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Bursaries, fellowships, scholarships and residencies

See who has previously won an arts bursary, fellowship, internship, scholarship or residency from Creative New Zealand.

Banff Centre Indigenous Arts Residencies 
Berlin Visual Arts Residency
Berlin Writer's Residency
Blumhardt Curatorial Internship
Butland Music Scholarship
Choreographic Fellowship 
Craft/Object Fellowship
Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship
Fulbright Pacific Writer's Residency
Jack McGill Music Scholarship
Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship
Louis Johnson New Writer's Bursary
Michael King Writer's Fellowship
National University of Samoa Artist in Residence
New York Visual Arts Residency
New Zealand/Aotearoa Music Scholarships
Todd New Writer's Bursary
Toi Sgwigwialtxw Residency, North America
Tup Lang Choreographic Award

Banff Centre Indigenous Arts Residencies

In 2014 and 2015 the Banff Centre reserved one spot for a Māori artist in each of its indigenous dance and writing residency programmes in a pilot partnership arrangement with Creative New Zealand.

See the Banff Centre website

Previous recipients include:

  • Shakaiah Perez, Māori dancer and choreographer (2015)
  • Te Kahu Rolleston, Māori writer and spoken word champion (2015)
  • Kura Te Ua, Māori contemporary dancer, performer and choreographer, to participate in the Indigenous Dance Programme (2014)
  • Nancy Brunning, Māori actor and director, to participate in the Indigenous Writing Programme (2014)

Berlin Visual Arts Residency

New Zealand visual artists were able to work on an approved project and undertake professional development opportunities in Berlin. The residency included travel to and accommodation in Berlin, a monthly stipend and incidentals.  More about the Berlin Visual Arts Residency.

Previous recipients were:

  • Oscar Enberg (2016)
  • Greg Semu (2014)
  • Ben Cauchi (2012) 
  • Alicia Frankovich (2010)
  • Sara Hughes (2008) 
  • Mladen Bizumic (2006)
  • Ronnie van Hout (2004)
  • Michael Stevenson (2002)
  • Peter Robinson (2000)

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Berlin Writer's Residency

An established writer is able to work on an approved project for up to eleven months in Berlin, Germany. The residency includes travel to and accommodation in Berlin, a monthly stipend and incidentals. More about the Berlin Writer's Residency

Previous recipients include:

  • Hinemoana Baker (2015-16)
  • Ian Wedde (2013-14)
  • Kate Camp (2011-12)
  • James McNeish (2009-10)
  • Lloyd Jones (2007-08)
  • Tim Corballis (2005-06)
  • Philip Temple (2003-04)
  • Kapka Kassabov (2002-03)
  • Tina Shaw (2001-02)
  • Sarah Quigley (2000-01)

Blumhardt Curatorial Internship

This internship, offered annually since 2005, is the result of a partnership between The Dowse, the Blumhardt Foundation and Creative New Zealand. It is a legacy of New Zealand potter Dame Doreen Blumhardt's commitment to arts education.

Previous recipients include:

Butland Music Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by a bequest by Jack Malfroy Butland through the Butland Music Foundation which was established in 1994. It enables talented young musicians to further performance studies overseas.

Previous recipients include:

  • Dorothy Raphael $3,800 towards a masters of performance in orchestra percussion at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2015) 
  • Alexander Wilson $5,000 towards a masters in advanced vocal studies at The Welsh International Academy of Voice, Cardiff (2013) 
  • Anna McGregor $10,000 towards a masters degree in clarinet at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm (2011)
  • Amalia Hall $15,000 towards postgraduate study in violin at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia (2009)
  • Blair Sinclair $8,000 towards post-graduate studies in trombone performance at the Manhattan School of Music (2005)

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Choreographic Fellowship

The fellowship is awarded to a choreographer who has produced a significant body of work.  It provides time and resources for the fellow to commit to a period of investigation, experimentation or research in their practice. More about the Choreographic Fellowship

Previous recipients include:

