Smart Arts is the Western Bay of Plenty sub-region’s arts strategy. It has a strong focus on the use of arts to express ourselves, our identity and our belonging, as well as to engage with other people. It seeks to use arts as a way to evolve our thinking to develop open-minded, creative and flexible approaches and solutions. Priority One has a number of lead responsibilities in the strategy, including leading implementation of the Tauranga City Centre Strategy and ensuring linkages between young innovators and the arts sector are developed. The review of this strategy is currently on hold.