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Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship

The Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship is open to outstanding New Zealand composers wanting to further their studies overseas.


Closing dates:

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Up to $12,000

10 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

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1. Check your eligibility

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.

Scholarship eligibility

You must:

  • be a New Zealand composer
  • have completed as a minimum a university degree, a diploma, and/or LTCL or LRSM qualification related to your proposed musical studies.

2. See what's funded


The scholarship enables New Zealand composers to further their studies overseas.

Activities and costs funded

Up to $12,000 is available to fund up to two 12 month scholarships for composers each year.

It can be used toward fees, travel, accommodation and/or living expenses.

Previous recipients

Previous recipients are listed on the bursaries, fellowships, scholarships and residencies web page.

3. Make an application

Downloads (application forms and criteria)

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How to apply

  1. Start your application online (you may need to register first). 
  2. Gather support material.
  3. Prepare a budget using our budget template.
  4. Submit your application online by 5pm on the closing date.

Log in or register to apply online

4. Assessing applications

Who assesses your application

Applications are assessed by Creative New Zealand staff and external peer assessors. Pasifika or Māori artists and practitioners are involved in assessing Pacific and Māori arts applications.

5. Notification of results

Ten weeks after the closing date, we notify all applicants of the result by email.

For the 2017 round we will notify you by 17 May (Wednesday).

At  the same  time  we also list successful applicants in the who got funded section of our website. 

If you are successful, we will contact you about:

  • your funding agreement
  • payment schedule
  • reporting requirements.

6. On completion

You will need to complete a Project Completion Report (doc 266KB) within 12 months of completing study.


7. Who to contact

Senior Adviser — Music
Lee Martelli-Wood
(09) 373 3091