Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro nōnā te ngahere; ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga nōnā te ao.
The bird that consumes the miro berry owns the forest; the bird that consumes knowledge owns the world.
Kia ora, and welcome to your weekly dose of creative opportunities, up-skilling, workshops, and more.
This week we're all about: Limitless Learning - actively and constantly seeking opportunities to up-skill and expand one's capabilities. Kia kaha!
Heads up, loyal subscribers!
You may have noticed a subtle change in our 'What's On' newsletter over the past twelve months...
To best support our sector, over the past year we have focused our energy on providing you more juicy content. Our end goal is to help support the viability and vibrancy of our sector.
We want to connect you to: opportunities, workshops to up-skill, funding, online tools, interesting data and noteworthy news.
To align with this, we will be changing the title of the newsletter, 'What's On', to something a little more fitting. Stay tuned next week for the reveal.
You can still promote your events with us, of course! They will feature on the Events page of our website, and can be promoted through our social media platforms, too (@creatives_of_bop and @creative.bop on Instagram).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your events.
OPPORTUNITY: TOIOHO KI ĀPITI - Bachelor Of Maori Visual Arts Undergraduate Scholarships - Massey University
Application deadline: 17 February 2019
Open NOW for study in 2019 and 2020
Multiple scholarships are available including ONE fees scholarship covering the full four year degree (value $25,000).
Open to New Zealand students enrolling in full-time study in the Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts (BMVA) programme.
As a Māori visual arts student you will develop perceptual and conceptual skills in two- and three-dimensional art practice alongside a cultural foundation for verbal and visual communication. Exhibitions and community courses allow you to interact with the broader Māori community to further develop your awareness and understanding of relevant issues. Unique to Massey University, the Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts encompasses contemporary Māori art, Māori language, Māori culture, and tikanga.
Show your interest by contacting Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti R.TeWhaiti@massey.ac.nz
OPPORTUNITY: Review of the Charities Act 2005 - Have Your Say!
When: 21 community meetings throughout the country between 6 March and 18 April 2019
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) will be hosting 21 community meetings throughout the country between 6 March and 18 April 2019 about the Charities Act review.
Community meetings will be an opportunity to hear presentations from DIA and sector representatives about issues within the scope of the review. Dates and locations for the community meetings may be subject to change.
The community meetings are an important part of a wider engagement strategy. A discussion document will be released in late February 2019, to encourage public submissions by late April 2019.
OPPORTUNITY: First Mortgage Managers - Youth Sponsorship
Sponsorship: $1,500.00 for the year – paid out in two instalments (July and January)
Applicants for this sponsorship must:
• Be aged between 16 & 25 years old
• Live within Bay of Plenty / Waikato regions
• Be actively involved in a sport/music/art at national and/or international level
WORKSHOPS: Upcoming workshops from The Incubator Creative Hub
Film Acting Workshop with Vicky Yiannoutsos
When: 2 dates · 23 Feb – 24 Feb
Where: The Artery - Art Learning Space, Historic Village, 17th Ave
These courses focus on the Art of Relating, which trains actors to create believable characters and emotionally connected relationships on screen. Working in pairs with scripts, actors learn the Five Arts of Film Acting - The Art of Concentration, the Art of Not Knowing, the Art of Acceptance, the Art of Giving and Receiving and the Art of Relating, which maximises instinctive and creative choices and trains actors to bring their own personality to the screen.
This work will benefit actors wishing to reset or reinvigorate their acting muscles, remove blocks limiting creative choices and improve sight-reading skills. In this practical course scenes are filmed and played back in class.
Bobbin' Along Sewing Basics with Madelaine Mayhem
When: 5 week course - every Monday, 11 Feb – 11 Mar
Where: The Artery - Art Learning Space, Historic Village, 17th Ave
Here's to that wicked feeling of accomplishment and pure style when you roll into a room or walk down the street wearing something you know you've made all on you own!