  • Sarah Foster-Sproull (2017)
  • Ross McCormack (2015)
  • Malia Johnston (2013)
  • Catherine Chappell (2011)
  • Daniel Belton (2009)
  • Lemi Ponifasio (2008)
  • Michael Parmenter (2006)
  • Douglas Wright (2005)
  • Shona McCullagh (2004)

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Craft/Object Fellowship

The fellowship was offered annually for its first three years (2004–2006) and is now offered biennially. It provides the time and/or resources for an established practitioner to commit to a period of experimentation or research in their practice. More about the Craft/Object Fellowship

Previous recipients include:

  • Katy Wallace (2017)
  • Areta Wilkinson (2015)
  • Garry Nash (2013) 
  • Baye Riddell (2011) 
  • Moyra Elliott (2009) 
  • Rangi Kipa (2006) 
  • Peter Lange (2005) 
  • Malcolm Harrison (2004) 

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Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship

The Edwin Carr Foundation was established in 2004 with interest from the estate of the late Edwin Carr. It enables young composers to further their studies overseas. More about the Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship

Previous recipients include:

  • Ashton Sellers, $2,849 towards a Masters of Music in jazz guitar and composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in The Netherlands (2017)
  • Salina Fisher, $9,151 towards a Masters in Music in composition from the Manhattan School of Music in New York (2017)
  • Jake Baxendale, $7900 towards travelling to international locations to work with leading world experts on writing and arranging for large jazz ensembles (2016)
  • Warwick Blair, $5000 towards a residency at Kingston University in the United Kingdom (2016)
  • David Taylor, $9100 towards support for the final year of a Masters of Music in Composition at San Francisco Conservatory (2016)
  • Alexis French, $5,000 towards a professional development opportunity with Canadian jazz composition specialists (2015)
  • Gemma Peacocke, $15,000 towards a Master of Music Composition at New York University Steinhardt (2015)
  • Celeste Oram, $20,000 towards a Masters in Music Composition at the University of California (2014)
  • Gemma Peacocke, $10,000 towards Master of Music Composition at New York University Steinhardt (2014)
  • Andrew Baldwin, $10,000 towards study for a Master of Composition at the Royal College of Music in the United Kingdom (2012)
  • Ewan Clark, $15,000 towards a post graduate diploma in composition for screen at the Royal College of Music in the United Kingdom (2011)
  • Simon Eastwood (2010) 
  • Chris Gendall (2009)
  • Johnathan Crayford (2008)
  • Rachael Morgan (2008)
  • Lissa Meridan (2007)
  • Robin Toan (2006)
  • Dylan Lardelli (2005)

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Fulbright Pacific Writer's Residency

This annual residency is offered by Creative New Zealand in partnership with Fulbright New Zealand. It enables a New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage to work on a project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history. The three-month residency is based at the Centre for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaii. More about the Fulbright Pacific Writer's Residency

Previous recipients include:

  • David Eggleton, poet (2017)
  • Miria George, playwright (2016)
  • Dr Karlo Mila, poet (2015)
  • Leilani Tamu, poet (2013) 
  • Daren Kamali, poet (2012) 
  • Marisa Maepu, author (2011) 
  • Toa Fraser, filmmaker (2009) 
  • Sarona Aiono-Iosefa, author (2007) 
  • Victor Rodger, playwright (2006) 
  • Tusiata Avia, poet (2005) 
  • Sima Urale, filmmaker (2004) 

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Jack McGill Music Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1985 with interest from a bequest by Jack Wynnegate McGill. It is for advanced studies or investigations into music in an international setting. This scholarship is administered through the Public Trust on behalf of the Jack Wynnegate McGill Estate with the assistance of Creative New Zealand. More about the Jack McGill Music Scholarship

Previous recipients include:

  • Lorelle McNaughton (2017)
  • Lorelle McNaughton (2016)
  • Amber Rainey (2015)
  • Kieran Rayner (2014)
  • Jason Bae (2013)
  • Not Offered (2012)
  • John-Paul Muir (2011)
  • James Ioelu (2011)
  • John-Paul Muir (2010)
  • Brigitte Heuser (2010)
  • Jennifer Lee (2009)
  • Annabella Leslie (2008)
  • The Tasman String Quartet (2007)
  • Madeleine Pierard (2006)
  • Jane Curry (2005)

