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Leading arts academic Peter O'Connor makes his case on why we can no longer turn a blind eye to the "murder" of creativity in our schools.
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Peter OConnor
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In a year that’s challenged all in the arts community, Creative Bay of Plenty GM Eric Holowacz outlines a regional vision of the way forward.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Changing the script from “You and Me” to “We” - Music Therapy Week is the ideal time to challenge what a truly inclusive society looks like.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Filmmaker, playwright and actor Paolo Rotondo is done being told how creativity should be classified, so he's championing a new performance hybrid.
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The Big Idea Editor
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The streets may not be flooded with protesters any more but as Jess Thompson Carr explains, the kaupapa of colonial statues is as important as ever to Māori.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Raymond Sagapolutele is renowned for his work with a camera but his words are just as impactful. His views on Auckland Council's arts budget cuts send a dire warning.
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Raymond Sagapolutele
GLAMI Unmuted – Elizabeth Taylor Unmute Art, Pietrasanta Basilic. Photo: Simon Adlam
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A New Zealander living abroad gives his take on how Aotearoa can take the lead on a global scale.
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Big IDea Classifieds
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Jodi Wright has made her name as an artistic director, festival producer, and award-winning writer. She is wildly passionate about street performance and the path it creates for artists.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Grant Mouldey calls for the creative sector to smash outmoded ways of thinking as young people claim the narrative.
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The Big Idea Editor
Ares Artifex - photo supplied.
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Jesse Jensen sees the next civil rights movement as the power of art
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The Big Idea Editor