OPPORTUNITY: Lets Talk Instagram

  • Heard of Instagram but hesitating to get onto the platform because you don't know where to start? 
  • Do you have an Instagram account but you haven't been using it and would like to learn more about how you can raise your profile with it? 
  • Interested in discussing your marketing strategy for your creative endeavour and how Instagram can be used to help? 

If you, or someone you know would like to sit down with me one and one and go through Instagram together, then please send me an email to alicia@creativebop.org.nz  I am available for Instagram consultations on Thursdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm at the Creative Bay Of Plenty HQ, 95 Willow Street, Downtown Tauranga. These consultations are free.

OPPORTUNITY: BOP Music Directory

The Incubator Creative Hub is creating a BOP Music Directory as a free resource to showcase and connect musicians, students with teachers, venues with performers and vice versa. 

This Directory is a free resource to showcase the diverse music we know exists and to connect musicians,

bands, students with teachers, venues with performers and vice versa .

It's even a go-to place for wedding singers!

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Expired Notices 

OPPORTUNITY: Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award - 1 July - 31 August 2018

Awarded on behalf of the Acorn Foundation

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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SCHOLARSHIP: TOF 2019 Singing Scholarship 

Senior Secondary School Students from the Tauranga area are now being invited to apply for the 2019 two singing scholarships providing one year of singing tuition with a reputable teacher of singing.

The first scholarship is for up to $1800 and the second is for up to $1000, tuition and fees for the scholarship recipients will be paid directly to their singing teacher upon invoice at the end of each term in 2019.

Applications close 1 September 2018 

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OPPORTUNITY: Portage Ceramic Award 2018 - Close 6 August 2018

Entries close on 6 August 2018

Open to all NZ residents

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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SUBMISSIONS:  Steampunk Exhibition 20 June - 10 August 2018

When - 20 June - 10 August 
Where: The Incubator Creative Hub, Historic Village 17th Avenue, Tauranga, New Zealand

A style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction.

Opening event 8th Steamtember 10:00am, Exhibition runs until 29th September 2018

Delivery dates: 5th & 6th September

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Expired: SECTOR: Creative Bay Of Plenty - Sector Briefing - 26 July 2018

When: 26 July 2018
Where: The Basement at Basestation (148 Durham Street) from 5.30pm

Creative BOP invites you to come along to the Basement at Basestation (148 Durham Street) from 5.30pm for a Sector Update. We will speak to our past twelve months, an Arts & Culture Strategy update, and to CBOP's annual plan. We will have representation from our team and board, including an update from chairwoman Michelle Whitmore. For catering purposes, please

RSVP by the 23rd of July to hello@creativebop.org.nz 

Expired: OPPORTUNITY: $25,000 CLNZ Writers' Award 2018 Closes 27 July 2018

The CLNZ Writers’ Award is offered to writers of any genre of non-fiction, including education works. The award enables the successful applicant to devote time to their writing project.

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Expired: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Laneway design competition for Tauranga


Expressions of interest are now being welcomed for a Tauranga laneway design competition organised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects Waikato/Bay of Plenty Branch and Tauranga Groundswell Festival of Innovation.

The Laneway will come to life during the Groundswell Festival (27 August – 2 September) and the NZIA Festival of Architecture (14 – 23 September).

The organisers of Tauranga's Laneway Design Competition are seeking ideas that will temporarily transform a Tauranga laneway into a creative, lively, safe and engaging public area. 

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Expired: Posted: 4 July 2018  OPPORTUNITY: Sweet Charity Musical - Director and Musical Director Wanted 

Tauranga Musical Society 

Sweet Charity is a sweet and sassy musical following the adventures (or rather, misadventures) in the ways of love encountered by Charity Agnes Valentine - "the lady of the evening".

Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances with men of all kind, but ultimately never ceases to lose her sense of fun. 

Sweet Charity is a musical in every sense of the word - its famous hits Hey Big Spender and Rhythm of Life have become timeless classics, and the all-out Fosse jazz dance numbers are show stoppers! 

Looking for:
Musical Director

(*Payment available*)

Email info@tmt.org.nz with a brief description of yourself, your experience and why you want to be involved by July 13. We'd love to hear from you - all welcome!