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The Coromandel – Celebrating Creativity


Creative Coromandel – He Mana Toi Moehau Trust – is your go-to organisation for everything to do with the arts and creativity in the Thames Coromandel District. Our area is recognised both nationally and internationally as a regional arts hotspot. We aim to build on that reputation and unite a thriving creative community on The Coromandel.

Creative Coromandel is dedicated to enriching the Coromandel lifestyle by empowering and  nurturing artists, and fostering the arts.

We aim to give you every opportunity to participate, appreciate and celebrate all the creativity The Coromandel has to offer; be you visitor, local or tourist.


Creative Coromandel – our values:  ma te tika; ma te pono; me te aroha

Our values commitment: We endeavour to act always from a position of respect, integrity, inclusivity, arts passion, generosity of spirit and modelling best practice .


Creative Coromandel Helping You


These are some of the ways we are empowering and nurturing artists and fostering the arts.

We have big plans for the future of creativity on the Coromandel, including a Youth Arts development programme, Peninsula-wide Arts forums, increased profile for Maori art and artists, and inter-cultural arts initiatives.  Please subscribe to our Newsletter below for updates as our organisation develops.


Creative Coromandel administer, distribute and advertise relevant funding streams to Coromandel creatives.  Learn more about how your project can access funding here.


Creative Coromandel have developed a central digital destination for the Coromandel creative sector.  Read all about how it works here.


Image credit: Chris Charteris “Nga Tipa”

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