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C-U-S-P Newsletter 7 August 2019

He ora te whakapiri; he mate te whakatakariri.

There is strength in unity; defeat in anger.

Kia ora, Creative Community! Welcome to your weekly dose of creative opportunities...

CBOP Out & About: Elliot Caudwell has filled The Incubator gallery with simply beautiful works of nature and exotic wildlife. Exhibition closing 15 August.

OPPORTUNITY: Call Out - Art in Our City: Design a Manhole Cover

*Submissions close 5pm, Friday 23 August 2019*

Creative Bay of Plenty and Tauranga City Council are commissioning a design for stormwater and wastewater manhole covers in our city. The new covers will be installed in new developments or where manhole covers are replaced. The winning design will live on in our city forever, representing a collaboration between our creatives to bring vibrancy to Tauranga. Creative BOP and the council aim to fill the public art gap identified in the city centre. We collectively value the arts as an activity and product, for what it offers society and our well-being; filling our city with art and design that tell our stories gives us a greater sense of identity, civic pride and belonging. We can't wait to see how our creatives can help implement this initiative.

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OPPORTUNITY: Call Out - New Creative Directory Coming Soon

Submit your profile to be promoted on the new Creative Directory!

Exciting news! Creative Bay of Plenty's brand new website is on its way, and you are the star attraction.

We are calling for creatives in our region to submit a profile in anticipation of its launch in September. Once live, we will be actively promoting and nurturing its growth as the go-to resource for our region's creative network.

Click here for details on how to submit your profile. Be here to be seen!

OPPORTUNITY: Design a Bike Rack!

*Applications close September 1st 2019 | Concepts must cost less than $5,000 to manufacture*

Ever wanted to design a bike rack and have it installed for the public to use?  This could just be your chance.

As part of the NZ Mural Contest & Arts Festival, taking place from September 28 – October 5, 2019, Katikati Open-Air Art Inc. has organised the Bike Rack Design Competition 2019. The winning concept will be manufactured and installed in Kaitkati, in addition to receiving a gift card prize of $500. 

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OPPORTUNITY: Tohunga Tukunga Mentoring Programme

*Applications close 4 October 2019 | Up to $5,000*

The Tohunga Tukunga mentoring programme offers funding to help preserve and pass on contemporary and traditional Ngā Toi Māori knowledge and practice. Three mentoring opportunities are available in each of the three annual funding rounds.

To apply for the Tohunga Tukunga Mentoring Programme, you must be:

  • Māori, and your proposed project must be managed or directed by Māori
  • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (each individual)

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FUNDING: Toi tipu Toi rea – emerging Māori artist grant

*Applications close 4 October 2019 | Up to $10,000*

The Toi Tipu Toi Rea is a grant to support Māori artists or practitioners, at an early stage of their career, to undertake an arts project.

To apply for the Toi Tipu Toi Rea grant, you must be:

  • Māori, and your proposed project must be managed or directed by Māori
  • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (each individual)

Find out more

OPPORTUNITY: Tup Lang Choreographic Award

*Applications close 4 October 2019 | Up to $10,000*

This award promotes and encourages choreography in New Zealand contemporary dance, focusing the work of emerging choreographers. It was established in 1999 from a bequest by Mrs Lang.

The application must:

  • show direct benefit to NZ arts
  • be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from a well-established artist or arts organisation based in NZ.

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OPPORTUNITY: Catalyst He Kauahi - Film Funding

*Applications close 30 September 2019, 1pm*

Catalyst He Kauahi aims to support New Zealand filmmakers to progress their talents to the next stage and make exceptional, high end narrative short films that will ignite the flame and be the catalyst for change in their career.

  • Narrative drama and animation short films - not a documentary
  • Short films must be tonally or thematically linked to feature films and/or long-form content
  • Up to $90,000 is available for the development and production of the short film
  • An additional $10,000 will be made available for the development of the feature film/long-form project linked to the short

Find out more

UPSKILL: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Event Websites

This guide is for…

Any event creator who wants to understand the critical elements of a successful event website, so they can convert more site visitors into ticket-wielding attendees.  

You’ll learn how to:

  • Differentiate between successful and unsuccessful event websites
  • Write web copy that sells your event, without overloading attendees with information
  • Incorporate critical elements that make it easier for people to purchase tickets

Read it here

UPSKILL: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Good Instagram Captions

Writing good Instagram captions can be really hard.

Should your Instagram captions be funny? Serious? Inspirational? Should you use emojis and hashtags? And what about your call-to-action?

To help you get started and create Instagram captions that are as great as your photos, Later have put together this guide with all their top tips.

Read it here

UPSKILL: From the CBOP archives...

