Nathan Joe is not anyone's victim. He eloquently and openly explains how the loss of funding impacts his role as Auckland Pride Creative Director and how he still has hope for the future.
The creative community is under the microscope with major questions raised, key steps underway to help artists get a leg up, big winners and a major departure in the Lowdown.
One of the creative community’s most passionate hauora advocates doesn’t hold back, in a raw and confronting description of why urgent attention is needed.
Art in the City is bringing people back into the city - we talk to some of the artists to find out what the revitalisation after COVID means to them as creatives.
Do what you Doodle well - what to learn from the artist who turned himself - and his home - into a signature brand worth millions.
Artists are taking advantage of their moment in the spotlight to bring important issues to the fore - see what the latest creative success stories have to say in this week's arts news bulletin.
After surviving the pandemic, many creatives are now wondering whether the current CNZ funding model will be what finishes them off.
Whangārei Fringe performer Stephen Bain takes poetic license with his advice to his 22-year-old self.
Sefton Rani is keeping it real - the Toipoto visual artist shares his words of wisdom on what he's learned while turning his passion into his career.
Over $185,000 in prizes, showmanship, high profile cameos and breathtaking designs - The World of WearableArt Award show didn't disappoint. Find out which New Zealanders led the charge.
A bright, epic beacon of creativity finally re-emerges but there are still many other funding and support issues the sector needs to address in this week's Lowdown.
Everyone loses when creativity isn't funded - but what are the consequences at grassroots level, where future stars are born? We follow up on the creative community's hottest issue.