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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo supplied.
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The PM and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage calls for art for the many, not the few.
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The Big Idea Editor
Photo by Elijah O'Donnel on Unsplash
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In the age of ubiquitous reviews, what the hell’s happened to the arts critic? Vanessa Zigliani demands an answer.
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James Littlewood
Photo: Andrei Lazarev on Unsplash
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Malcolm Calder laments our introverted creative industries, and dishes up a silo-busting solution
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The Big Idea Editor
Mark Harvey: For the Love of Finland, 2014. Photo: New Performance Turku Festival
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Climate change is the challenge of our lives, and the arts can make a real contribution to the solution. So, why aren't they? Sarah Meads of Track Zero dives in.
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The Big Idea Editor
Aiwa Pooamorn and Daniel Goodwin in Breathe. Photo supplied.
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Writer and performer Daniel Goodwin unpacks schizophrenia ahead of his new show, Breathe
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The Big Idea Editor
Photo by Kevin Grieve on Unsplash
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Think you're getting any younger? Dancer and educator Susan Jordan brings us up to date with the importance of creativity in a life well lived.
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James Littlewood
James Maeva and Sandra Zvenyika in America Rex. Photo: Carl Drake
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Writer, director & dramaturge Dione Joseph puts the case for a performative art that challenges and connects us all.
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The Big Idea Editor
Rawiwi Paratene and the Kōrero Pūrākau cast. Photo supplied
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Aria Harrison-Sparke, a young Maori theatre-maker, shares her experience of Toi Takapuna at The PumpHouse Theatre this year.
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The Big Idea Editor
Photo: Tobias Keller via Unsplash
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TBI editor James Littlewood makes the case for artists to lead on climate discourse
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James Littlewood
Bruno Marshall Shirley, composer: The Bone Thief
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Bruno Marshall Shirley argues for an Artform that can Shake the Tree, and Rocks the House
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The Big Idea Editor