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Stage One of the strategic review is now complete.

The strategic review process will be broken into three stages based on the current climate: the development of an Arts and Culture Strategy for the sub-region and changes of board and General Manager for Creative Bay of Plenty.

Stage One  Completed

The new board of trustees met for first time in mid 2016 to discuss what the organisation’s purpose is based on the responses from the strategic review. The purpose was agreed as a 3-year ambition to ‘create an environment where arts and culture thrive’.

This will be measured through the following outcomes:

  1. The organisation has positive engagement with the arts and culture sector
  2. The arts and culture sector achieve their own aspirations; leveraging support as required
  3. The community values arts and culture
  4. We are the ‘go-to’ organisation for anything to do with arts and culture - advice, information and advocacy
  5. There is higher visibility for arts and culture within our community

These need to be developed into objectives. The Board believes that to realise them would require the following to be delivered:

  1. The organisation has positive engagement with the arts and culture sector.
    1. A higher level of listening, dialogue and communication with all arts and culture deliverers
    2. Iwi relationships are fostered
    3. We are inclusive and consultative with the sector
    4. We have a robust database of contacts and customer focused systems of engagement with our sector
  2. The arts and culture sector achieve their own aspirations; leveraging support as required.
    1. We are building capability within the sector
    2. We understand what our sector needs for it to flourish, and can advocate on their behalf if need be
    3. We are articulating, enabling and facilitating progress towards the goals the sector sets for itself
    4. We are more visible out in our sector (Board and staff) ie not just Tauranga based
  3. We are the ‘go-to’ organisation for anything to do with arts and culture – advice, information and advocacy
    1. No-one will know the sector better than us
    2. An information hub
    3. A complete and dynamic website
    4. Good internal systems and processes
    5. Clarity and transparency around our progress, strategies and finances
    6. A visible and respected Board speaking with confidence and credibility
  4. The community values arts and culture
    1. The arts and culture sector has sustainable funding
    2. The community understand the value arts and culture delivers
    3. Arts and culture is not an ‘add-on’ to local government community engagement for major projects but is seen as an essential element of the process
  5. There is higher visibility for arts and culture within our community.
    1.   If we do 1-3 well, this will happen
    2.   Communication strategy

It was also agreed that Creative Tauranga would change its name to be more inclusive of the whole region and will now be known as Creative Bay of Plenty – Te Moana a Toi.

Stage Two  In Progress

Our General Manager is working with the Board to develop a business plan for the next 18 months.

The Development of an Arts and Culture Strategy for the Western Bay of Plenty sub-region is also nearing its finish line. Creative Bay of Plenty plays an integral role in the development of this document.  Along with representation on the Steering Group, CBOP will be reporting to Council regularly on the progress of this document which aims to be finalised by the end of 2017.

Stage Three  To Be Completed by 2018

CBOP will review its purpose and strategic direction based on the outcomes and objectives of the Arts and Culture Strategy for the region.

Address

 

Phone

Email

95 Willow Street

Tauranga 3110

+64 7 928 5270

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

9 AM – 5 PM

Saturday to Sunday

Closed

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