Tagged: arts

NZ Budget 2021: we need the arts to live, but artists need to earn a living - News

Guest Author May 13, 2021

Mark Harvey, University of Auckland   It seems unlikely the arts will be a priority in the government’s May 20 budget. With housing affordability, climate change and child poverty all urgent issues, arts funding might not be seen as equally important. I argue it is — for two main reasons: it makes economic sense, and it is also essential to … Read More

Crowdfunding the Arts - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Mar 25, 2015

Christchurch Art Gallery's budget is being hit in the latest round of Christchurch Council austerity measures.The Christchurch Art Gallery's fund for purchasing artworks will be cut by more than two thirds under wide-ranging budget cuts proposed for the arts.The cuts mean the gallery's art buying fund will fall from $250,000 a year to $80,000 a year, making it one … Read More

Arts & Science in Schools – Is the Balance Wrong? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Sep 24, 2012

This morning on Breakfast TV, Rawdon Christie spoke with Professor Jacqueline Rowarth about the small number of studies pursuing science careers in New Zealand compared to the arts. She makes some interesting points about why the sciences might appear less attractive to students, discusses some of the consequences for New Zealand, and suggests some possible solutions, including the introduction of science scholarships. Read More

University Students prefer Arts over Science - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 23, 2012

An article which appeared in this weekend’s Sunday Star Times and also on Stuff (here) describes how, despite a tight job market, twice as many students are studying creative arts as information technology, with more than a third of university students choosing to study society, cultural or creative arts subjects. This is compared to only 6% of students studying … Read More