Who We Are

1 July 2018

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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Tuia Stage showcasing Coromandel’s best

Anniversary sculpture taking shape

Off the Scale

A feast of talent on show at Whitianga Music Club

ArohArt - A Labour of Love

A Thames centre celebrating and showcasing authentic Maori art is getting people talking and the owners are excited by the dicussion.

Give it a Go with Wendy

Whitianga artist Wendy Walls' love of teaching is inspiring her to share her skills and help others find their inner creative.

The Back Room

A creative haven with a difference

A Buzz of Creativity

Arts celebrated across the Peninsula

Floyd Johnston

From Kuaotunu Kid to Kick**s Creative

Tuia - Encounters 250

Te Powhiri, Te Whanganui o Hei commemoration October 2019

Artful Performance Space

Barry Brickell Memorial Stage

Jandal On The Mandel

#jandalonthemandel on the Hauraki Rail Trail

Ka Tito Au

Kupe's enthralling journey comes to Mercury Bay

Diverse Displays at BADO

Creative showcase of local art at Whangamata's Big Arts Day Out.

Handle The Jandal

First sculpture for Hauraki Rail Trail

Steampunk The Thames

Shining the light on local talent and performance art.

Auckland Youth Orchestra

May performance in Mercury Bay

Creative NZ arts funding

Coromandel artists apply for CNZ funding

New Home For Steampunk

New base for Steampunk The Thames

Showcase of Creativity

New website showcases creativity on the Coromandel.

CCS Funding Projects

Successful applicants for CCS funding announced.

Ask Where I’m Local

A visual art exhibition in Coromandel Town.

A Funding Chat

Bring your coffee to our online arts funding forum.

A Winter Visit

If you love the arts, you'll love The Coromandel this winter.

Coro Summer Fest

Everything a festival ought to be

Coromandel Muso's

Are you a muso based in The Coromandel?

Creative Spaces

The Coromandel, with many heritage buildings intact, lends itself well to adaptive reuse for the arts.

Dr Tracey Slaughter Talks

Free Short Story Talk at Waikato Museum

Funding Creativity

CCS funding applications open this month.

Hub for Creative Sector

Welcome to your Coromandel Arts & Creativity hub.

New Members Wanted

Mercury Bay Art Escape 2019 call for new artists & groups.

Open Invitation to Funding Hui

Workshop to help artists understand the grant application process

People’s Choice Award

Pam Mundell announced winner 2018 Mercury Bay Art Escape award.

Steampunk Arts Vision

A vision for arts in the community

The Back Room

A creative haven with a difference

Tuia Stage showcasing Coromandel’s best

Who We Are

He Mana Toi Moehau Trust

Street Art Festival In March

Mercury Bay Art Escape commemorate Tuia 250 Encounters with Street Art.