16 Nov 2010
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Creative New Zealand is calling for applications to its prestigious Berlin Writers’ Residency, which offers a New Zealand writer the opportunity to live and write in Berlin for a period of up to eleven months.
The Creative New Zealand residency will provide a New Zealand writer with a payment of $40,000 to cover travel to Berlin, insurance and a stipend. A one bedroom apartment is also provided by Creative New Zealand in the Friedrichshain district in former East Berlin.
Alan Sorrell, Chair of the Creative New Zealand Arts Board says “The residency is a wonderful opportunity for New Zealand writers to live in a cultural hub of Europe and devote themselves to writing over a sustained period of time without the distractions of their everyday lives.”
The primary aim of the Writers’ Residency is for the successful applicant to work on an approved project while in a new environment.On returning, they will be expected to have completed, or substantially completed, a body of writing.
Previous recipients of the Writers’ Residency have been: Sarah Quigley; Tina Shaw; Kapka Kassabova; Philip Temple; Tim Corballis; Lloyd Jones and James Mc Neish.
Applications close at 5pm Friday 25 February 2011.
The Writers’ Residency application form is available from the Creative New Zealand website www.creativenz.govt.nz. For further information or a hard copy of the form, please contact:
Felicity Birch, Programme Adviser
Creative New Zealand
PO Box 3806
Phone (04) 498 0735