The people behind Creative Coromandel

Creative Coromandel - He Mana Toi Moehau Trust – (originally named the Coromandel Arts and Creative Industries Advisory Board) - is a group formed in 2016 by the Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC). 


The group was borne from consultation with The Coromandel arts sector, working to deliver a unified approach to promotion, advocacy and representation of the arts across the District. 


He Mana Toi Moehau Trust is made up of representatives from Thames, Tairua-Pauanui, Mercury Bay, Whangamata and Northern Coromandel. The Trust also includes representatives from Tangata Whenua, the Hauraki Maori Trust Board and TCDC. A sound foundation of cross-sector arts knowledge and experience exists within the Creative Coromandel team. 


Meet the Team here


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. 


Ma te tika, ma te pono, me te aroha

In righteousness, in truth, in love



Creative Coromandel Helping You 


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


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


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


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.


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