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Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship

The fellowship was conceived in the late sixties by Celia Manson and Sheilah Winn who set up the Winn-Manson Menton Trust which funds it. It was first sponsored by Meridian Energy, then by New Zealand Post from 2007 to 2011. Creative New Zealand contributed a grant in 2012, 2013 and 2014. More about the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship

Previous recipients include:

  • Kate Camp (2016)
  • Anna Jackson (2015) 
  • Mandy Hager (2014)
  •  Greg McGee (2013)
  •  Justin Paton (2012)
  •  Chris Price (2010)
  •  Ken Duncum (2009)
  •  Jenny Pattrick (2008)
  •  Stuart Hoar (2007)
  •  Dame Fiona Kidman (2006)
  •  Ian Wedde (2005)

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Louis Johnson New Writer's Bursary

The scholarship is funded by interest from a gift of $50,000 in 1989 from the Louis Johnson Estate and by Creative New Zealand. It supports published writers or presented playwrights, at an early stage in their career, to work on an approved project. More about the Louis Johnson New Writer's Bursary

Previous recipients include:

  • Morgan Godfery, $20,000 to support researching and writing a history of dissent in New Zealand (2017)
  • John Dennison, $16,000 towards writing a new poetry manuscript (2016) 
  • Anna Smaill, $24,000 towards writing a second novel (2015)
  • Sarah Barnett, $10,500 towards completion of a second collection of poetry (2014) 
  • Kirsten McDougall, $15,000 towards writing a new novel (2013) 
  • Bianca Zander, $24,500 towards writing a novel (2012) 
  • Breton Dukes, $24,000 towards writing a collection of short stories (2011) 
  • Tracy Slaughter, $18,000 towards developing a novel from a short story (2010) 

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Michael King Writer's Fellowship

The fellowship, offered for the first time in 2003, was renamed in recognition of the late Dr Michael King for his contribution to literature and his advocacy for a major fellowship for New Zealand writers. The fellowship enables established New Zealand writers, with a significant publication record, to work on a major project which will take two years or more to complete. More about the Michael King Writer's Fellowship

Previous recipients include:

  • Dr Philip Norman (2017) - (now awarded every two years)
  • Dr Martin Edmond (2015)
  • Elizabeth Knox (2014)
  • Fiona Farrell (2013)
  • Dr Peter Simpson (2012)
  • Peter Wells (2011)
  • Kate De Goldi (2010)
  • Philip Simpson (2009)
  • Dame Fiona Kidman (2008)
  • Neville Peat (2007)
  • Rachel Barrowman (2006)
  • C K Stead (2005)
  • Vincent O’Sullivan (2004)
  • Owen Marshall (2003)

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National University of Samoa Artist in Residence

This three-month residency is offered by Creative New Zealand in partnership with the National University of Samoa. It is an opportunity for an established New Zealand-based Pacific artist to interact and share his/her skills with the Samoan arts community. More about the National University of Samoa Artist in Residence

Previous recipients include:

  • Opeloge Ah Sam, to develop an international dance work Siva Mai (2017)
  • Evotia Tamua, to complete a photography project documenting the changing lives of people in Salelesi village (2016)
  • Siliga Setoga, graphic art, performance art, installation art and sculpture (2015)
  • Shigeyuki Kihara, interdisciplinary artist (2014)
  • Lemi Ponifasio, choreographer/director (2013)
  • VaHine Collective, multimedia, visual and installation artists (2012)
  • Tiffany Singh, installation artist (2011)
  • Fiona Collins, playwright (2009)
  • Jim Vivieaere, curator (2008)
  • Nathaniel Lees, actor/director (2006)

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New York Visual Arts Residency (ISCP)

From 2000-2016 New Zealand visual artists worked on approved projects and undertook professional development opportunities in New York at the International Studio & Curatorial Program.  

