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Back yourself: an honest guide on how to be a creative freelancer
Thinking about going on the 'lance? Valuable advice about diving into the freelance world from an illustrator, a writer and…
Autism and the arts
What can creatives can do to help raise acceptance and awareness of neurodiverse artists living with autism?
Why you need to stop obsessing about your potential
Feel like you're held hostage by the pressure of living up to your potential? Verity Johnson has put together a…
10 top tips on how to make your own movie
Former Director of South Seas Film School, producer, director and self-confessed movie nut, Adam Fresco offers a hands-on guide to…
Advice on how to take your art into ‘business mode’
Sefton Rani is keeping it real - the Toipoto visual artist shares his words of wisdom on what he's learned…
Guide on submitting a manuscript
Tips from arts writer and critic Andrew Wood on how to get your written work in front of the right…
Sex on stage doesn’t have to be awkward
Verity Johnson explores the art of staged intimacy and offers tips for avoiding the cringe factor.
Does passion really spring eternal?
What happens when the passion runs dry in your creative project, The Big Idea's Verity Johnson asks?
Is your creative block really a log jam?
Verity Johnson wonders if your creative block is due to too much inspiration, not a lack of it.