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Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai ki Toi o Taupo. Welcome to Creative Taupo.
E nga reo, e nga mana, nga mataawaka o te motu, nga karanga maha puta noa i te Ao, e mihi ana ki te whenua e tangi ana ki nga tangata, ko rongo te po ko rongo te ao. Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai ki Toi o Taupo. Ki te whei ao ki te ao Marama, hui e taiki e!
To the orators, the authorities, the faces of the many canoes of this land, and the peoples of the world, greetings to the earth and special reminiscences to our ancestors. Welcome, welcome, welcome to Creative Taupo. Into the world of light, it is done!
Creative Taupo supports the idea that everyone in the community has the right to participate in artistic and cultural activities.
Creative Taupo assists in providing equal access for everyone in the community to the resources, advice, support and finance needed to enable their artistic and cultural expressions to become a reality. Creative Taupo can determine its own priorities, objectives and processes in arts and cultural development.
Creative Taupo receives funding from Taupo District Council and Creative New Zealand which is allocated, according to guidelines, to groups and individuals who apply in funding rounds during February and August.
Creative Taupo is a voluntary organisation with 10 members who are elected at the annual general meeting. The Taupo District Council also appoints three members.
Statement of Purpose
Arts and culture are essential to the health and well-being of society. Like any essential service they should be available to all people, regardless of circumstance, income or race.