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A comprehensive arts show featuring news, reviews and interviews covering all ARTS platforms: film, theatre, dance, the visual arts, books, poetry, music ... anything that is creative.  Listen in to engage with ARTS creators, participants and audience members from within our community on our 90 minute show hosted by Emma and Stephen.



  • Producer / Presenter: Emma Bishop

    Emma is an award winning arts practitioner with over 30years experience in all aspects of performance, musical theatre, acting, singing, events and education. Emma is a strong advocate for the arts sitting on a number of National Associations including Drama NZ, Musical Theatre NZ and is the National Coordinator for Amici Trust's Junior Theatre NZ which sees her producing the annual Junior Theatre Festival in New Zealand.

  • Producer / Presenter: Stephen Dallow

    For nearly 30 years Stephen has run Kids 4 Drama, a drama school with a focus on theatre in education. Stephen has toured theatre programmes, written several musicals and has directed countless productions. Board Chairperson of Marist College, he enjoys giving back to the community and has served on school and community boards, festival trust boards and worked for organisations including Dance Therapy NZ. By day, he brings dramatic flair in his role at Barfoot & Thompson.

  • Presenter: Georgia Parker

    Hailing from Titirangi, brought up listening to just the right amount of Pat Metheny, Georgia is an enthusiastic member of the Kickarts team.  Involved in the local music scene, Georgia works part time for St Jerome's Laneway Festival and the Titirangi Music Festival, as well as other community events. She has an Arts Degree in Sociology and Art History from Auckland University, and is currently studying to practice Counselling.


Sunday, 11 April, 2021


Arts practitioners from Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond discuss their work, their journeys and those important issues that affect us all. 90 minutes of frank, open discussion, great music, inspiring thoughts and fascinating projects!

Previous podcasts

  • SUNDAY 4/04/2021

  • SUNDAY 28/03/2021

  • SUNDAY 21/03/2021

  • SUNDAY 14/03/2021

  • The Politics of Art

    • SUNDAY 17/09/2017
    • Arts & Literature

    A great insight into how changes in government might change the way arts in Aotearoa NZ is viewed and valued. Attending Kickarts’ discussion around the importance of the Arts in Aotearoa / NZ were Louisa Wall (Labour Party), Barry Coates (Greens), Mika Haka (T.O.P.) and Tracey Martin (NZ First).

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