Body Double Production - Photo by Tabitha Arthur
Story / Performing Arts
Renee Liang reflects on some of the final offerings of the Auckland Arts Festival, along with the Festival’s future balancing delivery to audiences while nurturing the local arts ecosystem.
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Renee Liang
Seleka clubhouse, Tonga  before the Cyclone. Photo by Virginie Dourlet
Story / Visual Arts
Mark Amery is back with his second instalment of the Arts Media Lowdown, providing you with insightful signposts to what’s been going on in our arts community over the past fortnight.
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Mark Amery
STRAY donators on Boosted
Story / Marketing & Media
Moscow International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet this month for homegrown indie film STRAY. Success by any measure - but it may not be there without its innovative crowdfunding campaign.
Author: 
Karyn Tattersfield
Julia Croft by Andi Crown
Story / Performing Arts
A two-night fundraiser season for critical hit Power Ballad, described by one reviewer for The Edinburgh Guide as maybe ‘the second weirdest Fringe show I've ever seen.’
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Karyn Tattersfield
WEiRdO
Story / Performing Arts
‘Advice to My 22-Year-Old Self’ welcomes the next contributor willing to mentor themselves. William Duignan’s new play WEiRdO ‘playfully reveals some deep truths about racial identity in Aotearoa’
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The Big Idea Editor
Bruce Connew 'folded eggs’ to be published in New Zealand mid-June 2018
Story / Community & Access Arts
Writing funding applications is not the most exciting element of being an artist, but to get your project off the ground, it’s a necessary one. Photograph by Bruce Connew.
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The Big Idea Editor
Photograph by Michael Hall
Story / Community & Access Arts
Advice to My 22-Year-Old Self is a new segment at The Big Idea, our way of connecting those starting out in the arts with virtual mentors. This week, Demi Heath, Director of Photival shares her best.
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Photival
Pacific Arts Summit. Image - Creative New Zealand
Story / Culture & Heritage
The Big Idea’s Laura Toailoa scored an invitation to CNZ’s Pacific Arts Summit recently, and heard lots of discussion that will inform their Pacific Arts Strategy.
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Laura Toailoa
Pacific Sisters Lisa Reihana and Feeonaa Wall in Toi Art at Te Papa. Photo Kate Whitley, Te Papa.
Story / Community & Access Arts
Mark Amery opens up new connecting space for arts news and views at The Big Idea.
Author: 
Mark Amery
Story / Community & Access Arts
The Draft Auckland Plan erases almost all references to arts, culture and creativity raising alarm bells for the sector, says Elise Sterback, General Manager The Basement Theatre.
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Elise Sterback