Recipients included:

  • Alicia Frankovich (2016)
  • Brett Graham (2014)
  • Kate Newby (2012)
  • Judy Millar (2010)
  • Sriwhana Spong (2008)
  • Gavin Hipkins (2005)
  • Christopher Braddock (2004)
  • Lisa Crowley (2002)
  • Ronnie van Hout (2000)

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New Zealand/Aotearoa Music Scholarships

This scholarship, established in 2011, is funded through a bequest from the estate of the late Mr Brent Lewis with the assistance of Creative New Zealand, and administered through the Public Trust. It enables young musicians to undertake study or gain further musical experience at a tertiary institution in New Zealand or overseas. More about the New Zealand/Aotearoa Music Scholarships

Previous recipients include:

  • Hannah Darroch, $8,000 scholarship to support her Doctorate of Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2017)
  • Benson Wilson, $8,000 towards a postgraduate course in drama opera at the Guildhall School of Music in London (2017)
  • Anna Whittaker, $16000 towards a Masters degree majoring in jazz voice at Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, USA (2016)
  • Thomas Gaynor, $10,000 towards a Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance and Literature at Eastman School of Music, Rochester (2015)
  • Edwin King, $6000 towards a Master of Music soloist at the Universitat der Kunste, Berlin. (2015)
  • Marcus Norman $16,000 towards a masters programme in clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester (2014) 
  • James Ioelu $8,000 towards completing the final year of a masters degree in voice at the Manhattan School of Music (2012)
  • Dickson Wing Fai Fung $8,000 towards postgraduate study in performing arts medicine and violin performance in London (2012)
  • Byron Newton $8,000 towards masters study in euphonium at the Royal Welsh College of Music, Wales (2011)
  • Jennifer Lee $8,000 to complete a doctorate degree in piano performance at City University, London (2011)

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Todd New Writer's Bursary

The Todd Corporation Ltd contributes $10,000 towards this bursary and the balance of $10,000 is provided by Creative New Zealand. More about Todd New Writer's Bursary

Previous recipients include:

  • Lynn Jenner toward a work of creative non-fiction and poetry (2016)
  • David Coventry towards a new novel (2015)
  • Gemma Bowker-Wright towards a new novel (2014)
  • Lawrence Patchett towards a new novel (2013)
  • Gigi Fenster towards a new novel (2012)
  • Tanya Moir towards a new novel (2011)
  • Elena de Roo towards a collection of children's poems (2010)

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Toi Sgwigwialtxw Residency, North America

The Toi Sqwigwialtxw (pronounced: sgweg-voi-out) residency is an exchange agreement between Creative New Zealand and the Longhouse Education and Cultural Centre in Washington State. It has been offered biennially since 2005 to established artists of Māori descent.

  • Karl Leonard, senior weaver, carver and performer (2012)
  • Henare and Tawera Tahuri, performing artists (2010)
  • June Northcroft-Grant, visual artist (2008)
  • Dr Takirirangi Smith, master carver (2007)
  • Tina Wirihana, master weaver (2005)

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Tup Lang Choreographic Award

This award promotes and encourages choreography in New Zealand contemporary dance, and especially the work of emerging choreographers. It was established in 1999 from a bequest by Mrs Lang. More about the Tup Lang Choreographic Award

Previous recipients include:

  • Julia Milson, $8064  towards a professional development internship (2006)
  • Maria Dabrowska, $500 towards the development of Carnival Hound (2007)
  • Katie Burton, $10,320 towards a fire-week development trip to the United States (2008)
  • Alexa Wilson, $3000 towards a new work Toxic Shock (2008)
  • Mia Mason, $7400 towards a creative development workshop (2010)
  • Suzanne Cowan, $5,016 towards attending the Candoco International Artists Lab (2011)
  • Kelly Nash, $2,300 towards the development of Meme (Skin) (2012)
  • Hawaiki Tu Productions, $7,100 towards haka theatre wananga. The Recipient of this was Kura Te Ua (2013)
  • Brothers and Sisters Collective, $6,920 towards a final development workshop and performance of eye at the Tempo Festival. The Recipient of this was Luke Hana (2014)
  • Lucy–Margaux Marinkovich, $7,092 to attend two choreographic residencies in Malaysia and Singapore (2015)
  • Loughlan Prior, $2,400 to represent his work in Toronto in 2017 (2016)

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