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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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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
Noma Sio-Faiumu - photo supplied.
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Noma Sio-Faiumu, from a Pacific perspective, shines a light on brilliant work in cultural connectivity
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The Big Idea Editor
Delight 2019, Oh My, God. Photo by Sait Akkirman
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Not one to take the path well travelled Teresa HR Lane kicks dust in the face of some common tropes.
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The Big Idea Editor
Nick Gibb - Supplied
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Nick Gibb pens us a poignant argument on autism in the arts.
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The Big Idea Editor