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VIDEO: Stage Of Dreams
17 hours ago

VIDEO: Stage Of Dreams

WATCH: Follow the journey of one South Auckland choir as they represent their culture and collectiveness on their biggest stage - the World Choir Games.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
"Powerful, Playful, Joyous"
1 week ago

"Powerful, Playful, Joyous"

The “biggest and baddest” contemporary art puts New Zealand on the international art map - so how do you make it feel more accessible?

Author:  Leila Lois
VIDEO - Homeless: Where The Art Is
1 week ago

VIDEO - Homeless: Where The Art Is

WATCH: Would you be prepared to sacrifice everything to follow your dream? Steve Christian explains why he's happy to give up a roof over his head to pursue his artistic endeavours.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
Tips From Tem: "You've Got To Be Bold & You've Got To Cry"
1 week ago

Tips From Tem: "You've Got To Be Bold & You've Got To Cry"

Temuera Morrison has beaten a path from regional NZ to Hollywood for many others to follow - the internationally in-demand actor tells The Big Idea what any creative chasing their dream needs to hear.

Author:  Sanele Chadwick
Biggest Choral Event On The Planet Hits Auckland
2 weeks ago

Biggest Choral Event On The Planet Hits Auckland

The Olympics of Choral Singing is arriving in Aotearoa this month, set to blow minds - and perceptions - out of the water with performances that break stereotypes.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
Unbreakable Bonds - Toipoto's Last Hurrah?
3 weeks ago

Unbreakable Bonds - Toipoto's Last Hurrah?

Tears and triumphs as a career-boosting initiative comes to a close – but not without hope that it still has a future in inspiring creatives.

Author:  Chris Forster
VIDEO: Art Shines During Matariki
3 weeks ago

VIDEO: Art Shines During Matariki

WATCH: Aotearoa’s newest public holiday means more than just a long weekend. Witness how creatives play a crucial part in making Matariki a true celebration of New Zealand’s many cultures in a uniquely New Zealand way.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
"Bold, Creative & Aspirational Leadership Is Required"
4 weeks ago

"Bold, Creative & Aspirational Leadership Is Required"

After 11 years of leading and transforming one of Tāmaki Makaurau's best-known cultural institutions, Michael Frawley opens up on the state of the sector in his final days at MOTAT.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
Strong Bonds Add Depth To Emotive Aotearoa Film
4 weeks ago

Strong Bonds Add Depth To Emotive Aotearoa Film

It's payback time - but the positive type. Find out how a friendship built decades ago has played a key part in bringing star power to the Matariki-released film Ka Whawhai Tonu.

Author:  Sanele Chadwick
Dancing for Peace
4 weeks ago

Dancing for Peace

A company of displaced Ukrainian ballet dancers share their vision of peace with Aotearoa - and give a glimpse into the strength needed to shine bright in the darkest of times.

Author:  Leila Lois
"Like A Blunt Axe" - More Budget Cuts Blowback For Creatives
1 month ago

"Like A Blunt Axe" - More Budget Cuts Blowback For Creatives

After surveying the initial reaction to the Government's Budget, Andrew Wood looks at what the slashed funding to creative projects means to arts education and professional development.

Author:  Andrew Paul Wood
Cutting Edge Thinking, Endless Possibilities
1 month ago

Cutting Edge Thinking, Endless Possibilities

A year-long creative journey for a newly built collaborative community in Northland has opened a wealth of new opportunities and instilled a boosted sense of confidence.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor