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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:33

What's On 19 June 2018 Newsletter

SURVEY: Creative Bay Of Plenty Feedback Survey

Creative Bay Of Plenty needs your help! We are seeking your feedback on the current services we provide. Participate and go in the draw to win a $50 Warehouse Stationary Voucher. Survey closes on the 30 June 2018.

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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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OPPORTUNITY: Art and Business Project Lead 

We are seeking a driven individual with experience in project development to help us deliver on some new and existing initiatives. This role is a full time 6 month maternity cover.

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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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NEWS: Ceramic Success

The ceramic and pottery scene in the Bay is on fire. 

Congratulations to Anett Pilz who is a member of The Bethlehem Potters Association on winning the Ceramic Association of NZ Award at the Pescatore National Tableware Exhibition 2018. 

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Image from Bethlehem Pottery Club

OPPORTUNITY: Portage Ceramic Award 2018

Entries are now open for the Portage Ceramic Awards 2018. Established in 2001 and administered by Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery with support from The Trusts Community Foundation, The Portage Ceramic Awards is Aotearoa's best-known barometer for developments in the field of ceramics.

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OPPORTUNITY: Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award - $10,000

Entries are invited for the inaugural award from those practitioners yet to achieve widespread recognition in ceramics within New Zealand or overseas.

The award winner will receive $10,000.

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NEWS: Art Awards Season

Miles Art Awards:

Congratulations to Tawhai Rickard for his sculpture work titled Victorian Waka of Social Curiosities. Rickard took away a $10,000 cash prize thanks to the generous support of the Venetta Miles Trust. 

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Trustpower/TSA Supreme Award:

Congratulations to Kate Browett, the award winner of the Trustpower/TSA Supreme Award with her entry 'Well My Mum Thinks I'm Beautiful' Acrylic. Also to Birgitt Shannon, runner up with her piece Cosmic Waters. 

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NEWS: Local Theatres Shine 

Great to see the media shining a light on the Bay's kick ass Theatre scene. May it continue!

Sarah Oemcke 16th Ave Theatre president speaks candidly about Tauranga being "the cultural wasteland". "

“I am sometimes a little dismayed when I talk to locals who don’t even know we have local theatre groups operating,” she says.
“I then proudly scream from the rooftops ‘we have three theatres just in one block, and we have at least nine independent theatre groups running in Tauranga, not including the fantastic productions our secondary schools put on."

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NEWS: 'Outside The Box'

Creative Communities Scheme Project ‘Outside the Box’
Lois Pearl House (Tauranga based Sexual Health Clinic, Bay of Plenty District Health Board)

A creative project to turn a sterile waiting room into an interactive art installation with the help of artists from the Incubator Creative Hub.

"There are a few finishing touches still to come but it’s gone from Nana’s front room to an interactive contemporary space for our clients" Lorna Claydon, clinic manager.

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EVENT: Want more public art in the Bay? Let's talk about it. BOOM!

A unique opportunity for creatives in the Bay to take part in a day long event on public art and placemaking. 

SPECIAL HALF DAY OFFER: Want to come along on Friday but not free the whole day? Come along for half or part of the day for only $20! 

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Click here to view our Insta Giveaway! Tag a mate who needs a laugh and a night out! Win a double pass to Jekyll & Hyde for this Friday night. Winner drawn on Thursday 21 June. 

When: Friday 22 June 7:30pm & Saturday 23 June 7:30pm
Where: Baycourt X Space 

Meet the most delightfully evil man alive, Mr Hyde. A man so evil he punches the cleaning lady, drop-kicks a precious kereru and yells ‘shark’ at the beach.

This bonkers rendition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, Jekyll and Hyde is retold by a team of charmingly ‘French’ performers with the help of the audience.

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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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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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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.