About this portfolio
The Creative Strategy outlines our priorities for arts and culture over the next three years, it also includes background information on how the strategy was formulated which may be of interest to local groups and individuals. Presented to Council mid October 2015, community consultation has now taken place and the output is being assessed and incorporated into the strategy where suitable. You can download or read the strategy by clicking Creative Strategy
Other work completed or underway includes the following:
- Creative Strategy was written and approved in consultation with the community to provide a strategic focus for the three practice areas of Performing Arts, Visual Arts and the Creative Industries.
- Rotorua Museum experiences a 30 percent increase in local patronage.
- Children’s Art House opens Easter 2016.
Portfolio Lead Councillor - Cr Karen Hunt, assisted by Cr Trevor Maxwell
Current Steering Group
The Creative Steering Group says creativity needs the right conditions to flourish. The creative portfolio has overseen research into what these conditions are in our unique circumstances, and have been working to ensure they are maximised. Creativity has potential to contribute to Rotorua’s current industries - through innovation and value added design; to further contribute to cultural tourism; and to promote heritage, culture and NZ art and design. Creativity has the potential to enrich the lives of all those involved in its conception, creation and appreciation. Culture grows from and alongside society. Art and culture can include performing and visual arts, literature, film, new media, architecture, as well as festival and community events. Anything created for or by a particular community is important to us. We support the cultural life of the local area in several ways.
| Bobby Howard||Tawhanga Nopera|| Chanz Mikaere|| Colleen Mullin|| Debra Laraman|
| Jill Walker|| Mary-Beth Acres|| Michael Staite|| |||
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