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Tuesday, 30 July 2019 11:37

C-U-S-P Newsletter 31 July 2019

Mauria te pono.

Believe in yourself.

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

CBOP Out & About: This week we sat down with Sam and Ciaran of The Charitable Stage Company in Te Puke. TSCS have an exciting show coming up in October at Baycourt - check it out here! Tickets on-sale soon.

OPPORTUNITY: Call Out - New Creative Directory Coming Soon

Submit your profile to be promoted on the new Creative Directory!

Exciting news! Creative Bay of Plenty's brand new website is on its way, and you are the star attraction.

We are calling for creatives in our region to submit a profile in anticipation of its launch in September. Once live, we will be actively promoting and nurturing its growth as the go-to resource for our region's creative network.

Click here for details on how to submit your profile. Be here to be seen!

OPPORTUNITY: Call Out: 'Haiku-na Matata' Poetry Competition!

*Submissions close 5pm, 21 August | Win a ticket to the Tauranga Arts Festival!*

It's time to dust off your vocabularies and put your best idioms forward!

National Poetry Day is coming up on 23 August 2019, so to celebrate, we're looking for your best haiku!

Enter your haiku into our 'Haiku-na Matata' competition, and you could win a ticket to a special event at the Tauranga Arts Festival, 24 October - 3 November!

Haiku theme: Where does your mind go when it wanders?

Submit your haiku to by 5pm, 21 August 2019, and we'll announce the winner on 23 August - National Poetry Day!

Find out more (and check out the haiku guidelines)

OPPORTUNITY: Songs of the Murals Contest - Katikati

*Entries close 1 September 2019 | $200 prize | Download entry form

Open to all creative song writers.

Write a song celebrating Katikati's murals and perform it during the NZ Mural Contest & Arts Festival.

Find out more

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

*Plays must be received by 17 November 2019*

Te Puke Repertory Society invites novice and experienced writers to submit their 10-minute plays for the Simply Small Play Festival. 

  • Plays are to be received by 17 November 2019
  • Plays are ten minutes in length with a minimum use of props, lights, sound and sets
  • Each play can have up to four actors
  • A 10 minute play is a dramatic form in its own right, with a beginning, a middle and an end
  • Your script should be an original work that has not been previously produced

Click here for submission guidelines.

OPPORTUNITY: Tauranga Opera Form - Singing Scholarship

*Applications must be emailed to by 3 August 2019*

Tauranga Opera Forum - 2020 SCHOLARSHIP for One Year’s Singing Tuition

Senior secondary school students from the Tauranga high schools’ zone are invited to apply for a 2020 SCHOLARSHIP which will provide funding towards their singing tuition.

The Prizes:

First - $1500.00                                                                                                                                           
Second - $1000.00
Discretionary prize - $500.00

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Skateboard Exhibition - Artist Call Out

*Submissions close Monday 30 September 2019*

Registration is OPEN NOW.
To be part of this spectacular exhibition in the Incubator Gallery, you will need to register and pay for your deck by the 30th September.

Artwork receiving dates: 28th and 29th October
The completed decks will need to be delivered to the Incubator on the 28th/29th October.

The Exhibition launch: Friday 1st November in the Incubator Gallery.

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Everybody Sings - Opening August!

The Choir Ltd. are happy to announce the opening of their new Tauranga Choir!

This choir will start in Term 3 on Wednesday 14th Aug 7.15pm - 9.15pm, Omanu Primary School, 22 Tui St, Mount Maunganui.

No audition! No Pressure! Just pure singing for fun. So, come along for a free visit and see what they do by registering on their website!

Find out more

FUNDING: Māori Arts Presentation Fund

*Applications close 6 September 2019 | $150,000 towards at least three projects*

This fund supports contemporary Ngā Toi Māori work to tour regions in New Zealand. Activities funded include: 

  • performing arts presentations such as contemporary dance, hip-hop dance, Māori theatre works and music programmes created and presented by Māori musicians
  • visual arts and craft/object arts exhibitions including mahi toi tuku iho (heritage arts such as whakairo, rāranga) arts exhibitions.

Find out more