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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 09:25

C-U-S-P Newsletter 22 May 2019

He aha te kai ō te rangatira? He Kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero.

What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge. It is communication.

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

What we're loving this week: The Te Puke Throwdown Dance Battle (CCS funded) - a huge success. Congratulations to Vector Group NZ and all involved!

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.

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OPPORTUNITY: Rangatahi Film Fund

Applications close 1 July 2019

In partnership with Rei Foundation Limited, Doc Edge is excited to announce the Doc Edge Rei Foundation Rangatahi Film Fund, an innovative new fund to support short documentaries for the next generation, our rangatahi, youth aged 11 – 17 years old. Documentaries must be 40 minutes or less in length. Animation is acceptable.

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OPPORTUNITY: Event Development Coordinator - City Events

Applications close 27 May 2019 | Parental Leave Cover - 12 Months

Tauranga City Council have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional Event Development Coordinator to join their talented City Events team on a 12 month fixed term contract covering parental leave. This role reports to the Event Development Manager and supports the delivery of the event development portfolio of work, primarily with the administration of the Event Funding Framework and the coordination and/or delivery of event leverage initiatives.

This is a key role ensuring that robust systems and process are in place for the seamless delivery of the Event Funding Framework values and priorities, whilst building and maintaining high quality relationships with external and internal customers.

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OPPORTUNITY: Studio Space Available - Historic Village

The Incubator are able to offer space in the quaint and beautiful Satellite Studios at The Historic Village, Tauranga.

Are you:

  • A professional practitioner able to commit to the responsibilities associated with an open working studio? 
  • A pop-up exhibitor looking for an affordable space for working and exhibiting?
  • A creative artist/writer/poet/et al. that needs to get a body of work finished outside of the constricts of a home environment?
  • A business creative with a great idea for a project needing to bounce ideas off other professionals?
  • Able to commit to an open-studio opportunity to promote your work and exchange ideas with other artists and wider community?

Do you:

  • Require flexibility, but wish to have access to networks of other creatives?
  • Have the ability to collaborate with other artists?

If you are serious about taking up this opportunity, please contact Lynette ASAP and to book an appointment for more details:

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UP-SKILL: Tips on Promoting Your Gig

NZ Music Commission have put together some handy tips to help you promote your next gig!

Download here

UP-SKILL: The Governance Project

A resource to help not for profit boards provide good governance to our local organisations.

SociaLink, supported by Tauranga City Council, are putting together a complete resource to help not for profit boards to provide good governance to our local organisations. They want to get this resource direct to Chairpersons and members of the board so they can make the best use that they can.

You can help them to lift the game by providing direct contact details with your board of governance, so they can get this free resource direct to them.

Email a spreadsheet of details to Kathy directly: 

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REVIEW: Call Out for Local Literature

Calling all book-lovers! We are planning to introduce a new segment to the newsletter - local book reviews!

We need YOUR recommendations of the best books the BOP has to offer - send in your ideas to, and you may see your recommendation reviewed here by local author, Marcus Hobson.

Watch this space!

CREATIVE ORGANISATION: Tauranga Society of Artists

From time to time we feature a local creative organisation we think you should know a little more about. Introducing... Tauranga Society of Artists! 

"The Society has been going for many years. It currently has around 200 members (membership is being updated at the moment).

We run daily sessions in different genres and all share sessions (usually with a session leader) although not with tutors. Throughout the year workshops are run, often with visiting artists, some by very experienced members. We have opportunities for members to sell their work by way of Art in the Park and on The Strand, as well as through the two exhibitions we feature each year.

The upcoming Art Expo includes the TrustPower Supreme art award, and this runs annually for five days in June. It has run for a number of years at Baycourt, before moving in 2008 to its current location at the Elizabeth St Community Centre. This has proved to be a very popular event, both with artists and visitors, and is arguably the largest current cash-and-carry expo in the BOP. Generally over 60 artists participate and each artist can enter up to 5 paintings. 

More can be found on our website and our Facebook page."

- Maureen Ledgerwood, artist

HELPFUL HINT: Laptops and training rooms for hire!

Did you know... Basestation, Tauranga have laptops and training rooms available for you to hire, to help you achieve your business goals!

They also have a cool basement space, a potential blank canvas for your next event. Speak to one of their friendly team for more info...


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The art of giving proper credit

Have you ever held a door for a stranger and they didn’t thank you for it?
That’s what it feels like when someone uses your work and doesn’t give you credit or proper attribution.
We love this article by Wordpress X Creative Mornings 


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

Throwdown – National Dance Battle in Te Puke - SunLive
The best of NZ’s street dancers are battling it out for supremacy in Te Puke today.
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US film animator to speak at Tauranga Art Gallery - SunLive
With the growing number of animators in Tauranga and Rotorua, it’s great news to hear that Dash Shaw will be in town today.
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Game changer for learning our history - SunLive
A unique homegrown board game designed to explore an important period of early New Zealand history has gone into production.
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Lady Killers set to perform in Tauranga - SunLive
Three-piece trio The Lady Killers are set to perform in Tauranga later this month, which is a show you don’t want to miss.
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Mount Maunganui musicians rock their way to regional finals - BOP Times
First-time Smokefreerockquest performers from Mount Maunganui College have rocked their way to regional finals.
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Movies come to Junction theatre - Katikati Advertiser
Movies will be screened in Katikati at the Junction Theatre.
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New beginnings marked by Matariki - Katikati Advertiser
Katikati College is proud to announce the date for the 2019 Matariki Awards — Thursday, June 20.
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Repertory seeking good keen men — and women - Te Puke Times
Te Puke Repertory is looking for 12 good keen men, and a few women too, for its upcoming production of Hang on a Minute Mate.
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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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We have also set up an Instagram page dedicated to showcasing the thriving arts and cultural scene in our region. There is so much going on! Follow the account to keep informed on up-coming events, exhibitions, artist profiles, theatre performances, auditions, workshops and more.

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