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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:54

What's On 10 April 2018 Newsletter

Long Term Plan 2018 Submissions

Arts & Culture Matter to us. What matters to you?
The process for planning for the future is underway, it is time to have your say!

Community created, community led, community delivered
Three-Year Strategy: 2018 - 2021

Lead agency in overseeing the delivery of the Arts & Culture Strategy for the region, as well as...


We connect creatives to organisations, people to projects and events to audiences


We provide, or can direct you to, workshops that build your business capability for a more sustainable sector


We support our creative sector to deliver on the sub-regional arts and culture strategy.

We also support creatives through funding administration, advice and advocacy at regional and national level


We share your stories, events and initiatives so that more people get to participate in arts and culture every day

Find out more about our submission in the Long Term Plan

Out & about with Creative Bay Of Plenty 

Chorus Cabinets Makeover Begins

Thursday 5 April 2018 - Papamoa

The first of the Chorus Cabinets began their make overs last week with 22 year old Juanita-Louisa Karora (Jlo) creating her piece on a cabinet out at Fashion Island on Thursday.

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Media Students Exchange with China

Friday 6 April 2018 - Otumoetai

On Friday I visited Otumoetai college and met the year 12 Media and Māori students who will be heading off to China in a weeks time through an all expenses paid exchange facilitated by the New Zealand China Friendship society.

Each student will be immersed in the culture by staying with host families in the city of Nanchang.

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View our Instagram @creative.bop

If you haven't already followed our Instagram page, jump on and check it out. We will be keeping it up-to-date with what we are working on at CBOP HQ and who we are working with. 

View our Instagram @creatives_of_bop

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.


Find out about upcoming workshops and upskilling opportunities on our website

It is one thing to create amazing works of art, whether it be visual or music, events, poetry or pottery, it is another matter to get it out into the world.
How will people find out about you and your work, discover, respond, buy or attend? 

Having computer skills is fundamental to being able to promote and do business in the digital age today. However if you feel as though your computer skills are a barrier to reaching your goals and your audience, then you may want to consider taking up a free computer course. There are a number of free courses available in our region for you to attend. Your success is up to you. 

FREE Computer Course - June & September 2018

When: Courses in June & September - Day and night classes available in mist locations

Where: Through TOI-OHOMAI

If you are a creative who would like to improve their computing skills, then this course is perfect for you. The course not only gives you the fundamentals of computing but also allows you to use and teaches creativity in making websites, using animation, learning artistic apps using a variety of illustrative apps, like Canva, creating surveys and making you tube videos and channels. 

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Stepping Up - Free Computer Classes
Got a computer or smartphone?

Want to use it for life, hobbies, family or work?

Stepping UP free computer classes are for you! Stepping UP is free community-based training that builds your digital skills and knowledge in small easy steps, in subjects that interest you for your life or work.

Each self-paced module takes 2 hours, in relaxed, sociable classes, with your friendly library tutor there to help. No cost, no tests, no pressure, no ongoing commitment.

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A Taste Of What's On...

So much on!! See all events on our 'What's On' Events page