The Mayor didn't even mention the arts as Auckland Council's budget debate got serious. Verity Johnson explains why she reckons that's a good thing and asks are we seeing the real Wayne Brown?
A big $30K announcement that focuses on Aotearoa artists, horizons broadened for local creatives, key roles filled and digging deep for good causes - all in your weekly arts news bulletin.
Find out how to be part of The Big Idea's 2023 Matariki Guide (18 June - 30 July)
From Dames and Knights to community heroes - We break down all those from the arts and creative community who are toasting some well-deserved recognition with Aotearoa's latest honours.
From ward of the state to Honorary Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit - Fa’amoana Luafutu tells The Big Idea about his incredible journey through the arts all the way to the King's Birthday Honours List.
With so much focus on arts education and development -an important question has to be asked - are we willing to pay for good skills?
We speak to the driving force behind Funding HQ's new dedicated platform for arts and culture - with tips on how to turn your fundraising goals into a reality.
The third round of MCH's $28m Cultural Regeneration Fund has delivered big funding news for 42 organisations - including its first million-dollar recipient. We hear exclusively from some of those who got the green light.
Wondering how a 400-years-dead Englishman is relevant in Aotearoa today? Adam Fresco chats with co-directors Michael Hurst and Benjamin Henson ahead of Auckland Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s King Lear.
An arts news bulletin, fit for a King's Birthday - a bumper edition of The Lowdown to tide you over for the long weekend with the big events, the latest award-winners and reaction from the industry's major players.
Respected arts thought leader Jack Gray makes a stand for the importance of creative potential being valued above political sustainability.
Some of New Zealand's leading comedy forces explain how they managed to turn the sector's darkest times into bright beacons of opportunity - and what steps you should take to digitally dominate.
Not even keeping up with cost-of-living - the details of what creative professionals get paid is compulsory reading. All your arts news like more concerns with budget cuts, long-awaited tours, big awards and lost creative legends.
Do we have to torture ourselves to create our best work? Why there needs to be a purpose to any pain - and how to keep it under control.
Former Director of South Seas Film School, producer, writer, director, professional film reviewer, acting coach, and self-confessed movie nut, Adam Fresco with a hands-on guide to finding your inner Kubrick.
An unexpected announcement - with the Auckland Mayor revealing a 'significant softening' towards funding cuts for underfire sectors like arts and culture thanks to the public outcry.
An exciting creative opportunity contracting for the Golden Bay Community Arts Council in the inspiring and beautiful community of Mohua (Golden Bay)
Teaching children's art workshops 3 - 5 days each week in the school holidays
A rare opportunity to be part of the World Choir Games 2024 - a major international arts and cultural event hosted in Tāmaki Makaurau next July.
We are on the lookout for some amazing Front of House Managers to join our never-a-dull-moment operations team to deliver events at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, The Historic Village, and The Cargo Shed.
Sculpt Nature' is a sculpture symposium and competition which focuses on the use of natural materials and is aimed at artists interested in engaging in a conservation theme through their work.
Applications are now open for the 2023 Writers' Award. This award is proudly brought to you by Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA).
Be a part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Opening Ceremony. Volunteer as a cast member for the biggest women’s sporting event of the year.
Solutions focussed and want to learn new skills and make a difference in the arts and culture sector? If that sounds like you and you want to learn more about fundraising then read on…
Work with leaders in their scientific fields to develop content that engages people from all walks of life with scientific concepts and the natural world.
Plan, develop coordinate and deliver Mātauranga Māori programmes that explore heritage, science and art, with people as the foundation of all that we do.
Mixit creates communities of connected youth and is a respected initiative that uses the power of creativity to support young people from former refugee and migrant backgrounds - to support their core life skills, socialisation and belonging. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Mixit team.
Seeking candidates with strong community and business connections, proven governance skills and passion and enthusiasm for live Theatre.
Calling all artists: An opportunity to create temporary public art in Auckland’s city centre
Expressions of interest for the Hamilton Arts Festival Toi Ora ki Kirikiriroa 2024 are now open!
We are looking for someone with a strong interest in culture and the arts to join our small and vibrant team. This is a fulltime cover for 10 months.
This June, we’re creating for dementia. Pick a fun creative activity, register your personal profile and raise funds to help us create a dementia-friendly New Zealand.
Celebrate Matariki at Stardome
Aucklanders can enjoy a free anniversary celebration of visual culture during this year’s 20th Auckland Festival of Photography
Celebrate the Māori New Year at Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum's new exhibition, Puaka: A Star on the Rise.
Rex McGregor has won the 2023 PANZ 5-Minute Play Competition.
We are honored to announce the Top 15 Finalists of the Spring Season of the Shore Scripts’ 2023 Short Film Fund!
Image Auckland is delighted to announce the winners of 2023 Music Photography Award - Whakaahua Puoro Toa