Scholarships and bursaries awarded

2014

The Todd New Writers' Bursary

This was awarded to Gemma Bowker-Wright to complete a new novel. Creative New Zealand contributes $10,000 towards this bursary and the balance of $10,000 is provided by the Todd Corporation Ltd.

Tup Lang Choreographic Award

Brothers and Sisters Collective were awarded the Tup Lang Choreographic Award of $6,920. This was offered towards a final development workshop and Auckland performance season of 'eye' at Tempo Festival. This comprises $4,920 provided by Creative New Zealand and $2,000 in interest from a gift from the Tup Lang Estate.

The Louis Johnson Bursary

Sarah Barnett was awarded $10,500 for the 2014 Louis Johnson New Writer's Bursary, towards completion of a second collection of poetry.  

The Edwin Carr Foundation

  • Celeste Oram was awarded $20,000 towards a masters degree in music composition at the University of California
  • Gemma Peacocke was awarded $10,000 towards completing a Master of Music in Composition at NYU Steinhard

The NZ/Aotearoa Scholarship

For 2014 a scholarship of $16,000 was awarded to Marcus Norman towards a masters programme in clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.These scholarships are administered through the Public Trust on behalf of the Estate of Brent Lewis, with the assistance of Creative New Zealand. 

The Jack McGill Scholarship

Kieran Rayner was awarded $4,500 towards a masters of vocal performance at the Royal College of Music, London.This scholarship is administered through the Public Trust on behalf of the Jack Wynnegate McGill Estate with the assistance of Creative New Zealand.

2013

The Todd New Writers' Bursary

In 2013 this was awarded to Lawrence Patchett to complete a new novel. Creative New Zealand contributes $10,000 towards this bursary and the balance of $10,000 is provided by the Todd Corporation Ltd.

Tup Lang Choreographic Award

Through a bequest from the Estate of Tup Lang, the Tup Lang Choreographic Award of $7,100 has been offered to Kura Te Ua and Hawaiki Tu Productions Ltd towards haka theatre wananga. This comprises $4,800 provided by Creative New Zealand and $2,300 in interest from a gift from the Tup Lang Estate.

Louis Johnson New Writers' Bursary:

The 2013 bursary was awarded to Kirsten McDougall, who received $15,000 towards writing a new novel. This comprises $13,350 provided by Creative New Zealand and $1,650 in interest from a gift from the Louis Johnson Estate.

Berlin Writer’s Residency

The September 2013-August 2014 residency was awarded to Ian Wedde. This is a biennial opportunity to live and work in Berlin for up to eleven months. A payment of $40,000 covers travel to Berlin, insurance and a stipend; and a one bedroom apartment is provided. Creative New Zealand will be accepting applications from writers in February 2015 for the next residency which will run from September 2015 to August 2016.

2013 Michael King Writer’s Fellowship

Awarded to Fiona Farrell 

2013 Iowa Writers’ Residency

Awarded to Craig Cliff

2012

The 2012 Todd New Writers' Bursary

The 2012 Todd New Writers’ Bursary was awarded to Gigi Fenster to complete a new novel, The Good Winter. Creative New Zealand contributes $10,000 towards this bursary and the balance of $10,000 is provided by the Todd Corporation Ltd. Her first novel, The Intentions Book (Victoria University Press, 2012) was described in The Sunday Star Times as “an altogether stunning debut”.

Tup Lang Choreographic Award

Through a bequest from the Estate of Tup Lang, the Tup Lang Choreographic Award of $2,300 has been offered to Kelly Nash towards the development of 'Meme (Skin)'.

The NZ/Aotearoa Scholarship

Through a bequest from the Estate of Brent Lewis, two NZ/Aotearoa Scholarships of $8,000 each have been offered to two musicians:

James Ioelu was awarded $8,000 towards completing the final year of a masters degree in voice at the Manhattan School of Music.

Dickson Wing Fai Fung was awarded $8,000 towards postgraduate study in performing arts medicine and violin performance in London.

Edwin Carr Foundation

Andrew Baldwin was awarded $10,000 for the Edwin Carr Scholarship towards study for a masters of composition at the Royal College of Music in the United Kingdom.

The Louis Johnson Estate

Through a bequest from the Louis Johnson Estate Bianca Zander was awarded $24,500 for the Louis Johnson Bursary towards completing a novel.  This comprises $22,850 provided by Creative New Zealand and $1,650 in interest from a gift from the Louis Johnson Estate.

2011

Tanya Moir was awarded the 2011 Todd New Writers’ Bursary to complete a new novel. Creative New Zealand contributes $10,000 towards this bursary and the balance of $10,000 is provided by the Todd Corporation Ltd.

Through a bequest from the Estate of Brent Lewis, two inaugural NZ/Aotearoa Scholarships of $8,000 each have been offered to two musicians:

  • Byron Newton was awarded $8,000 towards masters study in euphonium at the Royal Welsh College of Music, Wales.
  • Jennifer Lee was awarded $8,000 to complete a doctorate degree in piano performance at City University, London.

Suzanne Cowan was awarded the 2011 Tup Lang Scholarship worth $5,016 towards attending the Candoco International Artists Lab.   This comprises $1,716 provided by Creative New Zealand and $3,300 in interest from a gift from the Tup Lang Estate.

John-Paul Muir was awarded one of the 2011 Jack McGill Scholarships, worth $10,000 towards postgraduate study in piano at the Guildhall School of Music.

James Ioelu was awarded one of the 2011 Jack McGill Scholarships, worth $10,000 towards a masters in opera at the Manhattan School of Music

Anna McGregor was awarded the Butland Music Scholarship, worth $10,000 towards a masters degree in clarinet at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm.  This comprises $7,800 provided by Creative New Zealand and $2,200 in interest from a gift from the Butland Music Foundation.

Ewan Clark was awarded the Edwin Carr Scholarship, worth $15,000,  towards a post graduate diploma in composition for screen at the Royal College of Music.  This comprises $9,000 in interest from a gift from the Edwin Carr Foundation and $6,000 provided by Creative New Zealand.

Breton Dukes was awarded the Louis Johnson Writers' Bursary worth $24,000, for the towards writing a collection of short stories. This comprises $22,600 provided by Creative New Zealand and $1,400 in interest from a gift from the Louis Johnson Estate.


Creative New Zealand acknowledges the generous support of:

  • Todd Corporation Ltd
  • the Brent Lewis estate
  • the Jack McGill estate
  • the Butland estate
  • the Louis Johnson estate
  • the Edwin Carr Foundation.