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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 vast, 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 with representation from all five communities was formed to implement it.

Fast forward 5 years and this Advisory Board is now He Mana Toi Moehau Trust, commonly known as Creative Coromandel – an independent charitable trust, made up of visual artists, performing artists and arts leaders.

Our Board are all arts passionate local volunteers committed to advocating for and championing the arts in the Thames-Coromandel District and Hauraki rohe. Our mahi is supported by committee members and our part time arts coordinator, marketing, and administration team.

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