Come along to a Bobbin Along Sewing Class and Madelaine will show you the steps to take in order to be able to feel those feels!
Some skills you will master: becoming confident with your machine, cutting to a pattern, fitting a zip, working with fabrics, threads and design.
REFLECTION: Exult 'Sustainable Funding' Workshop
CBOP team-member Rose attended Exult's workshop on Sustainable Funding last week, and came away buzzing with ideas.
Read about her experience here (and why YOU need to book an Exult workshop!)
UPSKILL: How to write a music press release
When it approaches the time of releasing your audio creations to the world, whether that’s in the form of a single or album, one of the best ways to generate interest with your preferred audience is to write a press release.
This will go to blogs, websites, and music publications to tell them all about your upcoming releases, tempting them to explore and engage with you, thus furthering your reach. However, like all forms of content, there’s a good way to write a press release, and there’s a bad way.
The Industry Observer is going to explore the best way, and teach you everything you need to know to get the best results.
UPSKILL: Fan Data for music managers guide
‘Big data’ is already becoming a problem in the music industry. The sheer amount of data collection and analysis opportunities that we do have puts emerging entrepreneurs in line with some of the most sophisticated companies in the world.
The altruistic folk over at the Music Managers Forum (MMF) in the UK are helping artist managers understand some of this big data in its latest report: The Fan Data Guide.
Forming part of MMF’s ‘Digital Dollar’ initiative to educate people about digital music income streams, the guide breaks down data types, and offers insights into how social, ticketing, and streaming data can help grow their artist and influence decision-making.
UPSKILL: Bay of Plenty Event Health & Safety
Planning a creative event this year? Brush up on your Event health and safety guidelines
A successful event should be a positive experience for your audience, sponsors, staff and contractors and builds a reputation for your event. Planning and delivery of a healthy and safe event is key to creating a fun and memorable experience. As an event organiser you are responsible for planning and managing risk at your event by taking all reasonably practicable steps to achieve this.
UPSKILL: 9 Ways to Increase Instagram Engagement in 2019
Wondering how to increase Instagram engagement in 2019? You’re not alone!
With an ultra-smart algorithm and tons of creative brands competing for people’s attention, it’s harder than ever to increase Instagram engagement.
Thankfully, Instagram is still one of the best places to market your brand online, gain a loyal following, and build a community that supports your business. So don’t be disheartened by a little competition!
UPSKILL: The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Hashtags in 2019
Instagram hashtags are still an effective way to get more eyes (and engagement!) on your Instagram posts in 2019.
A post with at least one Instagram hashtag averages 12.6% more engagementthan posts without a hashtag. So it really is worth creating a hashtag strategy for your brand if you want to grow you account!
The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Hashtags in 2019 will help you understand everything you need to know about using Instagram hashtags to get more followers, improve your posts’ engagement rates and build a community around your business.
READ ALL ABOUT IT: Local Arts & Culture Stories Making Headlines This Week
Two exhibitions celebrating Māori art - SunLive
There are two exciting exhibitions running concurrently at Tauranga’s Historic Village. Both will be features of the festival of He Iwi Kotahi “Sea and Village” on Waitangi Day on Wednesday February 6.
The circus is coming to town - SunLive
The annual New Zealand Juggling and Circus Festival is coming to Tauranga.
Kotahitanga for Waitangi Day - SunLive
This Wednesday, February 6, a dawn service will be held at the base of Hopukiore (Mount Drury), and activities will take place throughout the day at the Historic Village to commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Tauranga being taken on a classical journey - SunLive
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) is bringing their classical journey show to Tauranga on February 20.
Māori artist urges women to speak up - BOP Times
Artist Arohanoa Mathews is on a mission.
Your guide to Waitangi Day in Tauranga - BOP Times
A Tauranga historian hopes an inaugural two-venue Waitangi Day festival will set a precedent for future celebrations of the national day.
EVENTS: So many events coming up! See for yourself...
WORKSHOPS: No more excuses. The opportunities are there. Grab them!
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