Arts Insiders

Empty theatres quickly become the norm. Photo: Gaetan Werp from Unsplash.
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Emergency funding support - or lack of it - has been the arts' hottest topic. Creative New Zealand fronts up to The Big Idea.
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Kate Powell
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The start of The Big Idea series into hearing the words and opinions of the men and women in leadership positions in the arts.
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The Big Idea Editor
Artists everywhere are feeling the effects of COVID-19 cancellations. Photo: Jose Antonio Gallego Vázquez
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So many artists having their livelihoods impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. One of them opens up on what it’s like and what help - if any - he’s found.
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Dominic Hoey
How do you keep your gallery successful when its empty? Photo: Darya Tryfanava
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With the daunting reality of coronavirus kicking in, international gallerist Michael Reid offers tips to get on with the job and to survive the forthcoming market dip.
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The Big Idea Editor
Viv Stone and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Supplied.
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Bringing a legacy to life is a special challenge in an arts career. Andrea Rush talks to Viv Stone about her passion to mature NZ’s art infrastructure.
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Andrea Rush
Fred with the team at the 2019 Enviro-Mark Solutions Awards
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Here is a Kiwi arts lover who’s leading the way in his sector and helping save the planet while he does it.
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The Big Idea Editor
Bridget in Palmerston North in 1990 - on tour with the Listener Women’s Book Festival the week after confirming the set-up of BWB  Image/BWB
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Bridget Williams talks about a journey that has helped to make a place for new and different New Zealand voices
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The Big Idea Editor
Simon Bowden
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The Arts Foundation is preparing for a big reveal in a few weeks of its new team and new focus for the future. Missing from that future will be the man who has led the organisation for 17 years.
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The Big Idea Editor
Graphic:  Report on Arts and wellbeing in the UK  http://www.artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk/appg-inquiry/
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Michael Moynahan talks strategy and wellbeing and how New Zealand is beginning to, and needs to, see itself and the arts with fresh eyes.
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The Big Idea Editor
Lester McGrath. Image: Stephen A'Court
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One of our most experienced performing arts managers, Lester McGrath is 6 weeks into his new role as Executive Director. He shares his plans to take the organisation “en avant” - onward and upward
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The Big Idea Editor