Soapbox

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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
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Jack Gray broke the Aotearoa arts internet over the weekend - he sets the record straight.
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Jack Gray
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Māori performer and choreographer Jack Gray has a very good reason for having such a strong view - his personal experience is one worth listening to.
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Jack Gray
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The Big Idea speaks to leading arts career mentors to get a gauge on what the creative community is crying out for during these raised alert levels.
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The Big Idea Editor
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You don’t reach crowds by trying to make them uncomfortable. Verity Johnson lifts the lid on the uneasy artistic practice.
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Verity Johnson