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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
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One of the creative community's most respected voices on fair treatment of artists work says it's time to flip the switch on the sector's four-letter word.
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The Big Idea Editor
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The Minister for Arts, Culture & Heritage - in her own words - explains to The Big Idea what the Government's priorities are for the creative community in 2022 and beyond.
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The Big Idea Editor
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When you put your work or thoughts online - the threat of online trolls and cynics can be crippling. Verity Johnson gives a raw insight into how if affected her & how she finally found a way out.
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Verity Johnson
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One of only 70 registered music therapists in this country explains why gigging musicians should join the cause - and the impact it will leave on them.
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The Big Idea Editor
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A leading art educator delivers a coalface response to the new NCEA subject list - and poses some important questions for creatives and education hierarchy.
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Dagmar Dyck
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Potshots at Government investment in the arts is nothing new. The latest isn't going unchecked by Andrew Wood.
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Andrew Paul Wood