Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fulbright-Creative NZ Pacific Writer's Residency

Applications are now being sought for the Fulbright Creative-New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency Award. The award enables a New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage to work for three months on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the Centre of Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaii. The residency will run from mid-August to mid-November 2010.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage whose work explores Pacific identity, culture or history
  • Have already had at least two works published, accepted for publication, performed or screened
  • Have a specific project on which you propose to work on during the residency. The project may be in any genre, but priority is given to works that focus on developing New Zealand literature in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction (including biography, history, arts-related and cultural topics) and playwriting

Award Entitlement
  • Travel costs of NZ$3,000 for a return economy airfare to Hawai’i
  • Rental accommodation costs of NZ$3,000 per month
  • Stipend of NZ$6,000 per month
  • Basic health and accident insurance cover up to US$100,000

Closing Date: 1 April 2010

For further details about the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency

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