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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:11

C-U-S-P Newsletter 15 May 2019

He taonga rongonui te aroha ki te tangata.

Goodwill towards others is a precious treasure.

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

What we're loving this week: Aquinas College's performance of Fiddler On The Roof - congratulations on an exceptional show!

NEWS: CBOP goes back to school!

We are currently undertaking an exciting piece of research: if you are an arts/culture organisation and would like to participate in the survey, please contact 

Read all about it here!

OPPORTUNITY: Paint My Portrait - Artist Call Out!

Applications must be in before May 27th

We all have special people in our lives. Imagine having a portrait of one of those people painted and captured as a lasting legacy!

We have teamed up with The Breeze Tauranga 95.8FM to bring you this incredible opportunity: you could be selected as the Paint My Portrait artist, receiving a fee of $1000 and valuable exposure for your work.

Once the artist is selected, we'll ask the public to send in photos of the special person in their lives they think should be immortalized in paint. The entries will be narrowed down to four finalists and put to a public vote. The winner will then get their special person's portrait painted! Just like this amazing work by Robyn Cannon Art!

Click here to register as an artist!

OPPORTUNITY: Body Sovereignty Collective Exhibition - Artist Call Out

Applications close 24 May 2019

The Body Sovereignty Collective – an Aotearoa-based group of performers, visual artists, writers, musicians and photographers is calling for proposals for a forthcoming 2019 exhibition in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington. The working title for the exhibition is Body Sovereignty: Flesh, Fiction and Resistance

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Te Puke Repertory Society - Auditions!

When: Sunday 9th June, 2pm | Sunday 16th June, 2pm
Where: Litt Park Theatre, Te Puke

Te Puke Repertory Society are holding auditions for their upcoming show, "Hang on a Minute, Mate" by Anthony McCarten, based on Barry Crump's yarns.

On-stage mid-September! Contact Michelle Cliff for more info: 0277168785

FUNDING: Acorn Foundation - Funding Round Now Open!

Applications must be received by Friday 24 May

Acorn Foundation - encouraging giving for the Western BOP have one funding round per annum: The 2019 funding round is now open.

Who can apply?
Charities and community organisations that benefit the Western Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand.

The Western Bay of Plenty region encompasses the following areas: Waihi Beach, Katikati, Kaimai, Tauranga, Te Puke and Maketu, including Paengaora, Pongakawa and Pukehina.
Acorn also distributes funds on behalf of The Tindall Foundation in both the Western BOP and Eastern BOP regions.

Find out more

FUNDING: WBOP Community Matching Fund

Applications close 29 May 2019

The Community Matching Fund is available to Western Bay Community Groups. The 2019 Community Matching Fund applications open 29 April and close 29 May 2019.
Council makes up to $140,000 available for community and environmental projects that make a positive difference in the District.

The matching fund initiative was established to support projects led by not-for-profit community groups working for the benefit of their communities.
Council recognises that these groups contribute numerous resources to projects and seeks to "match" the dollar value of this community effort with a grant.

Find out more

WORKSHOPS: Matariki 2019

There are so many exciting workshops and events coming up for Matariki, including...

A Muka Experience (Flax Fibres) - 16 June 2019
Ngā mahi tākaro (toy making) - 16 June 2019
Māori Poi-Making Workshop - 22 June 2019
Raranga (Flax Weaving) - 22 June 2019
Contemporary Māori Art Workshop for Children - 23 June 2019
Toi Whakairo: The Art of Carving - 23 June 2019
WAI.TAI Waiata Workshop with Robyn Kamira - 14 July 2019

...and much more! Check out all the excitement on our Events page and our Workshops page (look for the green Matariki borders!)

UP-SKILL: Digital Technology Project Showcase

When: Monday 27 May, 5pm
Where: The Kollective, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Last year the Digital Technology Pilot was such a success SociaLink have decided to run it again. Thanks to Bay Trust, you have another opportunity to participate. Come to the showcase on Monday 27 May at 5pm and hear more. 
Register here for this preview. If you meet the following criteria, you are eligible:

- not for profit
- need better digital technology and communications
- worry about fundraising
- want better efficiency
- have time to invest over 10 months

They will:

- assess your software, hardware and skill needs
- select and install technology
- train and support to further funding

Find out more

UP-SKILL: Creative NZ Optimise Video Series

Starting next week Creative New Zealand have some exciting opportunities to up-skill in online marketing with Creative New Zealand’s Optimise Video Series 2019, curated by The Audience Connection and available to New Zealand arts marketers and creative practitioners via video releases and webinars.

Their free webinars and online training programme for arts and cultural organisations will help you develop your digital and marketing capability, such as social media metrics, digital story-telling, Google Analytics, and much more.

Find out more

UP-SKILL: Event Budget Template

Is event budgeting causing you unnecessary stress? Eventbrite's simple pre-formulated Excel template will help you to relieve some of that stress by ensuring your budget is clearly laid out and trackable. It contains easy-to-follow instructions, and has been designed to remove the guesswork from your fiscal calculations.

Download here

COMMUNITY NEWS: Coming up at the Atrium Gallery!

Check out the Atrium Gallery on Facebook

COMMUNITY NEWS: Esteemed artist to exhibit after Stroke

Mike Maynard is an artist working in acrylics in a semi-surrealist style that looks at themes surrounding humanity and his unique world view.
Mike has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand and in Dresden, Germany resulting in a cruise ship company commissioning 12 paintings for one of their new cruise ships.
Faced with the challenges of having to re-learn basic life skills and recognition of imagery and objects, his vision is to show people that even if you have a life changing health event, life does go on.

Prior to his stroke, Mike was an art tutor at Turning Point Trust, Tauranga Historic Village for over 20 years.

All works are for sale, with all of the proceeds going to The Stroke Foundation.

Find out more

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

Creativity in the Bay: Vee Niederer - focus magazine
With a father who loved European history and could play instruments by ear and a mother who had a flair for cooking, gardening, sculpture and sewing, it was a given that Vee Niederer and her siblings would inherit the creative gene.
Read article

VFX guru to speak at green screen film event - SunLive
Ex-Weta Workshop Visual Effects guru Leon Thomas will be guest speaker at an industry networking night in Tauranga tonight.
Read article

Musicians come together for the Galilee Mission - SunLive
A fundraising concert is taking place at St. Andrews Church in Mount Maunganui for the Galilee Mission on May 18 at 2pm.
Read article

Dodgy ankle strengthens resolve - SunLive
She has won a summer scholarship, a one week immersion at Rambert School - one of the world’s most exclusive and prestigious dance schools in London.
Read article

Te Toka a Tirikawa - the story behind the carving - SunLive
A carving with a unique story stands at the entrance to the Tauranga Campus of Waikato University in Durham St, Tauranga.
Read article

Bay of Plenty Symphonia set to impress - SunLive
Bay of Plenty Symphonia opens the 2019 season at Baycourt with MASTERWORKS, a concert featuring three powerful, well known works from classical masters. 
Read article

Colour, nationalities at festival - Katikati Advertiser
Colour, culture, coming together and having fun is what Katikati's first winter Festival of Cultures on June 29 is all about.
Read article

Studio a new direction for stage company - Te Puke Times
"It could all go horribly wrong - but I don't think it will."
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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