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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 13:06

C-U-S-P Newsletter 3 July 2019

He moana pukepuke e ekengia e te waka.

A choppy sea can be navigated.

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

What we're loving this week: Carol Bisset's new installation at The Kollective, reflecting the happy childhood memories she has of creating paper chains with her mother. Short extracts from family letters weave throughout the chains “like ‘voices’ that speak of a time and place which is both familiar and strange.”

Carol Bisset is a resident artist at The Incubator Gallery and Studios

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: NZ Society of Authors Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2019

*Closes 16 August 2019 | Award of $10,000*

Calling for applications from writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record, who are currently working on a new project.

This annual Fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project that shows a high level of literary merit and national significance and is donated by Peter Beatson.

To apply for the fellowship you need to be a member of the NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc). Membership is open to all developing and established writers.

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Call Out - Anthology of Takatāpui and/or LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa

*Closes 25 August 2019*

Emma Barnes and Chris Tse are editing an anthology of writing from Takatāpui and/or LGBTQIA+ writers to be published by Auckland University Press. 

They're looking for published and unpublished writing from 1985 to today across all written mediums such as poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and script excerpts. They are looking to explore the breadth of queer writing – the subject of the writing doesn’t need to be explicitly queer. They want to see all sorts of worlds and stories represented. 

Please send your submission, including a brief bio that includes reference to your publishing history, to by 25 August 2019.

Find out more

FUNDING: Toi Rangatahi Leadership Fund

*Closing 26 July 2019 | Up to $10,000*

This fund supports young people aged 15-25 to lead high-quality arts projects by, with and for other young people with a focus on participation and/or access for young people from under-represented communities.

Find out more 

Our collaborative project with The Breeze Tauranga is drawing closer to its next stage, with voting currently open for the winning photo!

Click here to view the 3 finalist photos, and vote for your favourite by *liking the photo* within the post! You must like the photo to make your vote count.

Voting closes 5pm Sunday 7 July 2019.

UP-SKILL: Essential Guide to Event Marketing

The Essential Guide to Event Marketing provides a comprehensive strategy that engages your current attendees, reaches new ones, and turns interested event-goers into paid ticket holders and registrants.

This guide is for big events that want to grow bigger. In this guide, you’ll learn how to:

  • Gain momentum early and maintain it throughout your on-sale
  • Find and target the right audience for your event
  • Automate social media campaigns
  • Turn interested web visitors into paid attendees
  • Develop search engine marketing campaigns and SEO

Download the guide here!

WORKSHOP: Choir taster workshop - join the fun!

When: Wednesday 3 July, 7pm
Where: Omanu School Hall, Mt Maunganui

Love to sing? Come along to a fun choir workshop this Wednesday 3 July (tonight!) at Omanu School hall!

Bring a mate, it's free! Register or just turn up on the night! No experience necessary.

Any questions? Email to find out more! 

WORKSHOPS: NEW from Syd Workshops!

Syd Workshops have brand new workshops on their website: giant knitting, screen printing, jute rugs, calligraphy, Te Reo Māori... the list goes on! 

Syd Workshops bring strangers together in gorgeous, intimate settings over a captivating craft workshop. They host a weekly workshop around Tauranga, kids workshops and even private workshops for your special event (think hens do/birthday party/team building).

Find out more

WORKSHOPS: Holiday Workshops at Mauao Performing Arts Centre!

When: Tuesday 16 July | 9am - 3pm
Where: Mauao Performing Arts Centre - 11 Totara St, Mt Maunganui

If you are looking for something cool for your kids to do this coming holidays, then look no further. The Mauao Performing Arts Centre proudly presents their School Holiday Workshop. Running over the second week of the school holidays, get your kids into some musical fun these school holidays.

The day will involve: General music knowledge activities; Beat/rhythm/tempo/dynamics/structure; Vocals & body percussion; Song writing; Choir work/performance skills; and more!

Find out more

Mauao PAC are also holding a DJ & Production Programme during the holiday!
Welcome to the world of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). This introductory course will show you the "ins and outs" of producing your own music. Using Fruity Loops SL as the main production program, you'll learn how to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master quality music. While it's designed to complement the "Digital DJ 101 program" course, you can still enroll if you have no experience.

Find out more

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: 8 Talks on Cultivating Self-Love (When Living a Creative Life!)

The creative life requires self-love—accepting our mistakes, being kind to ourselves when we miss the mark, and learning to love even the smallest flaws that make up who we are.

Here are eight talks from the CreativeMornings universe on practising self-love.

Check it out here

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

Tauranga local to perform in international tattoo - SunLive
Tauranga ex-policeman Duncan MacLeod is getting ready to attend yet another tattoo, this time in Switzerland.
Read article

Otumoetai College band take out Smokefreerockquest - SunLive
An Otumoetai College's Delta has taken out first place at this year’s Bay of Plenty regional Smokefreerockquest final at Totara Street on Saturday night.
Read article

Tauranga photographer wins highly regarded award - SunLive
Award-winning Tauranga photographer Justin Aitken has done it again.
Read article

Paper chain connections at Kollective - SunLive
Carol Bisset’s art installation at The Kollective speaks of childhood memories and the connectedness that comes through a sense of belonging.
Read article

Matariki’s rising stars - Katikati Advertiser
“I was definitely not expecting to receive this award and I am really happy and honoured to have been chosen,” said Tamihana Castle, winner of the Matariki supreme award at Katikati College.
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Unveiling for kauri mural next week - Katikati Advertiser
The unveiling of Katikati’s new kauri mural Te Wao Tapu Nui o Ta¯ ne Mahuta (The Domain of Ta¯ ne) that was to have been last Friday, will now be held next Friday, July 5.
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Inachord to perform - Katikati Advertiser
The Rhythm of Life in Katikati is a concert that Inachord will be performing here on July 20.
Read article

Stage set for toe-tapping good time - Te Puke Times
The many styles of country music will come to town at the weekend for the Te Puke Country Music Club’s annual awards.
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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