About Us

Creative Mercury Bay, also 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


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