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Monday, 03 December 2018 10:05

What's On Newsletter 4 December 2018

STRATEGY: Arts & Culture Strategy Framework & Implementation

Follow us on Instagram @creative.bop and Instagram TV as we meet the people and organisations bringing the strategy to fruition.  


Creativity is fostered to allow creative entrepreneurs and practitioners to start and grow enterprises.

Lead agent:

Toi Ohomai - 5 Actions
- Training and affordable opportunities
- Mentoring
- Internships 
- Residencies 
- Incubators
- Tertiary Opportunities pathways
- Alumni Awards
- Scholarships
- Develop Social Innovation pathways to grow existing local talent across industries for improved social outcomes starting with Tangata Whenua.

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OPPORTUNITY: Call for Submissions - Doc Edge Festival 2019

Submissions close 15th January 2019

Doc Edge, an Academy Award qualifying festival, is New Zealand’s only and Australasia's premiere international documentary film festival held annually in Wellington & Auckland.

The 14th Doc Edge Festival will be held in Auckland 30 May - 9 June 2019 and in Wellington 13-23 June 2019.

Submissions are open until 15 January 2019 in various award categories - get your submissions in now!

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OPPORTUNITY: Spaces Available at Satellite Studios

Enquire: / Phone 571 3232

The Incubator are offering spaces in their Satellite Studios at the Historic Village.

Are you: A pop-up exhibitor? A creative that needs to get a body of work finished? A business creative with a great idea for a summer project? Do you require flexibility, but have access to networks of other creatives?

Take advantage of the busy Cruise Ship Summer Season! Cruise ship buses will be visiting the Historic Village from December to the end of February - this is fantastic exposure!

Contact Lynette for further information:

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OPPORTUNITY: Call for entries - 'Changing Threads' Fibre Art Awards 2019

Entries close 28th February 2019

The Arts Council of Nelson invites artists nation-wide to enter their textile designs into the 'Changing Threads' Fibre Art Awards 2019!

Their vision is to: 'encourage fibre and textile artists to produce creations which challenge the public perceptions of work that is traditionally associated with these media’.

These awards are open to all artists currently living in New Zealand.

The artworks must predominantly feature fibres or textiles, which may be natural, synthetic or any combination of these. The work may use any technique or mix of techniques and may be two or three dimensional. There is no limitation on the size of the work, which may be free-standing, wall mounted or suspended.

The showcase of selected entries will take place at The Refinery ArtSpace, Nelson between 22nd March - 26th April 2019

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OPPORTUNITY: Call Out for Actors - Young & Hungry Tours 2019

Young & Hungry Arts Trust is looking for four up-and-coming professional Māori actors for the 2019 Y&H Tour to secondary schools, 'I AM MĀORI.'

Directed by Nancy Brunning, I AM MĀORI showcases extracts from plays by Māori playwrights.

The programme will touch on topics such as family issues, politics and land rights, with a common thread being ordinary people doing extraordinary things to change their world, no matter who they are or their background. It is the connection to their culture that gives them great strength to fight their battles and find the hero within.

Register to audition: please send your C.V. and a separate photo to Natasha Thyne – (click link below for all info before registering)

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WORKSHOP: Fused Glass Platter Making with Jo Tricker 

When: Saturday 15th December 9:00am - 12:00pm AND Sunday 16th December 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Where: Unit 5 Oak Lane, Judea Industrial Estate, Tauranga

Come and make a fused glass platter and experience the fun of kilnformed glass! You will get to take home a rectangular platter which you have designed yourself, which you can then use for your own cheese and crackers or other gourmet delights! 

This is a kilnforming glass experience, not glassblowing, and the technique is very different. The wide variety of glass products allow for an extensive range of creativity that you will love! The class is an introduction to fused glass making and is suitable for absolute beginners or those who have experience in other glass genres and want to try fusing.  

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UPSKILL: How to Upgrade Your Event’s Instagram Profile to Drive More Sales

80% of Instagram users follow at least one business on Instagram, and 200 million users check out a brand’s profile every day. So, when they land on your event's profile, what do they see?

Your event’s profile is the anchor for your Instagram marketing. It’s a snapshot of your brand, a glimpse at your “post portfolio” and a high-level visual and textual description of who you are. Users navigate to your profile when they want to learn what your event is — or commit to attending.

Here are three Instagram profile upgrades that will turn more browsers into buyers.

UPSKILL: CreativeNZ 'Optimise Video Series 2018 - 2019'

Facebook, Instagram and Email Marketing are core tools used by most New Zealand arts organisations. But are we tracking and measuring their performance to optimise their impact?

Curated and presented by digital marketing consultant Vicki Allpress Hill from The Audience Connection, a series of short pre-recorded videos will be released on Creative New Zealand’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, one per week, across three weeks. Each video will give you:

  • An overview of five key metrics for Facebook, Instagram and Email
  • How to find and interpret the data in each platform’s reporting
  • Tips for using the data to inform activity

Add the video release dates to your calendar now!

Tuesday 27 November: 5 Instagram Metrics for NZ arts marketers
Tuesday 4 December: 5 Facebook Metrics for NZ arts marketers
Tuesday 11 December: 5 Email Metrics for NZ arts marketers

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EVENT: 'Stories of Rust' Lunch Time Tours - Tauranga Art Gallery

When: Thursday 6th & Thursday 13th December. Tours begin 12:30pm.
Where: Tauranga Art Gallery - 108 Willow St, Tauranga

Head along for a 30 minute tour of the latest exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery; Stories of Rust.

Director Karl Chitham will offer insights into the four artist installations by Stephen Ellis, Ben Pearce, Brit Bunkley and Glen Hayward.

Tour begins at 12.30pm at the Gallery entrance. Free entry, but booking required.

Please note: content will differ per tour so please feel free to attend both!

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EXHIBITION: Natalya Doudell at The Art Lounge NZ

When: 7th December 2018 - 3rd January 2019
Where: The Art Lounge NZ - 32 Devonport Rd, Tauranga

Make sure you head along to The Art Lounge to view Natalya Doudell's exhibition of "beautifully thought-provoking surrealism". You are warmly invited to meet the artist for a glass of wine at the opening on 7th December, 5:30pm onwards. 

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Are our cities too full for artists?

Collective benefit demands collective responsibility: Sophie Jerram (The Big Idea) finds spaces for artists and creative social makers in a limited and over-heated property market.

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

Stars Under The Stars back on stage this weekend - SunLive
One of Tauranga’s most iconic outdoor concerts is preparing to return to the stage in style with two of Australasia’s greatest tribute bands.
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Deck the village for the Topp Twins’ visit - SunLive
Greerton Village is gearing up for some Christmas cheer, markets, and a very special visit from two award-winning Kiwis.
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Double scholarship success - SunLive
Two Western Bay students are the first recipients of the Waitaha-A-Hei/University of Waikato Scholarships, worth $14,500 each.
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Mount’s Get Staffed ready for Faculty Rocks - SunLive
Mount Maunganui College’s Get Staffed, is gearing up to compete in a concert featuring staff from all around the country.
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Shortland Street the musical heading to Tauranga - SunLive
New Zealand’s favourite TV serial drama, Shortland Street, which has just had its musical theatre debut in Auckland, is going on tour and Tauranga is one of seven stops.
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A treat a day brings Christmas to the Bay - SunLive
Passersby will have noticed contractors hard at work in Red Square, where a giant advent calendar is being built.
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EVENTS: So many events coming up. See For Yourself...

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

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