Arts group Creative Coromandel takes a break as it overhauls its structure

Creative Coromandel leads the arts strategy of the Thames-Coromandel District Council. Photo / Provided

The artistic group Creative Coromandel suspends some of its operations while it restructures.

The group, which leads arts strategy for Thames-Coromandel District Council, says in a statement that it is “pressing the pause button” on some of its operations while it fine-tunes the structure of the organisation.

“Creative Coromandel, He Mana Toi Moehau Trust, is made up of volunteers, artists and people involved in artistic communities. We are delighted to welcome new people to the areas of governance and management of our operations,” said Chairman Len Salt.

“While Creative Coromandel’s strategy and focus will not change, we are taking the time to update everyone to review the governance structure to ensure strong and sustainable leadership for the future.”

The group says their channels will be a little quieter than usual and communication in some areas may be a little slower, but the mahi continues behind the scenes. In the meantime, Creative Coromandel will continue its core opportunities for artists and arts organizations, including evaluating applications for the next Creative Communities Scheme funding round which opens on September 5.

“We plan to be fully operational again shortly, grounded and invigorated, celebrating the rich creative talent and opportunity of our district, with the best parts of their program that our communities have come to know us for…

“We are acutely aware of our responsibilities to the arts community in the Coromandel and Hauraki Districts. The need to be inclusive and to achieve the goals of our council’s arts strategy, to unlock the economic potential of the arts sector and deliver what our members want to happen.”

Creative Coromandel is the central arts network for the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki rohe, providing resources and opportunities for local artists and keeping locals and visitors up to date with the latest arts news and events.

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