Arts Smarts

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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
Is it time to make your art into a business? Image: Shutterstock
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Can your arts skills pay the bills? The questions to ask to find out whether you can turn a hobby into a career.
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The Big Idea Editor
Works by Mike Langford (left) and Jackie Ranken (right) capture Jackson Bay Wharf, from their Symbiosis II exhibition.
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Mary de Ruyter talks to two artists and asks them how they made it to the point of an enviable creative life.
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Mary de Ruyter
Callum Campbell (right) is the founder of Discholars, which offers music lessons using digital and electronic instruments in a new way.
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Got a brilliant idea for a creative product or service, but need help taking it to the next level? Massey’s Master of Creative Enterprise could be for you.
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The Big Idea Editor
Caleb Jones on Unsplash.
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There can be internal or external pressure to "pick one thing" in our careers, but several arts professionals share how they embraced multiple passions, paths and creative pursuits.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Passionate about a creative pursuit, but too scared to turn it into a full-time career? Here’s some expert advice to help you make the leap.
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Kate Powell