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The Big Idea Editor
Known for her candid and eloquent charm, Emily's writing is disarmingly honest and funny. Wrangling family life, sleep deprivation and creative ambition, here's her take on how to get it all done.
Quiet Dog, Bite Hard: What does a Mos Def-song have to do with a small business taking a leap into the art world? Annie Pokel goes to find out.
Ross shares some valuable advice for travelling the winding roads of an arts career.
Stylish beards and 'ironic' cardigans, and acting as avid spokespeople for vegan diet, feminism, and queer rights: hipsters are considered socially progressive. But could there be a paradox?
As ANZAC Day approaches, New Zealand’s Big Idea CEO Annie Ackerman and Australia’s ArtsHub Content Director George Dunford consider the case for a new kind of trans-Tasman alliance.
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.
Kathryn Burnett has some great advice on making yourself vulnerable, taking on strong opinions, blunt people and clumsy criticism. Here’s her top tips on how to learn from assessment feedback.
Props Boy, rock guitarist, colourist, band manager, music producer: Mikee Carpinter has surely held many a day-job
Kiwi musician and producer Bic Runga has been announced as the first recipient of a creative residency programme being reinstated after a decade-long break.
Ali Harper’s tale is inspiring. We saw her work and asked her to tell her story on The Big Idea. We are so glad she did.
Director Alexandra McKellar plays a few roles - mother, teacher, performing artist, partner and long distance driver.
For episode #67, Danny McCrum talks to Joel about his musical heroes, how his career got started, working with the Kora boys and how L.A.B. works behind the scenes.