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Have Your Say - It's Worth $2K
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Have Your Say - It's Worth $2K

Help shape the future of Aotearoa's creative community with The Big Idea's Pulse Check 2024 - and you could land $2000 worth of promotion!

Lowdown: Creative Contributions Leave Lasting Legacy
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Lowdown: Creative Contributions Leave Lasting Legacy

From the passing of community icons to recognition for leading creative minds - and how your opinion could be worth $2K - your arts news bulletin keeps you on the pulse.

Powerhouse Pair Join Forces In Major Festival Roles
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Powerhouse Pair Join Forces In Major Festival Roles

Two widely admired and successful creative minds have linked up to take on key positions that will impact some of Aotearoa's marquee events.

Multi-time Finalist Finally Wins Big
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Multi-time Finalist Finally Wins Big

The $10,000 top prize at the Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards has been handed out - find out who claimed this year's awards and check out the winning works.

Key Appointment As NZIFF Rebuilds
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Key Appointment As NZIFF Rebuilds

A major change at the helm of the NZ International Film Festival - as the organisation speaks about the challenges laid at its feet with the departure of several veterans.

Lowdown: Funding Pressure & Finding Philanthropy
The Lowdown

Lowdown: Funding Pressure & Finding Philanthropy

Standing up to keep arts accessible and affordable, celebrating important wins and milestones and proactive steps for the future of creativity - all in this week's arts news bulletin.

New Forum Eager To Smash Creative Stereotypes
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New Forum Eager To Smash Creative Stereotypes

Finding ways to bring in fresh storytelling talent has sparked an initiative from Opera NZ that could be an important step in its evolution. 

Lowdown: World First For NZ Arts Organisation
The Lowdown

Lowdown: World First For NZ Arts Organisation

We go behind the new digital approach one Aotearoa creative heavyweight is taking to increase its audience, art's influence of a tumultuous Waitangi holiday and other industry news. 

Lowdown: Contenders Named For Coveted $65,000 Prize
The Lowdown

Lowdown: Contenders Named For Coveted $65,000 Prize

Heavyweights and rookies are battling each other for some of the highest honours in NZ literature, while artistic powerhouses are farewelled & creative opportunities welcomed.

NZ Artists Selected for Venice Biennale Revealed
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NZ Artists Selected for Venice Biennale Revealed

A couple of icons, several laureates, whānau connections, teacher-student links and a deceased artist - the details and reactions from the creatives invited to show their work at the most famous art show in the world.

Lowdown: Resignations, Residencies & Recognition
The Lowdown

Lowdown: Resignations, Residencies & Recognition

Departing veteran calls festival a "shadow of its former self", as well as huge international opportunities and honours announced for Aotearoa creatives in the return of your arts news bulletin for 2024.

Creative Catch-Up - Announcements You May Have Missed Over Summer
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Creative Catch-Up - Announcements You May Have Missed Over Summer

Appointments, departures, internships, awards nominations and creative collaborations have been trickling out in recent weeks - we've got some of the key features to keep you up to date.