Aotearoa is again being divided by a debate that rears its head in the most volatile circumstances. So how can artists avoid having their views and their mahi dragged into the toxic mire?
Arts and Culture is set to lose $35.6m of crucial funding - unless Auckland Council is convinced otherwise by Tuesday night. Find out why every submission on the proposed budget cuts matters.
The Lowdown looks at big names wading into the Toi Hourua saga, what's on the line in the final countdown for Auckland Council budget submissions and creatives determined to make a difference.
The Festival caused a positive buzz with its impressive 2023 line up reveal, with the threat of Council Budget cuts also a hot topic of conversation at last night's launch.
Liz Skinner explains being a nobody has its advantages and can be a superpower when attending one of the biggest networking events in Aotearoa's creative calendar.
Sachie Mikawa isn't afraid to be 'weird' - she shares the advice she wishes she knew earlier on in her creative career.
After a seven month search - NZFC has landed on its new leader, who has an impressive track record in the sector.
Verity Johnson on the art of rambunctious revival and what all creative genres can learn from Auckland Arts Festival headliner Blanc de Blanc.
What matters to you when making your career choices? One writer explains why they chose a freelance life in the arts over job - and financial - stability.
Creative NZ's contentious Digital Arts Service Toi Hourua is back in conversation - as the Lowdown looks at national and local government funding issues, as well as celebrating some important creative achievements and accolades.
Want to know what the parties actually think about the state of arts and culture in Aotearoa right now? The Big Idea approached all in parliament to state their case in an election year.
Some of Aotearoa's most respected artists, creative leaders, academics and educators have come together to make sure that the arts gets on the radar in this year's election campaign.