Digital Marketing:

The Audience Connection

What is it? The Audience Connection works alongside cultural organisations to build and engage with their audiences via integrated and effective use of digital channels. 
Why is it useful? They offer excellent online resources specific to digital marketing for the arts in New Zealand.

Check it out here

FUNDING: Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award


Awarded on behalf of the Acorn Foundation

This scholarship for $2000 has been set up to enable a young creative to undertake further study in the creative arts.

Creative Industries, Fine Art, Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Film Study Or Production, Music, Dance, Performing Arts

  • Applicants must have:
    • Received at least part of their secondary education in Tauranga or Western Bay of Plenty
    • and/or currently reside in the Tauranga or Western Bay of Plenty

Check out previous winners, and all application details here!

WIN! Jan PrestonTrio '88 Piano's I Have Known ' is showing at 16th Avenue Theatre...

and we have a double pass and a signed CD to give away to a lucky reader!

Just tag in this post who you'd take along to this rollicking good time of a show on Saturday 17 August, and you're in the draw! Winner drawn Thursday 15 August.

This will be a night of unforgettable biographical stories, paired with original songs and piano music that will have you in tears and laughter...

"The show I’m performing is called 88 PIANOS I have known with extraordinary images of pianos (yes, 88 of them!) and personal anecdotes, as well as new songs (Same Sky, Olds on the Loose) and a new killer version of a tune called Nutrocker, based on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite played in fast boogie style. I’ve been practising this a lot and my left hand is threatening to seize…....well, hopefully not until the end of the tour."

Yours in boogie, 

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CULTURE: New to the Bay Expo 2019

When: 28 September 2019 | 10am - 3pm
Where: Tauranga Boys' College, Cameron Rd, Tauranga

Newcomers and locals invited to attend the free ‘New to the Bay’ Expo 2019

The New to the Bay Expo 2019 is a free event to help locals and newcomers access services, information and activities that can support settlement and participation in the Western Bay of Plenty community. The expo will be held at Tauranga Boys College on Saturday, 28 September 2019 from 10am to 3pm. Bay of Plenty Regional Council will even get you, your family and friends there for free on any urban Bayhopper bus. Simply show your free event ticket to ride to/from the venue.
The expo will focus on showcasing services and information from a wide range of commercial, civic, regulatory, emergency, social, sporting and other community organisations active in Western Bay of Plenty.

Read the full media release here

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CULTURE: Tauranga Turban Day 2019

When: 24 August 2019, 11am - 2pm
Where: Tauranga Waterfront

Presented by: Gurudwara Sikj Sangat, Tauranga

Come and try the crown yourself!

Click here for educational resources and more information.




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CBOP NEWS: Welcoming our new chair...

We would like to say a big welcome to Suzanne McNicol as Creative Bay of Plenty's new Chairwoman. Suzanne brings extensive marketing, communications and strategy experience to the organisation. She has worked extensively in broadcast media and across several projects in New Zealands creative Industries. Suzanne is experienced in governance, revenue development and partnership marketing for the Arts and Culture and not-for-profit sectors as a founding trustee for the NZ Music Commission and through the director roles at YWCA Auckland and Auckland's indie radio station, 95bFM. Suzanne takes over from Michelle Crook.

Thank you Michelle for your leadership over the past 3 years: we can't thank you enough for your tireless commitment and efforts in leading the CBOP board and team.

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

Donna Dinsdale wins fashion design awards - SunLive
Donna Dinsdale has won the overall Award of Excellence at the MLT Hokonui Fashion Design Awards.
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Des O’Leary’s first book ‘Slice of Heaven’ - SunLive
When Des O’Leary was teaching in a South Auckland school, he became aware that books reflecting the lives of young immigrant multicultural Kiwis were scarce. He decided to help remedy this by writing one himself.
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Terminus: riding a virtual travelator - SunLive
This week I flew across a mysterious alien world on a digital travelator, passing humanoid clones and slipping down through tunnels and into orbs that gently allowed me to float on by.
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Nick Charles: virtuoso of acoustic blues - SunLive
What better way to flick away the winter blues than to spend a quiet evening listening to the deft virtuoso finger plucking of master guitarist, Nick Charles.
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Comedy fun at Rep - Te Puke Times
June saw Te Puke Repertory Theatre have its mid-winter get-together followed by entertainment from the rehearsed play reading directed by Colin Cooper.
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Dancing again after injuries - BOP Times
Tarnished Frocks and Divas has been an important part of the recovery process for two performers who have refused to allow serious accidents define their lives.
Read article

EVENTS: So many events coming up! See for yourself...

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WORKSHOPS: No more excuses. The opportunities are there. Grab them!

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We have also set up an Instagram page dedicated to showcasing the thriving arts and cultural scene in our region. There is so much going on! Follow the account to keep informed on up-coming events, exhibitions, artist profiles, theatre performances, auditions, workshops and more.

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