About Us


Our vision: Creative expression is a taonga weaving through all aspects of our communities.


Our mission: To enrich the vibrancy and wellbeing of our communities through fostering creativity and the arts.


Our Story

The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful region filled with pockets of stunning scenery, wild terrain and an abundance of talented creatives offering unique performing and visual arts experiences.

In 2015, driven by the Thames-Coromandel arts sector, a District-wide arts strategy was created through consultation with artists, art leaders and arts groups to develop, promote and sustain local artists and arts activities. In 2016 the Arts & Creative Industries Strategy was adopted by TCDC and an Advisory Board represented by all five communities was formed to implement it.

The Advisory Board became the He Mana Toi Moehau Trust, commonly known as Creative Coromandel, an independent charitable trust, made up of visual artists, performing artists and arts leaders from the region.

Our Board of Trustees and sub committees are all arts & community passionate volunteers committed to advocating for and championing the arts in the Thames-Coromandel District and Hauraki rohe. Our mahi is supported by our specific projects committees, the District Arts Manager and our part time Creative Coromandel & Board of Trustees support Team.

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