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What's On Newsletter 29 January 2019

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini - Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

We at Creative BOP find that an effective way to prevent insular thinking and gain perspective is to surround oneself with diverse creative process' and people. Our recent move to The Kollective has found us surrounded by a myriad of not-for-profits and social enterprise organisations. 2019 is going to be the year of COLLABORATION (Kollaboration perhaps?!)

In addition, we're now just down the road from the beautiful Historic Village: keep an eye on our Instagram (@creative.bop) where we'll be introducing you to the organisations and businesses that make up this creative and cultural community.

WAITANGI DAY: Tauranga Moana Waitangi Day Festival 2019

When: Wednesday 6th February
Where: 2 venues - Historic Village & Mt Drury

Celebrate He Iwi Kotahi’s 'Tauranga Moana Waitangi Day Festival 2019'.  

Soak up the sun with us by the beach or catch some shade down at the Historic Village – or get to both as the celebrations unfold. There’s live music and cultural performances at both venues, and a range of food stands with something for everyone. For a unique experience check out our art exhibitions and participate in one of our many workshops down at The Historic Village.

This is a KOHA event to support our local kapa haka roopu, Te Kapa Haka o Ngati Ranginui as they prepare for Te Matatini 2019. So bring your friends, bring your family, bring a picnic blanket, and come celebrate with us, HE IWI KOTAHI.  See you there…

At the Hopukiore site, headlining acts include (10am – 6pm): The Māori Volcanics / Direct Descendants / Left Hand Break / Doc Brown / The Hype / Social Wowfare / DJ Ed-X 

At The Historic Village, headlining acts include (10am – 4pm): Whirimako Black & Justin Kereama  / Te Kapa Haka o Ngati Ranginui / Peri Kohu / Soulsax Plus / JJ Mist / Regan Perry

The Incubator are hosting two art exhibitions and a number of workshops that will be taking place at The Historic Village including: Waitangi - An Exhibition - Toi ka rere / Te hā o Waitaiki - An Exhibition  The People's Gallery / It’s cool to Korero (Fun bite sized Te Reo workshops) / Poi making / Taonga pūoro demonstration (Māori musical instrument demonstration) / Raranga workshops (creating small harakeke objects) / Toi Māori activities for kids (Contemporary art activities)

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WIN A WORKSHOP: Exult Workshops - Bay Trust Subsidised

Are you looking for practical ideas for growing great volunteer teams, raising your profile and raising more funds?

Thanks to an ongoing relationship with Bay Trust, Exult have another run of subsidised workshops happening throughout the Bay of Plenty. It's a great chance to start 2019 with fresh ideas and practical tools.

Creative Bay of Plenty want to give you the opportunity to win 1 of 4 tickets to the sustainable funding event on the 31st of January

To win, please email your name, your organisation (You MUST be an organisation registered within the Bay of Plenty) and what you are hoping to learn to 

Winner to be drawn at 3pm on the 30th of January! 

Click on the workshop links for more information on this and the other workshops:

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OPPORTUNITY: Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Te Tuhi UK Residency Award 2019

When: Applications close 28th February 2019

Te Tuhi (one of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art organisations) are delighted to announce an incredible opportunity for a New Zealand visual artist in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park, with the generous support of philanthropists Sigrid and Stephen Kirk.

For over 40 years, artist residencies and creation have been at the heart of Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). Supported by philanthropists Sigrid and Stephen Kirk, and in partnership with Te Tuhi, YSP are offering an exceptional placement for an artist to stay on site at YSP for up to 4 weeks in autumn 2019. The successful artist is not required to make an object or exhibition, but they will receive curatorial and technical support if required. We are keen to support artists who have not yet developed a mainstream career and for whom this is likely to be their first working visit to the UK.

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OPPORTUNITY: BOP Symphonia - Rising Stars Competition

Applications close 22nd February 2019

Over the years the Symphonia’s Rising Stars competitions have brought many outstanding young performers to the attention of local audiences, several going on to further their studies towards an
exciting career in classical music. 

This year there will be two classes: a concerto competition for instrumentalists and, for the first time, an aria competition for aspiring vocalists. Finalists will perform with the orchestra at a concert at Baycourt in September and the winners will be selected on the night by a panel of prestigious judges.

Further details and entry forms for this year’s competitions are available from or on the orchestra’s website, Entries simply indicate an intention to participate in the competition, and no musical input is required at this stage – but those entries MUST be received by 22nd February 2019, so don’t delay!

OPPORTUNITY: Raupapa Whakaari Funding: Drama to the world

When: The application portal will open on 18 February 2019 and close at 9am on 18 March 2019

"The Raupapa Whakaari Funding initiative is designed to stimulate and grow opportunities for New Zealand feature film and drama producers to participate in the global series drama marketplace and attract finance. This will be achieved by supporting local producers and writers to develop quality, diverse and exciting drama series that are informed by, and attractive to, the global market.

