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Ngā Manu Pīrere Awards (formerly Te Waka Toi scholarships)

Creative New Zealand is seeking applications for the 2016 Ngā Manu Pīrere awards. Two awards worth $4,000 each are offered every year to young Māori artists who are post-secondary school level and under 25 years of age. It is to recognise achievement for those who are at an early stage of their career in the arts.

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Closing dates:

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$4,000 each (two awards)

29 Apr 2016

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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.

Ngā Manu Pīrere eligibility

These awards are offered to young Māori artists who are post-secondary school level and under 25 years of age. It is to recognise achievement for those who are at an early stage of their career in the arts.

The specific focus areas for the 2016 Ngā Manu Pīrere awards are:

  • Māori arts – visual and craft/object, performing (e.g. dance, theatre, music, etc.), language and literature
  • Māori arts related area – curation, arts writing (technical or conservational).  

Previous winners are not eligible to reapply.

2. See what's funded

Two awards worth $4,000 each are offered to young Māori artists to recognise achievement for those who are at an early stage of their career in the arts.

The awards will be presented at an awards ceremony in late 2016.

3. Make an application

Downloads (application forms and criteria)

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How to apply

To apply for a Ngā Manu Pīrere Award:

1.    Start your application online (you may need to register first).
2.    Gather support material.
3.    Submit your application online by 5pm on the closing date.

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4. Assessing applications

Who assesses your application

Applications are assessed by external assessors and Creative New Zealand Māori staff.

Assessment criteria

Applications are assessed on:

  • artistic achievement (e.g. academic record and/or qualifications, current and past projects, awards and other credentials, etc.)
  • how well Mātauranga Māori is evident in the practice and results of your mahi
  • the strength of your goals and aspirations for Māori arts in the future.

5. Notification of results

Applicants will be notified of a decision by the end of May 2016.

The awards will be presented at an awards ceremony in late 2016.

6. On completion

No further action is required of recipients after the awards have been presented to them.

7. Who to contact

Haniko Te Kurapa
Pouārahi Toi, Tikanga Māori
+64 (04) 473 0182
haniko.tekurapa@creativenz.govt.nz