Advice to My 22 Year Old Self

Aarti Bajaj for the Meera Auditions
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Aarti Bajaj is recognised as a bold entrepreneur and advocate of the arts. Here's her advice on how to juggle it all [Written in partnership with Wild Dreamer Productions]
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Samantha Lissette
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Trust the process: Artist Samantha Lissette reminds herself that life is a messy business - and you don’t have to clean it all up at once
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The Big Idea Editor
Peter Hambleton
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Peter shares some perceptions, prompts and predictions for those navigating a precarious career.
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The Big Idea Editor
Amanda Billing: Image: Dean O'Gorman
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Amanda reflects that she may have arrived here faster with hindsight. Maybe.
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The Big Idea Editor
Ross Murray. Photo: Swift & Click Photography
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Ross gives us a downright honest view - he is still trying to work it out, and always will be. And that is perfectly ok.
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The Big Idea Editor
Xin Ji in RUSHES, 2018
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Your university degree may not necessarily be the highway to happiness. Director and creator Malia Johnston shares the detours and lessons she’s learnt along her way.
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The Big Idea Editor
Penny Kember, alias Merthyr Ruxton, in Paris
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Some golden advice on managing in the creative world, brought to you by a contemporary abstract artist.
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The Big Idea Editor
Rehearsal image, with Joshua Faleatua and Christy Poinsettia
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Knowing your worth as a creative is your most crucial tool for success: Sarah encourages us to trust our gut and follow our imagination.
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The Big Idea Editor
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As seasoned actor, director and Associate Professor in Theatre, David O’Donnell knows a thing or two to share with those as young and driven as Hamlet.
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The Big Idea Editor
Alexa Wilson. Photo: Jane Ussher
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Choreographer Alexa Wilson presents her manifesto for the radical artists in Aotearoa.
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The Big Idea Editor