Guidelines for Raupapa Whakaari Funding will be published in early 2019. This initiative will comprise two stages of development funding for successful applicants, with up to 10 concepts receiving early development support and up to four projects then receiving advanced development support to create market ready materials to sell the series internationally. At the outset we will be looking for well-realised concepts only for a series drama. Format could be 30 or 60 minute episodes. We anticipate the series will be designed to be eligible for the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG).

We are expecting writers and producers to team up to submit their concepts. Applicants must be an established producer with at least one ‘produced by’ credit on a feature film that has been released theatrically by a distributor, or scripted television that has been commercially broadcast. However, the writer is not required to have screen credits (but will need to provide a screen sample)."

- New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and NZ On Air (NZOA)

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OPPORTUNITY: FilmUp 2019 - Call for Applications

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10pm, Sunday 17th February 2019

Script to Screen’s FilmUp Mentorship program returns for 2019. Each year the FilmUp Mentorship program supports and empowers up to eight tenacious and talented filmmakers to reach the next stage in their creative careers.

Participants will receive 20 hours of one-on-one mentorship with an established filmmaker, attend Hub Days for group work, intensive story workshops and round tables with guest speakers, as well as tailored additional support from Script to Screen.

There will be eight mentorships for emerging to experienced writers, directors and producers. Those who have a strong track record in other creative roles (e.g. actor, playwright, editor), who are now developing a feature film project as a writer, director or producer are eligible.

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OPPORTUNITY: Entries now open for $10,000 Sarah Broom Poetry Prize 2019

Competition entries opened on 21 January and will close on 28 February 2019

The Sarah Broom Poetry Prize is one of New Zealand's most valuable poetry prizes and aims to recognise and financially support new work from an emerging or established New Zealand poet. In 2019, the prize is an award of $10,000. Poets are required to submit six to eight poems (at least five unpublished).

The prize was established in 2013 in honour of the New Zealand poet Sarah Broom (1972 - 2013), the author of Tigers at Awhitu (2010) and Gleam(2013).

Now in its sixth year, the award will be showcased in a special public session at the Auckland Writers Festival in May 2019 where shortlisted poets will read from their work and the winner will be announced. The full Festival programme will be publicly launched on 13 March and will be available in print and online at

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UPSKILL: Digital marketing and sales trends gallerists should know

Artsy surveyed 700 galleries from 60+ countries to uncover the digital trends and online behaviors that shaped the art market. Download the 2019 Artsy Gallery Insights: The State of Digital Marketing and Sales report to explore tailored recommendations, country profiles, and 2019 forecast to help your gallery navigate the year.

By downloading the report, you will learn:

·        How your gallery peers plan to diversify their sales sources in the year to come

·        Which reported marketing activities are generating the largest returns on investment

·        How your gallery can strategically implement report findings in the coming year

Download it here

COMMUNITY: Te Puna Quarry Park - Newsletter

Subscribe to the Te Puna Quarry Park Newsletter! Become a Friend of the Park and you will receive a regular newsletter detailing activities and events at the Quarry, and you will be supporting this local treasure and helping it grow into the future.

Features from January's newsletter...

  • An unveiling of our new kuwaha was held in May with Morris, the carver, and representatives of Pirirakau in attendance. It was a wonderful day of korero and song with explanations from Morris, along with a visit from a friendly kereru. The kuwaha is a major addition to the artworks in the quarry and is rightly something we should be very proud of!
  • The Quarry Fest highlights
  • The December Cinnabar moths at the Butterfly Garden

Become a Friend of the Park here!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Making time for creative work

The Creative Independent interview creatives about their processes, work habits and inspiration. They've collated a group of interviews focused around Making Time For Creative Work:

You have a good idea, and now you want to make it into a reality. But how do you find the time—and the perseverance—to actually do it? One of the most difficult parts of the creative process also seems like the most basic: setting aside time to create. In a world filled with endless distractions and anxiety-inducing demands, it can be hard to prioritize your projects over other activities. In spite of this, establishing a regular creative routine that fits with your day-to-day life is more than possible. When you’re not able to focus, or feel like you can’t stick it through to the end of a project, sometimes you just need a strategy for regaining momentum. With this in mind, the below interviews, guides, and wisdom offer tips and practical advice on carving out consistent time for your creative work.

Check it out here

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Local Arts & Culture Stories Making Headlines This Week

Janet Barratt wins Trustpower photo competition - SunLive
Omokoroa resident Janet Barratt, winner of the 2019 Trustpower Photographic Exhibition, was stunned to find herself winning on her first time entering the competition.
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Library turns a page - SunLive
Year One of the renovated Rotorua Public Library is being marked next week with a showcase of products and services.
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Intimate show for Jon Toogood fans - SunLive
Music lovers set to attend Jon Toogood’s show went he visits Mount Maunganui will be in for a treat.
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50 musical days in Asia - SunLive
There are all sorts of people recording  music in Tauranga. At one end of the scale are professional bands and musicians - practitioners who either have been, or intend to be, in this crazy business we call show for the long haul.
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One Love done and dusted for 2019 - SunLive
Reggae music festival One Love, took over the Tauranga Domain with music lovers coming from all over the country.
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