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.
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.
Tāmaki Makaurau is "on the precipice of uncertainty" - We speak to some of the city's creative leaders to find out the real impact of the proposed funding cuts and what needs to happen to change it.
Respected Māori choreographer and creative thought-leader Jack Gray loves kapa haka - but explains why he thinks it's time some critical thinking was applied to Te Matatini.
Comedian James Nokise is skilled at using jokes to tackle uncomfortable issues - he explains to The Big Idea the art of the right way to do it.
Seasoned creative leader Philip Clarke states our lens on culture and value needs to change - and how the passing of the Queen helped sparked this conversation.
Much has been said of Jacinda Ardern's success & failures in the Prime Minister's role - but Andrew Wood gives his personal thoughts on what's been achieved in the Arts, Culture & Heritage portfolio.
Policy-makers and arts organisations must consider how to encourage next-generation philanthropy, writes an internationally acclaimed Artistic Director.
Nestled between December's public holidays is a date of huge significance to NZ and Samoa. Pacific creative powerhouse Andy Leleisi’uao is calling for the Sky Tower to help shine a light on it.
Andrew Wood casts his eye over the year that's been - and shoots from both the lip and the hip with his opinion on this year's highlights and lowlights.
How late is too late to chase your creative dreams? An ex-pat New Zealander talks us through making the leap of faith to make hers a reality.
To spotlight Music Therapy week, a reluctant vocalist with Parkinson's disease explains the impact joining a choir has had on his personal wellbeing and happiness.