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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:13

C-U-S-P Newsletter 26 June 2019

Tū whitia te hopo!

Feel the fear and do it anyway!

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

What we're loving this week: These works from the Tauranga Society of Artist's 'Art Expo' [clockwise from top: Andrea Johnson, Patrick Gibbons, Judith Robinson]

OPPORTUNITY: 2019 SociaLink "Legacy Trust ‘Art With Purpose’ Award"

'Opening the blinds on The Real Life Of Us'

Installation Art Award 
- $500 towards creation of the installation 
- $1000 cash prize

SociaLink has produced a series of research reports and videos to raise awareness of social issues in the Western Bay of Plenty and to better understand the social sector. The theme for the launch of this research is 'Opening the blinds on The Real Life Of Us'. Creative Bay of Plenty, SociaLink and Legacy Trust are collaborating to bring forth an artwork that will visually reflect said research, in order to help change societal perceptions and stigma. This will be achieved by raising awareness of people in vulnerable circumstances, as well as the value of social sector providers.

In conjunction with the launch of this new research, CBOP and SociaLink are launching The SociaLink "Legacy Trust ‘Art With Purpose’ Award". Artists are being called to submit a design for an art installation which will help raise awareness of the issues identified in the research.

The artist with the winning design concept will receive $500 to create the installation or artwork (which will be unveiled at the SociaLink launch event on the 9th August 2019) and presented on the day with $1000 cash prize. Following the launch, the installation will also be on display in other areas around the Western Bay of Plenty, sharing its message.

Find out more (and download the application form)

OPPORTUNITY: Arts & Creativity Award (Pacific Youth Awards)

*Applications open now | Value: $10,000*

Sponsored by Creative New Zealand and Massey University

This award recognises a young person who has demonstrated a significant level of achievement in the arts or creative fields or has used the arts or creativity to effect change in their community.

The winner of this category will receive a paid internship or residency with a New Zealand arts or creative organisation, a contribution to an approved arts or creativity-related course of study with Massey University at the College of Creative Arts, or put towards an approved arts or creative project (or a combination of these). Valued at $10,000.

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Te Puke Repertory's Simply Small Play Festival 2020

*Plays must be received by 17 November 2019*

Local thespians! Te Puke Repertory is holding its second Simply Short Play Festival early next year and invites you to write a 10-minute play for the festival.

They would love to hear from you or someone you know who would be interested.

Download submission guidelines

OPPORTUNITY: Event Development Coordinator Vacancy

*Applications close 1 July 2019*

Tauranga is New Zealand's fastest growing and fifth largest city. Managing this growth makes for a challenging and dynamic work environment. Tauranga City Council is focused on the City's future and responding to the changing needs of the community. We want to work with our community to successfully plan for and understand their needs and expectations.

Tauranga City Council has 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.

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Kowhai Gallery is looking for exhibitors!

The lovely Kowhai Interiors (159 Eleventh Ave, Tauranga) has a gorgeous little gallery attached to their store.

We went and had a chat to Dana and Ness, and checked out their classy display space. It's bright, it's bold - and it's looking for art! The bustling location and minimalist design make Kowhai Gallery the perfect place to exhibit your creations.

Contact for more information around exhibiting in the Kowhai Gallery.

FUNDING: NZ Film Commission - International Co-Development Fund

*Applications open 1 July 2019*

Launching July 1, the new International Co-Development Fund (ICF) expands the current Co-Production Development Fund for official feature film co-productions to include the development and/or packaging of series drama official co-productions or series drama projects with market partners such as a sales agent, streaming platform or broadcaster.

New Zealand producers can apply for matched development funding from the ICF for a feature film or series drama project. The Fund has an annual allocation of NZ$400,000 available on a contestable basis at any time.

Find out more

WORKSHOPS: Landscape Painting for School Students!

The Artery - Art Learning Space is holding two holiday workshops for school students in landscape painting, tutored by artist Nik Williams.

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

Don't forget to enter in the draw to win tickets to the valuable Exult workshop - Problem Solving for Non-Profits!

Winner drawn Thursday 27 June, 3pm.

Enter here!

COMMUNITY NEWS: TEDxTauranga 2019 - A Recount

Claire Piper shares her thoughts on this year's TEDxTauranga.

"Where else am I invited to soak in a bath of ideas while being asked for nothing in return?"

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Creative New Zealand welcomes Government’s new investment in career sustainability for artists

The Government’s Budget 2019 included a welcome $1 million annual increase to Creative New Zealand’s baseline funding, to improve career sustainability for artists and arts practitioners. As noted in Budget 2019, this investment “emphasises the value of [arts practitioners’] work in our society, improves career sustainability and personal wellbeing, and helps to create a more resilient arts sector.”

Creative New Zealand will match the Government’s investment by at least the same amount, and direct the total towards increasing arts project funding through upcoming changes to its grants programme (including supporting fair reward for artists, lifting per-project grant limits and introducing an annual round aimed at activity over a 12-month period).

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Woolly winter lit-tree-ature in Greerton Village - SunLive
What I hear on the grapevine is that the Greerton Village ‘communi-tree’ like to have their woolly and colourful trees socks on, to keep warm through winter.
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Oompah! - SunLive
Alex Garrett is celebrating his 70th year as a brass band player and he hasn’t taken a break in that entire time.
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ACG Tauranga student pirouetting to the US - SunLive
ACG Tauranga year 11 student Madeleine Limmer has been accepted to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts High School dance programme.
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It’s art from the heart - SunLive
Tauranga Society of Artists launched into its five-day Art Expo this week and announced the winner of its Trustpower/TSA Supreme Award.
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Actress special guest at awards - Katikati Advertiser
New Zealand Māori recording artist and actress Whirimako Black is a special guest at this afternoon’s Katikati College Matariki Awards 2019.
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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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