Michael King Writer's Fellowship
The Michael King Writer's Fellowship is for established New Zealand writers from any literary genre, with a significant publication record, to work on a major project. It is offered every two years.
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$100,000 over two years
10 Mar 2017
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Who can apply
To apply for Creative New Zealand funding, you:
- must be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or organisation (overseas arts organisations or overseas-based New Zealand artists may be funded only if the project directly benefits New Zealand arts)
- cannot be a Creative New Zealand staff member or a member of the Arts Council.
Late reports and breaches of agreements
We cannot fund you if you, your organisation, or key members of your team:
- are more than 16 weeks overdue with a report for a previous grant or investment
- are in breach of the conditions of a current funding agreement
- were in 'default' of a funding agreement and sent in a late report in the six months prior to the closing date for a new application.
To be eligible for the Michael King Fellowship, you must either have:
- established a strong reputation as a writer, i.e. published significant works of literature that have been critically acclaimed
- been short-listed for one or more literary awards, and/or
- received a significant literary award or fellowship.
You cannot be a previous recipient of the fellowship.
This biennial fellowship is offered to an established New Zealand writer with a significant publication record, in any literary genre, to work on a major project which will take two years or more to complete.
Previous recipients are listed on the bursaries, fellowships, scholarships and residencies awarded web page.
Your application is assessed by Creative New Zealand staff and a panel of external assessors.
- We assess how closely your proposal matches our long-term goal (outcome) that high-quality New Zealand art is developed.
Ten weeks after the closing date, we notify all applicants of the decision by email.
We also list successful applicants on the who got funded web page.
If you are successful, we will contact you about your funding agreement, payment schedule and reporting requirements.
The fellow will be asked to submit interim progress reports prior to the release of quarterly payments of the fellowship over a two year period.