Everyone tackles creativity differently. Some areas are like second nature, while there are elements of the job where we need someone else's expertise. The Big Idea's Professional Service Directory is here to connect you with experts in a range of fields that work with artists and creatives.

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Accounting Services


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Johnston Associates Chartered Accountants

Johnston Associates Chartered Accountants Limited (JACAL) is an independent organisation committed to providing you with the best quality professional service to meet all your accounting and business requirements. Our practice is focussed on offering clients integrated business solutions to ensure they have a business structure that best suits their needs.

Art Business

AS Good NZ

Creative business coach/mentor for emerging and/or established art practice.

From my clients/artists: ‘My creative aspirations …. embedding a business sensibility to my practice.  Sharing her knowledge and experiences and has helped me develop and grow my art as a business; Her action-focused yet understanding approach’

What are your creative practice (business) goals?

How can we help you?

Lightbox Projects - Creative Management

Lightbox Projects is an Auckland-based creative management company led by experienced arts administrator and Project Manager, Renée Tanner. Drawing on over 25 years of experience in the creative sector, Renée is acutely aware that artists and creative organisations need support in advising, designing and implementing projects, leaving them to focus on what they do best – create! 

Art Production


50 years in the imaging industry, offering everything from photographic and fine art printing to retouching, mounting & framing. For the traditionalists, we also offer film scanning and film processing. Check out our many services online or better still, drop in or give us a call. 

Film Processing:

We use the very best dip-and-dunk photo processing for transparency (E6),  colour negative (C-41) and black & white film.

Audio Production

Bsound Ltd

Specialising in helping artists and organisations achieve their creative vision, removing technical barriers, and providing a deep sonic experience for the audience.

Areas of expertise include installations, sound system design, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, restoration, live events, surround and immersive audio.

The Sound Room

Est. in 2003, The Sound Room is run by Tom Fox & Marshall Smith who write high quality music and sound design for film, TV, games, theatre, artists and bands all over the world – based in Auckland, New Zealand.

They have scored 13+ feature films, 70+ documentaries, TV series, short films & animation, 100+ TVC’s along with music for games, theatre, cabaret, museums, events and album production.


Creative Content


30+ years experience in creating content of all shapes & sizes; written, visual, digital. From branding to storytelling to social media, we work with you to enhance your product.

From world cups to budding sport stars we have over 20 years’ experience telling stories of all shapes and sizes.

We love to tell stories. Your stories, in as many different ways as you can imagine.


Picky is the newest stock and mock image marketplace for fussy NZ creators. Local content, royalty-free and easy to use. 

Picky features thousands of premium, high quality images from contributing photographers all over Aotearoa. RAW image files, mockup image templates, simple licensing structures and partnership deals. 

Picky is here to offer a different lens on the face of New Zealand in marketing, branding, social and more. 

All while supporting a diverse, multicultural community of content creators. 




Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things is an exhibition space for local New Zealand artists, illustrators, photographers, all kinds of beautiful creative people showing and selling their work. Anyone can submit art for consideration, whether experienced or just getting started. We can offer support and technical advice to artists as needed.

Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga | Hastings City Art Gallery

Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga Hastings City Art Gallery is the home of contemporary art in Hawke’s Bay, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Located in the heart of Civic Square in Hastings-Heretaunga, we work with artists and our communities to grow creativity within the region, and to explore the role of arts and culture in the world we live in. The Gallery, which opened in the 1980s, presents a lively programme of local, national, and international contemporary art.



All About The Mailchimpin’ - Tanker Creative

Need a template, newsletter campaign, landing page, automated email or more?

Tanker creates responsive, easily editable drag-and-drop Mailchimp templates, produces newsletter campaigns, automated email series and landing pages.

In 2012 we were Australasia’s first official Mailchimp Experts—we also have our Foundation Certification covering all aspects of Mailchimp functionality.



Picky is the newest stock and mock image marketplace for fussy NZ creators. Thousands of local images are available from nearly 60 photographers nationwide. They're royalty-free and easy to use. 

Picky aims to connects businesses, advertisers and marketers with local photographers. Bringing greater authenticity and diversity to imagery Aotearoa-wide. 

Konstant Imagery

Dina Nicolaides is a freelance photographer that tells visual stories of artisans at work. 

