Rockstar farmer and head of The Big Idea Trust and The ART Venture Initiative Elisabeth Vaneveld tackled the theme of Connect at the September installment of CreativeMornings Auckland. Describing herself as an “artist of the invisible” Elisabeth mused on the need to connect your passion to your ideas, and challenge the conventional.

About the speaker

Elisabeth is the Executive Director of The Big Idea Trust, a national organisation in New Zealand’s creative sector that is intent on driving creativity into all sectors of New Zealand society, she is also the Executive Producer of New Zealand’s largest on-line community in the creative sector: The Big Idea, Event Director of #SurviveThrive and leads the ART Venture initiative, an acceleration programme for creative entrepreneurs working in the Auckland region.

Elisabeth has more than 30 years experience in creative / cultural sector as a project leader, strategic thinker and creative entrepreneur she’s undertaken many roles and projects including devising productions, organising festivals, creating projects across art forms, saving historic buildings, supporting new voices, developing partnerships, building networks and facilitating change…

With all this experience in mind, Elisabeth Vaneveld is the perfect person to speak on this month’s CreativeMornings Global Theme: CONNECT.

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