facilitating, fostering and celebrating the arts in our community

About Us

Creative Mercury Bay, known as CMB, is a Whitianga based charitable arts trust formed in 2012 to meet the growing need for arts events, workshops and infrastructure in the Mercury Bay area.


Our Vision


Mercury Bay - a whole community celebrating and fostering creativity


Our Mission


To develop and nurture enjoyment, participation and education in the arts, and to contribute towards building a sustainable arts infrastructure in our community

We do this by

  • facilitating and encouraging active participation and education in the arts
  • facilitating quality local and visiting performances and exhibitions
  • collaborating with other local community artists, local and regional arts organisations and local government to further develop arts resources and venues in the community
  • contributing to the effective communication, cooperation and collaboration between Mercury Bay arts organisations and Peninsula wide arts organisations
  • contributing to the establishment of a district arts strategy for the Coromandel Peninsula

The Trust currently consists of four trustees, seven sub-committee members, three professional advisors and our five patrons. All volunteer their time and skills to Creative Mercury Bay.


Our Supporters

CMB gratefully acknowledges the generous support we receive from our patrons and from our local and national sponsors and funders.     

This financial and in-kind support enables us to offer a diverse and high quality programme that is financially accessible to all. The generosity of our patrons, sponsors and funders also enables us to grow CMB’s capacity to support the wider development of the arts in our district.      



Diana and Toby Morcom  

Pam and Thom Dodd  

Sarah Cooper  

John and Jan Wright  

Svargo and Len Salt    



Jan Wright  

Linda Stratford  

Ernie Pitchfork

Caren Squire