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A bright, epic beacon of creativity finally re-emerges but there are still many other funding and support issues the sector needs to address in this week's Lowdown.
Amid news of a big win at Parliament, Aotearoa's leading production advocates are digging in for another stand-off with the Government over its latest contentious bill.
Big opinions and big moments and big opportunities for the creative community - all debated and celebrated in The Lowdown, your arts news bulletin.
It's being described 'the death of part of the arts ecosystem' and the most devastating situation in decades. We dive deep and get the sector's reaction to the latest funding news.
A rare opportunity to bring Chinese classical music to Wellington audiences is not one highly decorated performer and educator Jian Liu was going to miss.
The Lowdown looks into how te reo Māori can get a stronger foothold through creative production, celebrate some Toi Māori pioneers and if we care that traffic lights are gone.
What does Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori mean to those who are charged with taking the reins for the future? We hear from participants in a festival that gives their voices a platform.
Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori doesn't just celebrate how the language is used in its spoken and written context. One of Aotearoa's much-respected Toi Māori artists explains the visual connection.
Following your creative dreams isn't often the easy path. Cynthia Hiu Ying Lam shares her best pieces of advice for starting anew.
Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2022 is upon us - and bilingual musician Theia reveals how she ignored the doubters and stood by her belief that the language of her tūpuna deserved the spotlight.
A first for government arts funding is just days away - find out what impact your feedback can have - plus the Lowdown on big awards and artistic endeavours.
History beckons and big rewards are on offer for some of our leading creative lights - but the indefinite suspension of an important fund has others on edge in this week's Lowdown.