Date: 4 February 2011 3:09:37 PM NZDT
To: "Kim Knight (SUN)"
Subject: sunday star-times arts coverage
An email flung far and wide to those who work in, or support, the arts in NZ, and who want to see more column centimetres devoted to the cause.
We're proposing a new piece of arts "furniture" in the Sunday Star-Times - basically an occasional column of bite size, quirky, newsy pieces from the worlds of visual and performing arts.
Finally, a place to put 100 words about something that doesn't quite make it across the line as a stand alone news story.
The emphasis would be on the odd (and the funny and the gossipy and the behind the scenes), but it could also be a place to feature a really great quote from an online review (attributed of course!), to alert people to a new project, maybe to list dates for funding applications, to feature new appointments in the sector, etc.
It will not be a place to repeat press releases or run general listings, although I always welcome knowing what's going on out there.
I'm after some ideas, and some support - it will only work if people from around the country send me material.
Ideas? Thoughts? Idle arts goss?
I'm on leave for a week but look forward to a full in-box on my return.