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Creative New Zealand Michael King Writer’s Fellowship 2023

Creative New Zealand Michael King Writer’s Fellowship 2023

Fully Funded
Country: New Zealand
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Applications are open for the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writer’s Fellowship 2023. The Fellowship is awarded every two years to an established New Zealand writer of literature, with a significant publication record, to work on a major project.

The Fellowship offers the fellow the time and resources to commit to a period of deep investigation, experimentation, or research in their practice, and towards a major writing project. The project must be completed between March 31, 2023 – March 31, 2025. You can apply for costs incurred only within this period. They do not fund retrospective or ongoing costs.

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Funding from Michael King Writer’s Fellowship 

The Fellowship provides $100,000 over two years to fund a writing project.

Funding can be used for project costs including:

  • fees, stipends or wages
  • travel and administration costs

Eligibility for Michael King Writer’s Fellowship 

  • You can apply if you are:
    • an individual who is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and
    • an established writer of literature who has a strong national reputation for your writing and a significant publication record.
  • A ‘strong reputation’ means you will have either:
    • received critical acclaim for your work, for instance, having had significant works of literature published, or
    • received a significant literary award or fellowship or been short-listed for literary awards.
  • You cannot apply if:
    • you have received the fellowship before.
    • you are in breach of the conditions of a current funding agreement.

Assessment Criteria for Michael King Writer’s Fellowship 

Your application is assessed by external peer assessors using the following criteria.

  • Idea: Is it a strong idea? They look for the following indicators:
    • The artistic aims are clearly expressed
    • The idea is compelling
    • The artistic outcome is likely to be high quality.
  • Viability: Can it be achieved? They look for the following indicators:
    • The process to achieve the idea is realistic and well planned
    • The budget is thorough and accurate and considers fair remuneration for artists and practitioners
    • The artist has sufficient experience to deliver a major project across the time period
  • Strategic fit: Does it deliver to Creative New Zealand outcomes and the purposes of the fund? They look for the following indicators:
    • The project delivers to the Strategic Outcome – High-quality New Zealand art is developed
    • The writer’s publication record and national reputation is significant

Application of Michael King Writer’s Fellowship 

Submit your application by 1:00 pm, Friday 17 February 2023 (or sooner if possible).

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Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline17 February,2023
CountryNew Zealand
Open toAll
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