Is ‘Great Resignation’ coming for Aotearoa’s creative sector?

Should the creative industries be worried about a mass exodus after COVID? The Big Idea explores the situation in NZ.

If you want a career that is about financial fulfillment, there are plenty higher on the list than the arts.

Anyone who aims to make a living in the creative sector is there first and foremost because of passion.

But that’s not always enough. Mouths to feed, bills to pay, lives to live can weigh heavy when making job decisions. And if it’s on your mind – then you’re not alone.

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The Big Idea | Te Aria Nui is New Zealand’s online hub for creative people. Our aim is to support talented, innovative individuals and organisations, back the creative industries and advocate for creativity as an essential ingredient in the cultural and economic wealth of New Zealand. The Big Idea provides resources for the whole creative sector, including those seeking to turn their ‘big ideas’ into viable projects, careers and businesses. We are the go-to destination for work opportunities, event listings, arts stories and creative inspiration. The Big Idea is a not-for-profit trust started in 2001 and is New Zealand’s longest running creative sector website.