Capturing high quality images that give your websites and social media the edge, differentiating your photos in a highly competitive way.

As an artist herself she understands that we all have a process in optimising pieces of art, ones that our customers want to connect with.  

Let’s capture your profile imagery, creative process, artworks or exhibition. 

PR Agencies

Purple Sherbet

Putting a digital lens on traditional PR

Purple Sherbet PR is a New Zealand owned digital-PR agency with clients nationwide and offices in Auckland and Christchurch.

We measure our success by the metrics that matter most to our clients. Whilst still offering traditional PR services, we’ve taken it a step further.

At the heart of what we offer is storytelling but conveyed through a digital lens. PR, social media and SEO shouldn’t work in silos, so we’ve broken down the barriers.


The Online Printer - We love print

Quality printing for creative people for a great price! Archival art prints, Riso, calendars, stickers, brochures, books, posters, CDs... 100% kiwi company. We send nationwide.

We're not a traditional printer, while we have been printing for about 13 years now, we have only used the latest modern digital printers and presses.  We love the efficiency that online technology can provide and after years of trying to provide top quality digital printing at the lowest prices possible, we finally think we have touched on something to our liking.


Fundraising Talent Recruitment

Fundraising Talent Recruitment operates exclusively in the NFP sector assisting charities and arts organisations to find professional, specialist fundraising staff.

Established by Tilda Bostwick in 2020, the name Fundraising Talent was chosen to honour the talented and dedicated fundraisers working in our community. 

Tourism Talent

We are experienced tourism and business events professionals focused on connecting great businesses with outstanding people.

We are passionate about changing the way our industry recruits and develops talent.  We are experienced tourism and business events professionals focused on connecting great businesses with outstanding people.

Our commitment to the industry and clients


Ockham Collective

The Ockham Collective is a registered charitable trust based in Auckland, New Zealand. Its kaupapa is to support lifelong creativity and education. Our support is direct: we offer beautiful, purpose-built spaces to like-minded individuals and groups who want to share their knowledge and ideas with our city.

Social Media

Time To Get Social - Tanker Creative

Organisations operating today need major horse-power when they head onto the social media highway.

To inspire and engage their audience requires strategic direction coupled with eye-catching creative. Combining passion and experience in brand development and design along with a love of statistics, logic and strategic direction, Tanker are naturals when it comes to integrating creative solutions with strategy and marketing for business.

Strategists / Consultants

Voyager Advisory

We supply expertise to strengthen Aotearoa's for-purpose, creative and arts sectors so you can optimise your mahi, deliver your purpose and serve your communities.

Voyager Advisory works with a team of industry experts to provide a holistic and one-stop-shop service.

Drawing upon real-life insights and decades of experience at the coal face, Voyager Advisory NZ works with sole practitioners and leaders of small to medium-size creative businesses who believe they need help to shape their future.

Lightbox Projects - Creative Management

Lightbox Projects is an Auckland-based creative management company led by experienced arts administrator and Project Manager, Renée Tanner. Drawing on over 25 years of experience in the creative sector, Renée is acutely aware that artists and creative organisations need support in advising, designing and implementing projects, leaving them to focus on what they do best – create! 

Emil McAvoy

Emil is an experienced, independent consultant and mentor for selected artists, both emerging and established. Ambitious and goal-oriented both for himself and others, he works hard to support artists to achieve the results they seek, and build rewarding, sustainable long term careers. He is confident advising on work in all visual art media, alongside art writing, curation, film, design, projects and events.


Toitoi Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre aims to be the most vibrant and significant arts, culture and events facility in New Zealand. With a broad range of venues, from a grand theatre to modern function spaces and a heritage ballroom, there truly is something for everyone at this spectacular facility in the heart of Hastings city.

Web Design

Getting You Online and Looking Fine - Tanker Creative

Wired Magazine famously decreed in 2010 that the web was dead and apps were taking over the online universe.

Not so, Tanker says. Websites should still be the most important and integral part of your online strategy, the place that people go to check out your organisation and make decisions on whether you’re a match made in business heaven.

Whether its a basic brochure-style site or something a little more complex in the bells-and-whistles department it’s worth a chat with the Tanks.