How can we help?

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!

Our Team

Annie Hill – Funding & Projects Advisor

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 Treadwell – Marketing Coordinator

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:

We Connect

Creative Pānui (weekly newsletter)

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.

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Creative Kōrero

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…

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We Upskill

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.

Funding • Community Arts • Event Management • Design • Digital Marketing • Help Providers • Media

We Support

Creative Communities Scheme

This funding scheme (approx. $2,000 per project) 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.

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We Promote

Creative Directory

The 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.

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Creative Patapatai

We have established this interview and podcast 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.

Written interviews


Events & Workshops

Promote your event or creative workshop on our region’s most comprehensive arts and culture What’s On guide. Events/workshops submitted through our website are amplified through our communication channels: our socials and newsletter.

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