Welcome back, and a Happy New Year!
Welcome, Bay of Plenty, to 2019! We're kicking the year off with a plethora of creative opportunities - check them out below!
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OPPORTUNITY: Chorus Cabinet Art Project - Artist Call-Out!
The moment you've been waiting for - it's time to enter your concept for this year's Chorus Cabinet Art Project.
Creative Bay Of Plenty is thrilled to announce our collaboration with Keep New Zealand Beautiful, The Breeze Tauranga and Chorus, bringing you another round of the Chorus Cabinet Art Project.
This year's theme is: I Raro I Te Moana - Under The Sea
Help paint our city beautiful: submit your creative concept by 5pm, Friday 25 January and your art could be immortalised on one of Tauranga's electrical Chorus boxes.
Click here for artist criteria and registration forms.
OPPORTUNITY: Trustpower Photographic Competition - Deadline this Thursday
Submissions for the Trustpower Photographic Competition close this Thursday 10th January at midnight.
Make sure you don't miss out on this phenomenal opportunity: there are $10,000 in cash prizes to be won, as well as the fantastic exposure of having your winning photo showcased in the 2019 Trustpower Photographic Exhibition.
This year's theme is: Finding Beauty
For more information, and to enter, click here.
WORKSHOP: Sustainable Funding Workshop - Exult
When: 9:30am - 4:00pm, 31st January
Where: Tauranga Coastguard - 72 Keith Allen Dr, Sulphur Pt, Tauranga
Cost: $50 - $120
Sustainable Funding is a full-day workshop that helps organisations develop a sustainable funding plan. The workshop is packed with practical ideas that can be easily implemented and it is designed to help organisations develop opportunities that are ‘best fit’ for them.
In this workshop you will discover:
- The essential first step in creating a Sustainable Funding Plan. Have you laid the right foundations and why is it important that you do?
- The 7 Key Income Streams for Non-Profit Organisations. Are you properly aware of your opportunities and are you making the most of them?
- The difference between donations, sponsorship and grants. Are you approaching each one in the right way, and if not, how can you do it differently?
- Why traditional fundraising activities are still an important part of the mix and how to make them worth your while.
- Why it’s the same people doing all the work and how you can get more people involved in your fundraising efforts. What is stopping people from helping out?
- How to increase your income by doing what you already do, but by doing it better. What are the simple tweaks you can make for the biggest impact?
- How to develop a sustainable funding plan so you can stop scrambling for cash.
You will have the chance to explore fundraising through donations, sponsorship, grants, contracts, membership, social enterprise and traditional fundraising events
Exult guarantees you will leave with a whole host of things you can’t wait to get started on.
WORKSHOP: Mount Wildheart Art Classes - January/February 2019
When: Various dates over Jan/Feb - see website below for specific dates
Where: Arataki Community Centre - Mt Maunganui
Inspirational creative space to EXPRESS your individuality - CREATE and discover in your own unique way - ENJOY the wonder, magic and possibilities of art.
Holding a Diploma in Fine Art, Jacqui of Mount Wildheart Art has seen her work displayed in homes and exhibitions throughout the country. Jacqui has a Diploma of Teaching, and has taught in Wellington and been involved in art projects and murals in schools on the Kapiti Coast. Jacqui aims to continue to provide the unique Art Expression experience that was established on the Kapiti Coast at MOUNT WILDHEART.
Find out more about art classes for kids, teens & adults.
UPSKILL: The Best Time to Post on Instagram in 2019 - Later.com
Later analyzed 12 million Instagram posts and found that the best time to post on Instagram is between 9am-11am EST.
But is that the best time to post on Instagram for your business?
Every Instagram account has a unique audience, with followers located in different time zones, so it’s important to find your personalized best time to post on Instagram.
Scheduling your Instagram posts for optimized times is proven to help you reach more followers and get more engagement on your posts.
Here’s how to find your best time to post on Instagram, plus Later breaks down the best times for each day of the week.
EVENT: Cult Cinema Club - The Endless Summer
When: Saturday 12th January
Where: Village Cinema, The Historic Village, Seventeenth Ave, Tauranga
Make your way to the beautiful Historic Village this Saturday for Cult Cinema Club's first event for their 2019 Season Four with the iconic surf cult classic doco, 'The Endless Summer'!
1964, filmmaker Bruce Brown decided to follow two surfers around the world in search of a perfect wave. On a budget of $50,000, with a 16mm camera, he captured the essence, the adventure, and the art of surfing in this iconic cult classic documentary, where they travel to Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii and California.
Event kicks off from 5.30pm with delicious food and tasty beverages and the smooth and silky live sounds of Ash Laforteza!
Film commences inside the Village Cinema from 7.30pm.
Rated G (1hr 35 min)
EVENT: Alice In Wonderland - 16th Ave Theatre
When: 15th - 20th January 2019
Where: 16th Ave Theatre, Tauranga
This is your classic Alice In Wonderland story with a twist! All your favourite characters are here and are as mad and bubbly as ever. The wicked Knave wants to rule wonderland but our hero Alice and her friends will do anything to stop her! Join in on the fun, boo the villains and cheer the heroes as 16th Ave Theatre takes you on an adventure through Wonderland!
By Tom Whalley. Directed by Jonty Climo and Liam Hagan.
EVENT: The Little Mermaid Jr - Tauranga Musical Theatre
When: 18th Jan - 26th Jan
Where: Westside Theatre, 114 Seventeenth Ave, Tauranga
Journey 'Under the Sea' with Ariel & her aquatic friends these school holidays with Tauranga Musical Theatre's youth production of Disney's The Little Mermaid Junior.
Adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture, with music from the enormously popular Academy Award winning score. Based on the delightfully charming book by Hans Christian Andersen, this story is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.
A fun school holiday activity for all ages!
READ ALL ABOUT IT: Local Arts & Culture Stories Making Headlines This Week
Toto arrives in NZ ahead of Tauranga show - SunLive
One of the world’s most famous rock bands arrived to a powhiri at Tauranga Airport this morning.
Entries to photographic comp drawing to a close - SunLive
With entries set to close at midnight this Thursday it’s anyone’s guess who will win this year’s Trustpower Photographic Exhibition and get their share of the $10,000 in cash prizes.
Celebrating Tauranga Sikhs - SunLive
A celebration of colour, culture and inclusivity took place on Saturday during the Tauranga Sikh Parade.
Bay Dreams a success despite hurdles - SunLive
The Bay of Plenty’s biggest musical festival has come to a close for another year.
Thousands flock to Tauranga's big weekend of events - BOP Times
Tauranga residents and holidaymakers made the most of a great weekend of sport, cultural and musical events across the city.
EVENTS: So many events coming up. See For Yourself...
WORKSHOPS: No more excuses. The opportunities are there. Grab them!
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