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Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty Community Arts and Culture Strategy

The Smart Arts Strategy is currently under review.   

"See the Sparkle on the Water – then explore the beauty of the depth beneath it.

Our culture – our arts are the substance of this place. We live in a beautiful natural environment – the sparkle on the water. But it is the people and their culture that give a place its depth.

As a region and as communities within the region, we in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty place a lot of value on our arts and culture as a way to express our history and heritage, a way to express our identity.

We use arts and cultural experiences as a way to engage with each other, with other cultures, with visitors. And we use the arts as a response to defining moments in our lives, such as war or natural disasters.

The arts are a way to evolve our thinking – a way to develop openminded, creative and flexible approaches and solutions.... "

Current SmartArts Strategy (1.3mb pdf) 

Smart Arts Strategy


Last Reviewed: 11/04/2017