and who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, have established by their published work, or otherwise, that their writing would benefit from their holding the Fellowship.
The Mozart Fellowship - Applications close 1 June
This annual, 12-month music Fellowship provides a studio/office space and not less than the minimum salary of a full-time university lecturer. It is open to composers who are normally resident in New Zealand who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, have demonstrated their ability and talent, and the intention of pursuing a career in music, and would benefit from holding the Fellowship.
The Caroline Plummer Fellowship in Community Dance - Applications close 1 June
The annual fellowship is for six months (usually February until July), and is open to community dance practitioners, teachers and researches from New Zealand and overseas who have a proposed programme of activity, or project, that furthers Caroline's belief and aspirations for community dance in New Zealand. It provides the recipient with an office/dance space and not less than the minimum salary of a fulltime University Lecturer for a six-month period.
OPPORTUNITY: Call-Out for Volunteers
Art inspiration and dedication in our community
Geneva Healthcare, Community Living are looking for a volunteer to work with a gentleman supporting him to create pieces of art working towards an exhibition.
You would be partnering with him to achieve his goals and pursue his interest.
From the gentleman:
"Hi, I am an artist and started when I was young. I have a degenerative disease which has limited my ability to create works independently. I have many ideas I would love to transfer onto canvas. I have my own art supplies. I would love to have an exhibition in the future and require support for this. I look forward to meeting other artists out there. Below are some of my works on canvas."
The below paintings were inspired by abstract artist Mark Rothko and with a volunteer's support these masterpieces were created.
Please contact Helen Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0276688167
OPPORTUNITY: NZ Film Commission - Funding
The NZ Film Commission has a wide range of funding opportunities available, including funding for emerging and established filmmakers, businesses and organisations, and much more... Here is just a small selection:
- Documentary Development Fund
- He Pounamu Te Reo Māori Feature Film Initiative
- Film Festival Fund
- Lower Budget Feature Films
WORKSHOP: Music Improvisation Workshop with Natalia Mann
When: Thursday 18th April
Where: The Jam Factory - Historic Village, 17th Ave
Natalia Mann (harpist, composer and artist) is taking an improvisation class for all musicians at The Jam Factory on Thursday 18 April! ?
This will be a fascinating experience - book now!
WORKSHOP: April Holiday Art Workshops for Kids - Emma Prill (Omokoroa Settlers Hall)
Fantastic art workshops for kids with established artist Emma Prill! Perfect for getting the children out of the house and stuck into some creativity.
Tuesday 23rd April - Dragonflies, moths and butterflies
Using a variety of techniques and materials, children will be using a layering paper technique to create texture and form - finishing their work with Gesso and delicate mark-making to create their own textured flying insect sculpture.
Wednesday 24th April - The Indian Elephant
The Indian Elephant is used for many of India's decorative and elaborate celebrations and festivals. In this workshop children will use colourful acrylic paint to explore pattern, colour and decoration to create their own striking Elephant ready to hang on the wall.
Wednesday 24th April - Colourfield Garden
Using vibrant Acylics and inks Emma will show children images of her recent Installation "Colourfield" at the Tauranga Art Gallery. Children will use Card to paint and then assemble and layer their own version of a colourful garden. During this workshop Emma will teach the children about colour relationships, negative and positive space, pattern and composition.
Friday 26th April - Three dimensional Animal Heads
Learn how to make your chosen animals basic shape using paper and tape and card. Complete your animal heads by pasting on newspaper and specialty papers.
GET ART SMART: This week's podcast recommendation...
This week's podcast recommendation is a fresh one I'm (Rose) loving on the daily commute:
- Creative Rebels: A very insightful podcast centered around inspiring its listeners to break away from the mold if they want to, and follow the path to their creative higher purpose. Awesome industry knowledge and tips, and provides a platform for creative interviewees to share their experiences.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The Arts Prescription
A new national network has just been launched by Hon Carmel Sepuloni focussing on why culture and creativity is so important to the future health of Aotearoa. Alice Geary (The Big Idea) reports.
READ ALL ABOUT IT: Local Arts & Culture Stories Making Headlines This Week
Ancient musical artefact coming to Tauranga - SunLive
A musical performance is coming to Tauranga’s Jam Factory on Tuesday, April 16 at 6.30pm.
A weekend of fine arts and creativity - SunLive
Trustpower Baypark Arena will be transformed into a creative hub, with Brazilian dancers, tattoo artists and other performers ready to descend this weekend.
Showtime in Katikati - Katikati Advertiser
A Las Vegas-style magic and illusion spectacular is planned at this year's NZ Mural Contest and Arts Festival.
Plenty of poems in competition - Katikati Advertiser
Katch Katikati's poetry competition - designed to give our community a chance to have their say on traffic congestion and pollution that is crippling our town - attracted a whopping 44 entries.
Three artists' work in exhibition - Katikati Advertiser
Three artists from the Katikati Art Group opened an exhibition titled Odyssey at The Incubator Creative Hub in Tauranga on Friday.
Trio headline Quarryfest - Katikati Advertiser
Quarryfest organisers have landed a big ticket headliner for this weekend's event - the Nairobi Trio.
Artspace used to create tribute - Te Puke Times
When the enormity of last month's events in Christchurch hit him, Pukehina's Teimana Mohi had to commit his thoughts to paper.
EVENTS: So many events coming up! See for yourself...
WORKSHOPS: No more excuses. The opportunities are there. Grab them!
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