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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:04

What's On 12 June 2018 Newsletter

UPSKILL: ARTillery Workshop: Project Planning for Arts Activities

When: 9.30am - 3.30pm, Wednesday 27 June 2018
Where: Creative Bay of Plenty office, 95 Willow St, Tauranga

All successful projects are based on a good plan. Learn all about project planning, and start putting together a solid plan for your next creative project.

This hands-on interactive workshop will cover:

- Getting clear on your project
- Creating timelines to keep you on track
- Learning about resources and budgets
- Assembling the dream team, working with volunteers and stakeholders
- Being aware of risks and conflicts
- Understanding basic health and safety

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NEWS: Window of WOW! Michelle Estall Art - 11 June - 22 June 2018

It's new window exhibition time again and this week we are incredibly fortunate to have the work of Michelle Estall on display at CBOP HQ. We are in awe of her artwork. 

Colourful Tikis, stunning prints and original artwork grace our window and are available for sale. Michelle's work is also available for sale through Mac and Mor Art Gallery in Tauranga her Facebook page and website. A full time artist, Michelle's recent imagery depicts stories of her Maori ancestry which she was told in her childhood. 

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OPPORTUNITY: Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award 

Provide by the Acorn Foundation 

Submissions open 1 July 2018 and close 31 August 2018

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

This annual award valued at $2,000 is for someone undertaking or about to commence further study in preparation for a career in the creative arts. Managed by the Creative Bay of Plenty on behalf of the Acorn Foundation, applications open 1 July and close 31 August each year.

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OPPORTUNITY: The McCormick Opera Award

Perpetual Guardian Foundation has partnered with Auckland Opera Studio to run a major New Zealand Aria contest. 

This annual competition is open to all young New Zealand singers aged 18-32. The 2018 winners prize will be a $20,000 scholarship to study offshore. There will be a further prize of $2,000 for an entrant who shows outstanding future potential. 

The finals will be held at Auckland's Mercury Theatre on the evening of August 30 and tickets can be purchased on their website now. 

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Creative Bay of Plenty is proud to support BOOM!

Placemaking as not-not-Art: a Christchurch renewal story / Dr Ryan Reynolds, Gap Filler Christchurch

When: Thursday 21 June 2018 5:30pm

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If you think that great art and design promotes connectivity, wellbeing, and happiness then Boom! is the event for you. To kickstart this new monthly series Tauranga Art Gallery is hosting a day-long event.

Friday 22 June 9:30am - 4:30pm 

For one week only tickets cost $30 & include refreshments. Book your ticket today 

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. 

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UPSKILL: Good Practice in Grant Management and Reporting

When: Thursday 21 June, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

A lot of registered charities receive assistance in the form of grants from a wide range of funders. Often these grants have terms and conditions attached which explain how these grants need to be managed and spent. Join Jamie Cattell from Charities Services in a webinar which demystify conditions related to grants and simple practices you can implement to be compliant.

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WORKSHOP: International Youth Silent Film Festival Workshop

When: 17 - 19 July

Under 20 & wanting to participate in the art of film making? This year as part of The International Youth Silent Film Festival we are offering workshops across the Bay in Whakatāne, Rotorua and Tauranga during the school holidays. 

Industry professionals will guide you right through the film making process…you will collaborate through job sharing processes and together you will make a silent film.  By the end of it students will be ready to create your own entry to the IYSFF NZ Regionals. 

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FINALS: 48 Hour Film Festival Bay Winners

Congratulations to all the Bay of Plenty city winners.

'Manawa Bay', a musical made by a Coromandel-based team took out the top prize at the Bay of Plenty hp48hour Furious Film awards, held on Sunday night.

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View all Bay of Plenty city winners


When: 11 June - 6 July 2018

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: Tauranga Society Of Artist

2018 ART EXPO 

When: 13 - 17 June 2018
Where: Community Centre Elizabeth Street West Tauranga

This cash and carry Art Expo showcases original work from a large number of local artists. The Trustpower / TSA Supreme Award gives you an opportunity to see a high standard of art on display all of which is available for sale.
See you there!

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EVENT: Miles Art Awards: Judges Talk

When: 16 June 2018
Where: Tauranga Art Gallery

Hear insights and highlights from Miles Art Awards 2018 Judge Nigel Borell.

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EVENT: Book Launch - The Wind Of Change, My Autobiography

When: Wednesday 20 June 2018 - 12pm to 2pm
Where: Creative Bay Of Plenty, 95 Willow St, Tauranga 

You are invited to join us for the book launch of Nina M.C. Payne J.P
Come and meet the author for a book signing opportunity

If you are interested in hosting an event at Creative Bay of Plenty, please get in touch. Contact us   

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EVENT: Epic Te Puke Comedy Debate

When: Thursday 28 June 2018 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Where: Te Puke Citizens Club, 179-185 Jellicoe St, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

The EPIC Comedy Debate is a laugh out loud comedy debate.

Lined up this year are Michelle A'Court, Jeremy Elwood, Tauranga Mayor Greg Brownless and The Hits - Will Johnston plus two local students!

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EVENT: Dirty Dusting

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?

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EVENT: Blithe Spirit 

When: 14 Dates - 20 June - 7 July 2018
Where: Detour Theatre, Historic Village, Tauranga

Charles Condomine, whose first wife Elvira has been dead for seven years, has been reasonably happy with his second wife, Ruth. After he invites Madame Arcati, a local medium, to conduct a seance at their home, Elvira returns from the dead.

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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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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.