Putting your hand out for support isn't something everyone is comfortable with - but after spending a couple of years in Aotearoa, an experienced crowdfunded creative explains that it's an eco-system that can work wonders.
Victoria University of Wellington's theatre department went from facing cuts to winning awards for its successful advocacy in 2023 - Dr James Wenley offers insight into the positive steps organisations under pressure can take.
Using the word 'talented' as praise and encouragement devalues hard work, skill and learned ability. We need to use better language, says an experienced arts educator.
Tackling 'the Summer Slide' for students is nothing new - but Read NZ CEO Juliet Blyth explains a 'whole-playground' approach to reading is having unexpected results for Aotearoa authors.
While we wait for the new government to take shape - and find out who will take up the Arts, Culture & Heritage portfolio - Andrew Wood sifts through what we know about the likely coalition partner's creative priorities (or lack thereof).
We ask a host of creative thought leaders how Aotearoa's political shift to the right could impact arts, culture and heritage - with some thought-provoking answers.
Good mental health in the arts won’t happen until we see people with lived experience enabled and included as leaders and space-makers.
Could the next big import be international festival-goers? A veteran of the festival circuit explains why now is the time to promote our uniquely Kiwi events to the world.
It's been the talk of the creative community this week - but what does CNZ senior management's "significant failings" mean to those it looks to serve? Andrew Wood gives his thoughts.
As Aotearoa celebrates Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Arts leader, performer and choreographer Jack Gray explains the crucial and powerful role Te Reo is playing in his current travels in the United States.
Convicted of indecent assault, James Wallace has been ostracised from the creative community. Now he's talking about his next 'great project' in the arts - don't let him buy his way back in.
The official stripping of James Wallace's knighthood was a necessary step - But Andrew Wood writes, don’t for a moment think this is the only example of exploitation and predation in NZ’s creative system.