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Be part of a vibrant creative ecosystem
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The Incubator Creative Hub is a thriving Arts Precinct within the Historic Village Tauranga.


About the Incubator
A collective supportive environment, and platform for exhibitions and performances of independent art, music, and theatre.
The Incubator works on a D.I.T philosophy (Do It Together) This applies to anyone using the spaces - We are big on collaboration and connection !
We are a charitable trust – a not for profit organisation. We have a huge volunteer army and the studio contributions go towards the overheads of our facilities.

Our vision

To showcase and celebrate the working life of creatives, artisans and makers making the Historic Village an attraction for visitors to the Village to visit and interact with . It delivers a fresh approach around artists in their studios/artist residencies and retail opportunities and and offers  authentic pathways for creatives to follow in the next step in their business careers. A visit to the Incubator Creative Hub will find the studio spaces full and humming with an eclectic activity showing people  working and is open to every and all creative  forms - fine art, cuisine ,design, fashion, sculpture, writing, poetry, composing, pottery, crafts etc. The Incubator offers this unique opportunity to connect artists with their audience contributing to a wider arts movement. This means minimal financial risk and ensures all participants have skin in the game.

Residents by default are part of a progressive and positive Arts and Culture  movement and willingly contribute to collaborations and Community outcomes and cross-pollinating with each other.

Studio details:
There are studio spaces/retail/office type spaces  in our hub lending it perfectly for collaboration between residents and the community.
Studios can be applied for and tailored to the residents themselves, depending on their distinct practice.

Studios are applied for and accepted on a case by case basis at The Incubator’s discretion.

Kaupapa :
Our artists are part of a wider arts movement with a shared vision to enrich our city and village with creativity and positive attitudes.
Artists in the studios residencies are committed to contributing to energy exchange with community.
This can include interactive activities ,engagement with youth ,mentoring others, working together on participatory arts activities, collaborating and supporting each other. 

The Criteria:

  • Studio creatives must be committed working artisans /creatives and artists.  This does not include office space or healing  practises.
    These spaces are professional point of retail spaces that are open to the public . You must be committed and available to be present at least 3-4 days per week, prepared to work on a roster amongst the other tenants for weekends and prepared to diarise and be rostered on  significant events such as flagship Village events ( eg. Waitangi Day, Jazz Village, Multi Cultural Festival, Tauranga Fringe Festival.)

  • Studio residents are expected to participate in and/or develop an/or deliver at least one collaborative event/project
    per year – These can be exciting collaborative projects with a fellow resident artists or team. 

  • We do have an expectation that as a community you will be willing to contribute voluntarily to at least one community event where your skills and knowledge can contribute to great community inclusion and outcomes. 

  • Studio creatives must be willing to support other artists, including attending exhibition launches, helping out with events such as arts projects and music performances to support local artists. Just as we would support you!

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