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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 09:45

C-U-S-P Newsletter 19 June 2019

He oranga ngākau, He pikinga waiora.

Positive feelings in your heart will raise your sense of self-worth.

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

What we're loving this week: Max Thompson's exhibition at The Art Lounge (117 Willow St) - 'Second'. Showing until 27 June.

WIN! Exult Workshop Tickets - Problem Solving for Non-Profits

Creative BOP have 2 tickets to give away to Exult's valuable workshop: Problem Solving for Non-Profits

Please note: this giveaway is for creative organisations in the Bay of Plenty only

When: Tuesday 2 July | 9:30am - 4:00pm
Where: Coastguard Tauranga, 72 Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur Pt

  • Are you an ideas person who is always looking for ways you can do things better, brighter and smarter in your organisation?
  • Would you like to to learn specific strategies for exploring ideas and getting more people involved and engaged in the idea process?

The non-profit sector faces ongoing challenges, and organisations need people who are prepared to think outside the box and explore new possibilities. This one day workshop helps you hone your skills in creativity and innovation and provides practical tools for encouraging your colleagues to get involved.

Enter by emailing with your creative organisation's name! Winner drawn Thursday 27 June, 3pm.

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PAINT MY PORTRAIT: Photo submissions closing Sunday!

Don't forget to get your photo submissions in by this Sunday 23 June for the Paint My Portrait project!

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FUNDING: Lottery Community Grants

*2019 Round 1 closes 17 July | 2019 Round 2 opens 23 October*

Lottery Community grants are available for not-for-profit organisations with a community or social service focus for ongoing operating costs or projects which help improve the quality of people’s lives in their communities.

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OPPORTUNITY: Call for proposals for Parliament's Bowen House Exhibition Space

*Applications close 12 July 2019*

Calling all artists!

For some years, Parliament’s Bowen House exhibition space has been used to display the work of groups of artists from across the country. From painting to photography, from etching to embroidery – it’s all been on show and open for the public to visit.

Now, Parliament is seeking applications from the public for art exhibitions to be displayed in 2020, and it’s easier to apply than ever!

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UP-SKILL: How to Create an Interactive Workshop That Inspires Attendees

"Regardless of your workshop theme, creative exercises can unlock growth and the potential for out-of-the-box ideas. Infusing workshops with creative play inspires innovation in business and beyond. And — perhaps most importantly — it makes your workshop more fun."

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UP-SKILL: Risk Management Workshop for Event Organisers

When: Tuesday 25 June | 1pm - 4pm
Where: Trustpower Baypark Arena

Contractors and volunteers are integral players in any event but managing this key workforce in accordance with your health and safety plan can be challenging.

Michelle Macdonald, Managing Director of All about People, will equip you with knowledge, tools and practical takeaways to give you confidence.

All About People are specialists in health and safety and emergency management with experience working with events such as the Volvo Ocean Race Series, Bay Dreams, Soundsplash, Festival One, Sculpture on the Shore, Rugby World Cup to name a few.

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UP-SKILL: Resource for Non Profits - Board Engagement

"In order to empower nonprofits to successfully engage board members and build a more professional, more accountable board, here are seven key tenets of board engagement along with actionable tips and best practices for both nonprofit administrators and board members themselves..."

Read article here

WORKSHOPS: Katikati Festival of Cultures!

There are plenty of fascinating workshops happening at the Katikati Festival of Cultures on 29 June! Tapa art, henna, Indian cooking... and much more!

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WORKSHOPS: Mount Wildheart Art Classes

Mount Wildheart have their July holiday art workshop coming up, as well as art classes for kids running through Term 3. Visit their website for details.

CULTURE: Welcoming Communities

Tauranga City Council welcomes migrants to the Bay of Plenty and to New Zealand, and is committed to seeing migrants settled and integrated successfully into their new lives in the Bay.

You can check out the calendar of cultural events here and read more about the Welcoming Communities program here.

COMMUNITY NEWS: National Volunteer Week

'Volunteering, mahi aroha and social action connect people and the communities they live in. That's why the chosen theme for this year's National Volunteer Week, which runs from June 16 to 22, is Whiria te tangata — weaving the people together.

The week celebrates the collective contribution of the 1.2 million volunteers in New Zealand who offer their time and skills without pay, and bring empowering potential to our country's many non-profit and charitable organisations.

"People that get involved in volunteering look for something that fits their passion and they make an invaluable contribution to our society, which is hugely appreciated," says Volunteering Bay of Plenty's general manager Helen Stewart.'

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

Magical Night at Lantern Festival - SunLive
“It was a magical night,” says Elysia Gibb, who sent in photos of her school’s event.
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Hollywood to Tauranga for Blues Brothers revival - SunLive
Two amateur Kiwi scriptwriters have secured the rights to the stage version of the hit film ‘Blues Brothers’ after talks with Hollywood bigwigs Dan Ackroyd and the late John Belushi's widow.
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48Hours of furious film-making - SunLive
On Friday night more than 20 Bay of Plenty teams of actors, writers, and film makers launched themselves into 48 hours of furious film-making.
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Tauranga Moana Matariki celebrations - SunLive
Matariki, the Maori New Year begins yesterday on Friday, June 14, and there are plenty of celebrations and events to get involved in here in Tauranga.
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Young NZ filmmakers on the world stage - SunLive
The future of New Zealand filmmaking is brighter than ever after two New Zealand national silent films won higher honours in the global competition.
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Massive mural in the making - Katikati Advertiser
Katikati's kauri movement is underway with award-winning mural artist Shane Walker hard at work on the massive new mural that will cover the front of the Arts Junction building in the town's mainstreet.
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New art work ready for a home - Katikati Advertiser
Ōmokoroa Public Art group’s latest larger-than-life creation is ready to go. They just need to find a home for it.
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Culture festival coming ever closer - Katikati Advertiser
The first Festival of Cultures in Katikati is just over two weeks away.
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Folk Club Marks 25 Years of Music - Katikati Advertiser
Katikati Folk Club turns 25 years old
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Music added to library visits - Te Puke Times
There will be much more than ebony and ivory on Te Puke Library’s piano.
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Dancing Good For Mind And Body - Te Puke Times
The Te Puke Scottish Society held their monthly dance at the Te Puke Memorial Hall on May 18 with 45 attending.
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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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