CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND MEDIA RELEASE
Artist in Residence opportunity at National University of Samoa 2016
Creative New Zealand, in partnership with the National University of Samoa, is offering a three month artist residency in Apia, Samoa, in 2016.
The annual residency, established in 2006, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. The residency offers New Zealand Pasifika artists the opportunity to develop their potential, skills and practice. It provides up to $15,000 for an artist’s stipend including accommodation and travel costs.
The residency will run during August to October 2016. It is open to established mid-career and senior Pasifika artists who are resident in New Zealand.
Creative New Zealand will offer the selected artist financial and other support of:
- a total stipend of NZ$10,000 for three months
- up to NZ$2,000 towards travel costs; including one return airfare – New Zealand to Apia, Samoa (as well as internal New Zealand flights as required) and insurance
- up to NZ$3,000 (being no more than NZ$1,000 per month for three months) towards the costs of accommodation in Samoa for the resident
- an orientation /briefing on the residency including local customs and conditions.
Applicants should provide a project proposal by the deadline of 5pm Wednesday 16 March 2015. As applicants develop proposals they should take into account that the material resources and technology freely available in New Zealand are comparatively limited in the Pacific.
The 2016 Creative New Zealand/National University of Samoa artist in residence will be announced by 30 June 2016.
For further information and how to apply, please see the Creative New Zealand website.
Previous recipients of the Samoan Artist in Residence include: visual artist Siliga Setoga, multidisciplinary artist Shigeyuki Kihara, choreographer/director Lemi Ponifasio,actor/director Nathaniel Lees, the late curator Jim Vivieaere, playwright Fiona Collins, installation artist Tiffany Singh, and the VaHine Collective (Lonnie Hutchinson, Lily Laita and Niki Hastings-McFall).
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Senior Adviser Pacific Arts (Creative New Zealand)
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