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The relationship between rugby and the arts is....complicated. But Andrew Wood reckons New Zealand Rugby can help our creatives - and vice versa.
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Andrew Paul Wood
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Funding feels like a lottery for so many creatives - what if it actually was one? Arts advocate, strategist and producer Elise Sterback has an outside-the-box pitch to change the funding landscape.
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Elise Sterback
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What happens when the passion runs dry in your creative passion project? Verity Johnson has tackled this issue head on with an important realisation.
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Verity Johnson
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A veteran of Aotearoa theatre is concerned - his opinion culminates in a challenge for theatre makers across the country.
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Daniel Allan
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Narrative Muse's half million dollars of funding brings with it a deserved microscope - Andrew Wood gives his thoughts on if it's delivering for NZ creatives and audiences.
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Andrew Paul Wood
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Opinions are flying over the current state of the government arts funding after CNZ's latest announcement. Leading arts writer Andrew Wood gives his list on what needs to happen next.
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Andrew Paul Wood
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One of the late Moana Jackson's peers explains the impact that he had on toi Māori and how his legacy can live on in the creative community.
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The Big Idea Editor
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A Toipoto creative explains how three decades of yearning for 'Someplace Else' created her most personal exhibition - and why the impending return of travel is so important to the arts.
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ArtSpark
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Is this artwork worth having your social media accounts suspended? One artist explains how a fundraiser has spiralled into a major headache.
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Oliver
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On International Women's Day, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni writes for The Big Idea about the current state of creative boardrooms.
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The Big Idea Editor