CBOP aims to build recognition and support for the dynamic value of the arts through advocacy and by supporting the diverse networks of organisations and individuals who cultivate the arts in Tauranga Moana & Western Bay of Plenty.
Our consultations and services are FREE to our region’s creative community!
Eric would love to hear your ideas for arts activations and placemaking activities in the Bay of Plenty. Eric’s focus is on unleashing creative opportunities and developing collaborative relationships to position the Bay of Plenty as the foremost arts region in New Zealand.
Have a chat with our General Manager today! Drop him an email:
Annie is available for one-on-one appointments to discuss potential funding avenues for your creative endeavours. She provides advice on writing funding applications, structuring your project, and funds that might be suitable for you.
Contact Annie today!
Rose manages everything marketing and comms-related, whether you’re needing help promoting an event, you have a piece of exciting local arts news to share, or you want to tell the world about your arts practice – get in touch with Rose:
Your weekly dose of our region’s arts and culture news, opportunities for our region’s creatives and organisations, funding rounds, creative awards, inspiration, resources and giveaways.
Your voice, your stories, your ideas. Creative Kōrero is your space to share, connect and engage with our region’s creative community.
News, stories and successes • Awards, funding, scholarships • Giveaways • Opportunities • Reviews • Expressions of interest • Auditions • Artist call outs • Anything else arts and culture related from our region…
The CBOP Creative Directory is a resource for our local arts, culture, and heritage sector, and an information source that enables connections and fosters engagement. We use it to promote creative people, groups, organisations and spaces, enabling the community to find wonderfully creative things to see and do across the region.
We have established this new interview series to help you get to know some fascinating local painters, film-makers, dancers, photographers, poets, writers, musicians, and the friends and neighbours listed in our Creative Directory. Learn how they express our world, document and define who we are, celebrate sense of place, and build a diverse creative community in the Bay of Plenty.
WORKSHOPS & RESOURCES
Through the facilitation of workshops and directing the sector to resources, toolkits and skills providers we strive for a more sustainable creative eco-system
Take a deep dive into the resources we have sourced specifically for creatives. From professional development opportunities to funding providers, grants, awards, resources and other arts organisations. Opportunities await.
CREATIVE COMMUNITIES SCHEME
The scheme aims to increase participation from the local community in the arts sector, support the diversity of local cultural traditions and encourage and engage young people to participate in local arts. The term ‘arts’ is broadly defined to mean all forms of creative and interpretative expression.
TOI MOANA BACKGROUND & IMPLEMENTATION
The Arts & Culture Strategy is a framework for the two councils, and their funding partners which outlines where our arts and cultural sector is right now, where we want to be and what we need to do to get there.
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Promote your event or creative workshop on our region’s most comprehensive arts and culture “What’s On” guide. Events submitted through the CBOP website are amplified through CBOP’s communication channels including the CBOP Instagram and Facebook
Music • Visual Arts • Theatre • Dance • Multi-cultural • Ngā Toi Māori • Pacific Arts • Literature • Markets • Festivals • Craft