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Tuesday, 23 July 2019 09:35

C-U-S-P Newsletter 24 July 2019

Me mahi tahi tātou mō te oranga o te katoa.

We should work together for the well-being of everyone.

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

CBOP Out & About: The Terminus exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery was like nothing we've ever experienced. The installation transformed the gallery space into a completely new experience as far as exhibitions go. We loved the use of VR in the arts - what an immersive impact on the senses! Exhibiting now until 27 October.

Announcing the winner of the SociaLink 'Art With Purpose' Award...

Congratulations to Maria Kausaleinen whose design submission has won the "Legacy Trust 'Art With Purpose' Award"!

Maria's installation will be unveiled at the SociaLink Sector Launch on 9 August 2019. The installation will then be made available to view by the public at a later date.

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CALL OUT: New Trustee Sought for Creative BOP

*Applications close 5pm, Friday 16 August*

As part of a rotation policy designed to ensure diversity and fresh thinking at governance level, Creative Bay of Plenty Charitable Trust (CBOP) is now seeking up to four new Trustees to join five incumbents who have an active interest in the organisation’s lead agency role and in Toi Moana, the arts and culture strategy for the region. 

If you are passionate about seeing creative expression thrive in our region, then we want to hear from you.

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CALL OUT: Sculpture Contest - Katikati

*Open category applications closes September 1 | Open Category $1000 prize*

Part of the NZ Mural Contest and Arts Festival 2019

Open Category - $1000 prize

Phone 07 549 5250

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CALL OUT: Auditions - Legally Blonde, The Musical!

Auditions: 8 August - 10 August | Tauranga Musical Theatre

Audition bookings are now open for Legally Blonde: A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde: The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

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OPPORTUNITY: Iris Fisher Scholarship 2019

*Applications 5pm, Monday 12 August 2019*

The Iris Fisher Scholarship is a national award of $5,000 to support a postgraduate student in their final year of a visual arts/fine arts course of study.

Apply now!

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OPPORTUNITY: NZAPG Commercial Film Mentorship Programme - Female Directors

*Closes Friday 26 July 2019*

The New Zealand Advertising Producers Group (NZAPG), in association with the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), is delighted to announce a Director Mentorship Programme to support talented female directors. The NZFC is supporting the four successful applicants with awards of $10,000 each over the three-month course of the mentorship. 

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OPPORTUNITY: New Zealand Mental Health Media Grants

*Applications open August 2019*

Are you a journalist or a creative artist who wants to change attitudes towards people living with mental distress?

The New Zealand Mental Health Media Grants were first established in 2007 as a partnership between the Mental Health Foundation and Like Minds, Like Mine Programme. Previous projects have been successful in challenging people’s perceptions of the experience of mental distress and the journey to recovery by producing emotive and thought-provoking current affairs packages, plays, music, art exhibitions, magazine articles, documentaries and more.

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OPPORTUNITY: Toi Ake - Funding

*Applications close 6 September 2019 | Between $10,000 and $75,000*

Toi Ake is a funding initiative tailored to iwi, hapū, whakapapa-based roopu and maata waka to cultivate and retain heritage Ngā Toi Māori — though it does not support restoration projects. Toi Ake is offered twice a year.

UPSKILL: A Short Guide to Making Money on Instagram with Your Art

"It’s safe to say Instagram has become the social media platform for artists. It’s launching careers, eliminating the need for big-name critics to call the shots, and helping artists connect with buyers across the globe willing to pay for their work.

So, how does an artist turn their Instagram feed into another revenue stream?"

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UPSKILL: Top tips for creating your own video content

"In recent years, video content has rapidly become a crucial aspect of connecting with an audience, be it events, services or announcements. But what if you don’t have the budget to pay a production company, or the know-how to do it yourself?"

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UPSKILL: Learn Te Reo in this 12-week course!

When: Monday evenings 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Starting 5 August
Where: Our Place - 91 Willow St, Tauranga

Presented by: Syd Workshops

Te Reo for beginners; $150 per person. Price includes a 12 week course of Te Reo.

Syd Workshops is bringing you something really different, we have yet another skill everyone should definitely add to their kete. We are super pumped and passionate about this course and we hope to generate a lot of interest as it is New Zealand's heritage and everyone deserves the right to learn about it. 

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FUNDING: Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award

Applications close 8 August 2019

Awarded on behalf of the Acorn Foundation

This scholarship for $2000 has been set up to enable a young creative to undertake further study in the creative arts.

Creative Industries, Fine Art, Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Film Study Or Production, Music, Dance, Performing Arts

  • Applicants must have:
    • Received at least part of their secondary education in Tauranga or Western Bay of Plenty
    • and/or currently reside in the Tauranga or Western Bay of Plenty

Check out previous winners, and all application details here!

WIN! Indian Ink Theatre Co. present... Mrs. Krishnan's Party!

You're invited!

After taking North America by storm earlier this year, receiving standing ovations and rave reviews, Indian Ink Theatre Company are bringing the party back home this winter!

Indian Ink Theatre Company presents... Mrs Krishnan's Party - Tauranga!

Mrs Krishnan’s Party blurs the lines between audience and performer as the show conjures up total theatrical mayhem in a rapidly unfolding comic, odd-couple drama of a careworn, widowed shopkeeper and a naïve party-mad boarder. Check out their promo video to get a sense of the incredible atmosphere this performance brings.

~ We have a double-pass to giveaway to the show on Friday 23 August! ~

Enter here!




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

Brass band stoked on win - SunLive
Tauranga City Brass is buzzing after taking home gold at a national competition in Hamilton last weekend.
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Mr G's latest portrait honouring aviation legend Oscar Garden takes flight - BOP Times
One of Tauranga's favourite artists will create a huge life-like tribute to honour a local aviation hero, thanks to a turn of serendipitous events.
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Waihi's Laughing Potter makes an impression at Cameo event - BOP Times
The Laughing Potter, Andrew Killick had senior citizens enthralled last week when he talked about his lifelong passion for the craft.
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Ben is living the dream - Katikati Advertiser
Former Katikati College student Ben O'Leary has taken huge strides in the music scene since he left school and family at Waihi Beach to study music in Wellington.
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Māori welcome ‘moving’ at festival - Katikati Advertiser
Thirty different nations came together at Katikati's first Festival of Cultures on June 29, with hundreds gathering to celebrate their heritage, enjoy food and traditional performances.
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Theatre good way to meet people - Katikati Advertiser
Carol East moved to Katikati mid 2018, returning from England where she’d spent eight years caring for her parents.
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A musical trip through Wonderland - Te Puke Times
Krystal Cooper will be grinning like a Cheshire cat if her students’ memories haven’t been dulled by a two-week holiday.
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Teen director Rose makes TV debut - Te Puke Times
Pongakawa teenager Rose Mcmahon has achieved her debut on television with her series In The Rainbow available on TVNZ On Demand.
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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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