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What's On 8 May 2018 Newsletter

Workshop: How to Promote Your Creative Work

The next workshop designed to better equip local creatives to achieve their goals is coming up. Numbers are very limited so book your spot today! 

When: Tuesday 29 May 2018

Where: Creative Bay Of Plenty, 95 Willow Street, Tauranga

Are you looking to make the most of small budgets and little time but want to promote your creative project to an audience far and wide? Then this workshop is for you!

Gain the skills you need to promote your projects while making the most of your precious time and resources. You’ll write your own promotional plan and learn about different promotional tools in this hands-on, interactive workshop. It covers what you need to get started and / or to contemplate the possibilities.

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FORUM: The 2018 Official NZ Music Month Summit - 'Confronting Issues In The Music Industry' 

When: Saturday, May 26 at 10 AM - 4 PM

Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

Presented by NZ Music Managers Forum, NZ Music Commission in association with Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS and NZ On Air


The Official Music Month Summit returns for 2018, and this year it is tackling some of the issues the Music Industry has been facing up to over the last year.

The Summit features a stellar line up of music industry professionals and speakers, who will challenge and create thought-provoking conversation around some of the industry issues that have been highlighted in the past twelve months.

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STRATEGY: Views Wanted on National Māori Arts Strategy

Creative New Zealand have been engaging with Māori across Aotearoa as a first step in developing a by Māori for Aotearoa Māori arts strategy. 

If you were unable to attend the Hui held in Tauranga in March, but still want to contribute and have your say, then you can complete a simple survey online. Depending on the detail of your answers it should take no more than 15 minutes.

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FUNDING: Funding available for Tauranga & Western Bay Community projects

The Community Development Match Fund is about helping groups deliver new initiatives that foster strong, innovative and vibrant communities, by contributing 50% of the project costs up to $10,000.

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FUNDING: Creative New Zealand Quick Response Grant Closing Soon

Quick Response Grants help New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to create and distribute their work.

Applications Close 22 June 2018

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MUSIC: Calling All Musos!

The Incubator Creative Hub is creating a BOP Music Directory as a free resource to showcase and connect musicians, students with teachers, venues with performers and vice versa. 

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WORKSHOP: Links Night

When: 11 & 12 May 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

Where: The Art Lounge NZ, 32 Devonport Road - CBD Tauranga, Tauranga, New Zealand 3112

Come and meet Macarena Bernal, contemporary Jeweller who will be presenting her interactive work “Links” play with the forms and colours to put together your very own combination.

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OPEN DAY: Western Bay Museum - Mounting The Shaw Gown Open day - 26 - 29 May 2018

When: 26 May 1pm - 4pm, 27 May 10 10am - 4pm, 28 May 1pm - 1pm, 29 May 10am - 1pm

Where: Western Bay Museum, The Old Firestation, 32 Main Road Katikati

A unique opportunity to watch a professional conservator of textiles and garments do their work. 

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WATCH THIS: We Dare You!

Have you ever considered that the arts are an 'enabler' to a fulfilling and meaningful life? 

Connection, empowerment, community, self-pride, identity..

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Here’s some art-focussed listening we think are worth a listen. 

Urban Dreams Podcast: On the business of being an artist
We talk about things artists often don’t talk about: getting paid – why is it so murky what venues and galleries have to offer? How do you navigate sharing your ideas when you are never sure if there’s moolah at the end of it?

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Starving Artist by Honor Eastly
“Making money creatively is either a mystery or hidden behind a big banner reading “SELLOUT”. I’m trying to change that”. Honor’s podcast is a great excuse for her to ask successful artists “really nosy questions about their financial situation.”

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EVENT: He Kura E Huna Ana

When: June 19 – June 20, Jun 19 at 7 PM to Jun 20 at 8:30 PM

Where: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, 38 Durham Street, Tauranga, New Zealand 3110

Acclaimed te reo Māori production He Kura E Huna Ana will perform at the X Space in Baycourt in June.

Drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero, He Kura E Huna Ana tells of the origins of pounamu in Arahura Valley.

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A Taste Of What's On...

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


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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. 

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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.