Arts Smarts

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Cage the rage or unleash the beast? Verity Johnson speaks to artists and experts for this guide to making art when the world is on fire.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Looking for a competitive edge in your creative career? These tips on the art of public speaking could hold the key to that next opportunity or promotion.
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The Big Idea Editor
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The hard work isn't over yet - whether you're a one man band or an arts organisation, now's the time to give your practice a health check up.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Ever made a 'Have Done List'? Lynnaire MacDonald has some helpful tips on how to take back control of your social media experiences and avoid the pitfalls of comparison.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Struggling to get the wheels moving again after lockdown? Playwright Fleur Kilpatrick reflects on the spirit of art-making and offers a series of prompts to get your creative juices flowing.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Need to up your social media game? We point out the pitfalls to avoid - and better ways to connect with your audience online.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Whether you're new to podcasting, experienced or just curious - this comprehensive tip sheet will help you up your game.
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Steff Metal
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Your guide on how to navigate the current and post-COVID climate - six points to consider when deciding what matters when tough choices need to be made.
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The Big Idea Editor
Now is the time to make smart decisions and be agile. Photo: David Iskander on Unsplash
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Being good at what you do might not be enough any more. Business advisors give us key tips to make freelancing sustainable in COVID-19 era.
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Steff Green
'Owls Do Cry'  is among many productions forced to cancel performances. Photo: Red Leap Theatre
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The Big Idea speaks to Creative New Zealand about their timeline for COVID-19 support - with a checklist of what to do next and where to find the info.
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Steff Green