Now is the time ! The Incubator Creative Hub  need your voices.

The Long term Plan at Tauranga City Council is open for public submissions now for the 2021-31 planning.

We ask you to help support the Incubator to drive  the development of Arts & Culture in Tauranga Moana.

Submissions close on 7th June.

A vibrant and diverse destination where audience, creatives, community arts groups meet to practice, celebrate, showcase and experience art and culture.

The Incubator weaves the arts into the fabric of our city by generating opportunities for participation, knowledge and education while demonstrating the importance of arts practice in everyday life.

We are a tangible example of the positive power that artists and art organisations can contribute to community connectedness, human well-being and belonging.

We deliver an exhaustive program of events to empower artists and community to engage in cultural projects and activities.

We champion the arts on and behalf of our arts community Telling OUR stories through art. 

What is this all about?  


Since 2013 the incubator Creative Hub has been committed to building an inclusive and vibrant grassroots arts Movement for Tauranga Moana.  

 Arts and Culture is an non negotiable ingredient for a healthy city.
Creatives and Art organisations can contribute to community connectedness, human well-being, belonging and boosting our economy.
Let's level the playing field around access and investment to Arts and Culture for everyone.

Submissions are now closed. 

A HUGE THANK YOU! to everyone who took the time to fill in the form in support of The Incubator Creative Hub - you all rock!

​Your submission will go directly to the Tauranga City Council LTP submissions team and to the Incubator Creative Hub. 

Given that written submissions may contain personal information within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1993 please understand that by taking part in this public submission process, you agree to any personal information (including names and contact details) in your submission will be made available to the public as part of the  official TCC consultation and decision-making process.
All information collected will be held by Tauranga City Council, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga.

Submitters have the right to access and correct personal information.

Visit the Tauranga City council website to read more about the general LTP process and to submit to other city issues here


They want to hear about the

good stuff too!

Why now?


The stars are aligned with the LTP creating this opportunity to get some stuff happening

There is a newly created Arts & Culture role in Tauranga City Council to oversee and support the Arts & Culture sector in Tauranga Moana 

Our vision dovetails nicely into the new strategy for the Historic Village – where we  align with many of the priorities that the community valued for its future.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the Incubator to contribute to the transformation of the Historic Village into a successful community Arts & Culture destination.  

Our Plans include

The development of:

The Tauranga Community Pottery and Ceramic Hub - A game changer for our region

The Village Community Cinema. -A vibrant accessible and affordable hub for celebrating and incubating showcasing local film makers, community groups, actors and enhancement of the Village

Social Fabric - Transformative community Fashion Hub

Development of a  biennial  sculpture trail event  telling the stories of Tauranga Moana .

To elevate Toi Māori within this region through diverse programmes , projects and events.

To represent the ethnic cultures diversity accessibility and connectness

Here are some inspirational community arts organisations. Click on the logos to be inspired!