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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:59

What's On 5 June 2018 Newsletter

NEWS: Promoting Your Creative Work

On Tuesday 29 May Creative Bay Of Plenty held the second of its ARTillery upskilling workshops for Creatives, with the focus on 'How To Promote Your Creative Work'. Participating creatives worked in a range of genres. From visual artist to illustrator, jewellery maker and author. Together we went through each of 'the 6 steps of a promotional plan'. "This workshop was totally empowering and transforming for artists" said Joanna Black a mixed media artist from Whakatane.

More creative upskilling workshops to come. We will keep you posted on the dates as they are scheduled.

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OPPORTUNITY: Seeking New Trustee For Creative Bay Of Plenty Board

Creative Bay of Plenty is responsible for overseeing the strategic and financial planning of the Trust and delivery of contracted services to Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council, which includes overseeing and monitoring the delivery of the sub-region’s recently adopted Arts & Culture Strategy.

A vacancy exists on the CBOP Board for a specialist in finance and accounting, with the new appointee to lead the Financial Sub-Committee for governance purposes.  The position is non-remunerated and for an initial appointment term of three years. 

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MINDFOOD: How Instagram is shaping the art world

I know I bang on about Instagram a bit but trust me, it is a brilliant platform for getting your creative work seen by a wider audience and promoting what you do. Take it from me. In the two years that I started experimenting with art and posting it on social media (merely as a record for myself), I gained over 10,000 followers and sold my artwork around the world.

I'm a huge advocate for Bay Of Plenty artists to set up their own Instagram page to showcase their work and the talent we have in the Bay Of Plenty. Like anything though, it does have its pros and cons, but you will never know unless you try. Here is my account if you're interested

If you would like to learn more about Instagram, send me an email to and we will look to set up an Instagram workshop. 

Follow @creatives_of_bayofbop and #creativebop so that you can see what other local creatives are doing in the Bay. 

If I can't convince you then maybe this article I read on stuff can give you a bit more insight. 

How Instagram is shaping the art world

TRACEY LIEN: March 12 2018
Many emerging artists see the photo and video sharing app as a democratiser, helping artists who might not have representation from the most prestigious galleries or degrees from the most exclusive art schools get their work in front of big audiences.

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NEWS: Tauranga Artists Make National Final

Congratulations to three Tauranga artists who have made it into the final of the 2018 National Contemporary Art Awards. 

- Rua waka wairua - Jo Torr, Tauranga
- Accidental Opus; Configuration 3 - Kyle Sattler, Tauranga
- Consumer Culture - Kereama Taepa, Papamoa

Artists entering this year's National Contemporary Art Award, managed by Waikato Museum, will now vie for a prize pool of more than $27,000.

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NEWS: Arataki Kindergarten wins national mural comp

Arataki Kindergarten has taken out the top spot in the Early Childhood Centre Category of the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Wall Worthy competition. The mural depict one of the local pūrākau or Māori legends that tell the story of three local mountains that many of their children and families are connected to.

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Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga (NZ Film Commission) has recently launched Te Rautaki, which aims "To champion Māori film and filmmakers, in partnership with the Māori film industry, to Aotearoa and the world".  It is an in-depth strategy, covering elements of sound treaty partnership as it relates to the film industry. 

Linked with the strategy, substantial funding opportunities will be rolled out over the next two years, starting with the "Māori Screen Excellence Award" annual grant, and "Aho Shorts" Māori short film grant this year, and a further 8 funding initiatives rolling out by the end of June 2019.

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The theme for the Matariki Tauranga Moana 2018 programme of events is Mauri. 

Matariki Tauranga Moana invites everyone to discover the significance of Matariki and explore ways to observe the Māori New Year with whānau and friends. Matariki Tauranga Moana 2018 will see the city comes alive with a five-week programme of events including live performances, exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and family events.

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EVENT: HP48 Final Sells Out, But....

Due to popular demand, the Bay of Plenty Final for HP48HOURS has sold out!  Never fear though - there will be a second screening on the 10th of June, at 8pm (at the same time as the other screening) at Rialto in Tauranga.  You can get your tickets from Rialto, or online at Eventfinda quickly as they are selling fast! 

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DISCUSSION: BOOM! Talks About Public Art and Placemaking

Boom! is a monthly series of talks and workshops for you to hear conversations and inspirational stories from people designing, commissioning and implementing creative public projects and spaces. 

All talks are held at Tauranga Art Gallery 

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EVENT: Dirty Dusting - 16 Ave Theatre

When: 15 - 30 June 2018
Where: 16 Ave Theatre, Tauranga 

When three cleaners Olive, Gladys and Elsie are threatened with redundancy they feel that their lives are coming to an end until a chance wrong number gives them a new business start-up idea – why not run a telephone sex line? They’ve got motive, opportunity and a lifetime of experience – some more than others mind you.

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WORKSHOPS: No more excuses. The opportunities are there. Grab them!

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EVENTS: So many events coming up. See For Yourself...

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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.