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Professional Services Directory

The Big Idea's collection of professional arts and creativity services is here to help connect your practice or organisation with the right tools to succeed.


Everyone tackles creativity differently. Some areas are like second nature, while there are elements of the job where we need someone else's expertise. The Big Idea's Professional Service Directory is here to connect you with experts in a range of fields that work with artists and creatives.

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Accounting Services

Naked Accounting

A socially-minded accounting agency which specialises in working with creatives, charities and SMEs — offering services from bookkeeping to CFO-level strategic advice.


Hnry takes care of all your invoicing, payments, expenses and taxes on a pay-as-you-go basis. Join the thousands of Kiwi creatives using Hnry, and never think about tax again!

Art Business

NZ Creative Enterprises

Learn how to build a profitable creative business. Receive a curated guide especially for your business needs. We help artists whether you are a start-up or a seasoned pro.

Copyright Services

Copyright Licensing New Zealand

Copyright Licensing New Zealand helps everyone who copies and shares anything from books and journals to do so legally, making creative rights work for all New Zealanders.



I'm a trained professional with experience in polishing a wide range of materials, from novels to business policies. Get in touch to find out how I can make your writing shine.

Creative Content


30+ years experience in creating content of all shapes & sizes; written, visual, digital. From branding to storytelling to social media, we work with you to enhance your product.

Creative Forums


Helping NZ's creatives find inspiration & connection. CreativeMornings host free forums in Auckland, Wellington & online, with expert speakers sharing their knowledge.

PechaKucha Auckland

Informal, vibrant events where creatives get together & share ideas, works, thoughts, missions - just about anything, really! Short talks by creators, designers & change makers.

Semi Permanent

A platform for business and creativity. Where inspiration is born, where careers are started, where innovations are launched, and where radical ideas about the future are shared.

Curatorial Services

Megan Dickinson Gallery

Megan Dickinson of MD Gallery, Whangarei provides professional in home/office collection curation solutions, art purchasing advice and hanging services in and around Northland

Digital Marketing

Kia Kaha Creative

Are you a Small Business with a great product or service but sales growth has slowed & you simply don’t have the time? We specialize in marketing, communications & growth.

Event Planners/ Producers


We specialise in designing live, hybrid & virtual experiences. We're masters of turning vision into action & ensure every detail of your event is delivered to an exacting standard.

99 Reasons

Events are about taking people on a journey. A full service event management company, we work with NZ’s leading creatives, designers, production specialists & front line staff.

Media Training


Whether you’re a natural talker or speaking is your Achilles heel, Ackermerc’s hands-on and proactive sessions are a game-changer.

Motion Graphics

Browns Collective

Browns Collective it is equally about the journey as it is about the destination. Your one stop Creative solutions studio. Live, love, feel your brand.


Andi Crown Photography

Auckland based arts photographer offering actor headshots, theatre in rehearsal/production photos & collaboration with artists on publicity/marketing imagery.

PR Agencies

Naked PR

Naked PR: Creating experiences to transform the world. To take on, shift and adapt to what you need — giving forward thinkers the tools to grow.


Creative communications agency with a client portfolio of 200+ big names, small challengers & local legends. Our philosophy: media doesn’t drive connection, creativity does.

Elephant Publicity

Part of NZ's entertainment & cultural scene for over a decade, Elephant Publicity leads the way in bespoke campaigns for arts & community events, major festivals & national tours.


Soar Arts

Consultative arts publication services. Promotional print collateral for exhibitions, events and regular communications. 

The Online Printer - We love print

Quality printing for creative people for a great price! Archival art prints, Riso, calendars, stickers, brochures, books, posters, CDs... 100% kiwi company. We send nationwide.

Professional Development

NZ Creative Enterprises

We encourage creatives to pivot new pathways and revenues. Call us to help steer your vision into the future. Check our e-classes, accelerated business coaching and mentoring.

Paragon Matter Art Services

Specialists in Artist Mentoring / Creative Business Consultancy / Art Valuations / Art Education / Art Events / Exhibitions

Social Media

Mabel Maguire

Mabel Maguire tells stories for brands — in print, online, in real life and on social media. We are experts in helping arts organisations to get their stories out in the world.

NZ Creative Enterprises

Learn the basics of using social media. Leverage your digital assets. Prepare a social media marketing campaign and promotional calendar and watch your revenue grow and flow.

Strategists / Consultants


Working with creative organisations to provide skills and understanding on how to build resilient live events and experiences in a Covid world.

NZ Creative Enterprises

The creative sector’s connection to inspirational and educational content, e-classes and screencasts. Preparation of business plans, grant and proposal writing.

Tim Walker Associates

Arts, culture, tourism. Strategic planning, organisational development & mentoring. Strategic reviews, feasibility studies & new facility, visitor experience & story development.

Voyager Advisory

Team of industry experts for a holistic, 1-stop-shop service. We analyse your needs then provide solutions-focused, fit-for-future implementation plans & the tools to deliver them.


Working with creative organisations to provide skills and understanding on how to build resilient live events and experiences in a Covid world.


Toitoi Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

Toitoi is Hawke’s Bay’s leading arts, culture & events facility. A 4th generation venue with diverse programmes, we are both a home and host for our local and national arts whānau.

The PumpHouse Theatre

An affordable performance venue on the banks of Lake Pupuke, Takapuna. We have three boutique performance spaces and a friendly team to help you get your show on stage.

The Rose Centre

An inexpensive, highly accessible, 126 seat theatre with generous foyer & meeting space/classrooms in Belmont, Auckland's North Shore. Experiment with your performance ideas here.

Web Design

Pola Designs

Hi, we’re Pola. A small web & brand design studio for passionate business owners. We’re all about providing big agency design skill and experience at an affordable price.


It’s our mission to merge your deeply held visions with thoughtful, beautiful design, to form a strong brand blueprint that will enhance customer perceptions across digital media.

Written by

The Big Idea Editor

12 Oct 2020

The Big Idea Editor