The Lowdown

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COVID cancellation scares keep coming, but there's no stopping awards and initiatives to recognise talent in the creative world - all in this week's arts news bulletin.
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Kate Powell
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Emotions are boiling over after a contemporary art project showed up art world complacency and the danger of social media, writes Mark Amery in this week’s arts news Lowdown.
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Mark Amery
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There's a new face at the top of the Government's arts, culture and heritage ministry - but what does it mean to the sector? Mark Amery has the latest arts news bulletin.
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Mark Amery
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Different views on how much time the government should take giving out the biggest arts package in a generation in this week’s arts news Lowdown.
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Mark Amery
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From feelings of exile to scenes of celebration - Aotearoa's melting pot of culture is adding plenty of feeling to this week's arts news bulletin from Mark Amery.
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Mark Amery
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It's a big week in public art for Auckland, art spaces for Christchurch and politics throughout Aotearoa. Stay on the pulse with Mark Amery's comprehensive arts news bulletin.
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Mark Amery
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Māori and Pasifika performers have been creating international headlines - so why are local media so slow off the mark? This week's arts news bulletin addresses some longstanding inequalities.
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Kate Powell
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Low blows delivered to artists look set to backfire as bullying Twitter campaign aimed at arts funding isn’t being taken lying down. This week’s arts news bulletin with Mark Amery.
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Mark Amery
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Mark Amery reports on political portraiture, art’s role in mental health, literary and music award peak season, and lots of great writing in this week’s arts news bulletin.
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Mark Amery
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What does the government propose in its significant new arts fund and how can you feedback? Mark Amery on a range of initiatives that will change the arts landscape.
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Mark Amery