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New Tool To Help Creatives With Copyright
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New Tool To Help Creatives With Copyright

Staggering stats on how little NZ creatives know about their rights when it comes to their mahi has prompted a new online service to demystify the process.

Culture Crisis – Can NZ’s Museums Be Saved?
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Culture Crisis – Can NZ’s Museums Be Saved?

Surfacing reports on the dire future for Aotearoa's cultural institutions only scratch the surface - Andrew Wood digs deeper to find the crux of the issue and questions where the solutions are.

Government Censorship - Should NZ Creatives Be Worried?
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Government Censorship - Should NZ Creatives Be Worried?

Interference and inference from the highest offices in the land are once again starting to blight the arts internationally - Andrew Wood looks at whether this is on the cards in Aotearoa.

Inside The Looming Changes For Govett-Brewster/Len Lye Centre
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Inside The Looming Changes For Govett-Brewster/Len Lye Centre

After the uproar over the restructure at City Gallery Wellington, some in the creative community are concerned about what a Council-driven "transformation" could mean for another cultural cornerstone - Andrew Wood digs deeper.

Opinion - Predicting Arts & Culture Landscape Under National/ACT
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Opinion - Predicting Arts & Culture Landscape Under National/ACT

While we wait for the new government to take shape - and find out who will take up the Arts, Culture & Heritage portfolio - Andrew Wood sifts through what we know about the likely coalition partner's creative priorities (or lack thereof).

Massive Blow To Youth Theatre
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Massive Blow To Youth Theatre

“With this closure, we are no longer served by a nationally focused company specifically charged with telling stories of this place and her people to the young" - Strong reactions to the shock end to a 25-year creative institution that could have big ramifications.

What Is The "Creative Economy"?
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What Is The "Creative Economy"?

It's a term that gets bandied around by politicians, advocacy groups and organisations - but what does it actually mean? Andrew Wood deep dives to give it perspective and looks at where the "creative economy" is failing creatives.

Opinion: Why CNZ's Auckland Flooding Censure Matters
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Opinion: Why CNZ's Auckland Flooding Censure Matters

It's been the talk of the creative community this week - but what does CNZ senior management's "significant failings" mean to those it looks to serve? Andrew Wood gives his thoughts.

Major Art Residency Falling Under The Radar
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Major Art Residency Falling Under The Radar

Shannon Novak's Make Visible project puts the spotlight on LGBTQI+ communities in Taranaki - but what's being done to make it more visible? Andrew Wood investigates.

Opinion: Exploitation Of Artists Not Over
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Opinion: Exploitation Of Artists Not Over

The official stripping of James Wallace's knighthood was a necessary step - But Andrew Wood writes, don’t for a moment think this is the only example of exploitation and predation in NZ’s creative system.

Analysis: What Budget 2023 Means For The Arts
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Analysis: What Budget 2023 Means For The Arts

What carrots have been dangled in front of the creative community in an election year? Andrew Wood explores what's mentioned - and left out - of this year's Government budget, with reaction from the winners and (potential) losers.

Class Of '79 - Were Aspiring Art Students Wrongly "Crushed"?
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Class Of '79 - Were Aspiring Art Students Wrongly "Crushed"?

Heating up a 40 year-old cold case - was the Fine Arts University Entrance process flawed? The Big Idea discovers that information is literally more closely guarded than war secrets.