Sepuloni revealed that Labour has an Arts and Culture policy on it's way before the election, but indicated that it won't include a National Arts Strategy.
We then unpack the interview and review the state of the arts with director of the New Zealand Fringe Festival Vanessa Stacey, and co-host of RNZ's Culture101 show Mark Amery.
"That was a liquid moment when Creative New Zealand could have been reignited by the Ministry. I feel an opportunity was missed"- Mark Amery
"[The arts] should be part of our mental health and wellbeing policy because it is. It's intrinsically weaved within our wellbeing."- Vanessa Stacey
Listen to the full podcast on the media player at the top of this page, and please do leave a comment here, on Facebook or Instagram to let us know your thoughts. How have you faired the past 3 years, and what would improve your life as an artist? What questions would you like us to ask on next week's show? Korero mai!
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