Soapbox

Story
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.
Author: 
The Big Idea Editor
Story
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.
Author: 
Andrew Paul Wood
Story
Policy-makers and arts organisations must consider how to encourage next-generation philanthropy, writes an internationally acclaimed Artistic Director.
Author: 
ArtsHub.com.au
Story
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.
Author: 
The Big Idea Editor
Story
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.
Author: 
Andrew Paul Wood
Story
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.
Author: 
Emma Keeling
Story
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.
Author: 
The Big Idea Editor
Story
Making the move from creative to management - no matter what your practice - can be harder than you think. Verity Johnson looks into what to do when the fun is replaced by forms.
Author: 
Verity Johnson
Story
Performance artist Audrey Baldwin has taken to dishing out artistic endeavours as cures for what ails us - she shares her creative tonics with The Big Idea.
Author: 
Audrey Baldwin
Story
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.
Author: 
Nathan Joe