Calling all performing artists in the Mercury Bay region

Calling all performing artists in the Mercury Bay region

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Calling all performing artists in the Mercury Bay region

On 7th February 2021, Creative Mercury Bay is hosting Whitianga’s first busking festival, Whiti Fest!

 


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First ever busking festival in Whitianga

Held in 5 locations in the Whitianga Town centre, Whiti Fest will turn the sidewalks into stages with explosions of local performing arts talent.

Creative Mercury Bay are looking for performing artists to participate in Whiti Fest. Here’s the lowdown:

  • You will be paid for your performance
  • You can also put out a hat to collect koha/sell your merchandise
  • They'll promo you in the lead up to the event
  • You can contribute any type of performance-based act e.g. mime, dance, comedy, music, theatre, acrobatics, puppetry, magic, spoken word poetry etc.

Kick off 2021 with a bang

This is a unique opportunity to get your craft out in front of thousands of people during a busy long weekend in Whitianga, meet others in the Mercury Bay region who are also performing artists, and be part of a fun community-led arts event, which we hope will turn into a bigger, annual event.

Please register your interest here.

Registrations close: Monday 11 January 2021, 5pm.

About Creative Mercury Bay

Creative Mercury Bay​, also known as CMB, is a Whitianga-based charitable arts trust formed in 2012 to meet the growing need for performing arts events, workshops and infrastructure in the Mercury Bay area.

Their core purpose is to develop and nurture enjoyment, participation and education in the performing arts and contribute towards building a sustainable performing arts infrastructure in our community. They do this through the facilitation of an annual programme of performing arts events; a combination of producing our own events and booking touring events to perform in Mercury Bay. They think it's important that our remote region gets to enjoy good quality performing arts, without having to travel to the big city centres.

The team is made up of three trustees, two sub-committee members, three professional advisors and four patrons, who all volunteer their time and skills to Creative Mercury Bay. The Trust also employs a part time Events Administrator, a part-time Marketing Coordinator, plus various arts contractors to help us stage events throughout the year. The Trust is a strong advocates for the role the performing arts play in being powerful weavers of community connection, generating a sense of belonging, and producing community vibrancy. 

Proudly supported by

Thanks to the local community and businesses supporting Creative Mercury Bay with this event including:

  • All About Whitianga - see yourself here
  • Thames-Coromandel District Creative Communities NZ
  • Pub Charity Ltd
  • Mercury Bay Business Association
  • The Mercury Bay Informer
  • The Coromandel - good for your soul
  • CFM Coromandel
  • Thames Coromandel District Council. 

Need more information about Whiti Fest?

Contact Creative Mercury Bay or see the event details using the related links below. 

Related Links

Creative Mercury Bay

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