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Opinions & Analysis

What does new NZ government mean for creativity?

The Big Idea asks creative leaders how Aotearoa's political shift to the right could impact arts, culture and heritage –…

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Cultural collaboration between remote Kimberley art centres

Through collaboration and shared resources, remote Kimberley art centres strengthen cultural practice and promote a unique identity.

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The Moving State of Circus: opening keynote from the Australian Circus Summit

The keynote speech by Darcy Grant, Artistic Director of Gravity and Other Myths, presented last week at NICA’s Australian Circus…

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Arts organisations say they want to be ‘cultural leaders’ – but are they living up to their goals?

Should our leading arts companies take a stand more often?

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On the referendum and intersectionality...

Now that Australia has voted, what's next? And how did the Voice to Parliament referendum differ from the postal vote…

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Activists will tell you that trans roles should go to trans actors – I disagree

When a certain children's author is played by a trans performer and a trans character is played by a cis…

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Mental health is a human right: we're talking about a revolution

World Mental Health Day is a chance to question the systems that undermine human happiness and creativity.

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Is reading in crisis?

Outtakes from the VOLUME Symposium find that it’s time for urgent action, as national reading rates decline.

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How ‘mental health’ has been reimagined in the workplace

Good mental health in the arts won’t happen until we see people with lived experienced enabled and included as leaders…

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Slim pickings: the state of fatness on Australian stages

A new play in the Melbourne Fringe Festival aims to make the world a little bit fatter and little bit…

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