Annual bursary awarded to a published writer or playwright at an early stage of their career who applies to Arts Grants 2022/23 Round 1 to write a new work.
Arts Grants 2022/23 Round 1 closed at 8.02 pm on 3 August 2022 when 250 applications were submitted.
See previous recipients of the Todd New Writer's Bursary
Current and upcoming rounds
Todd New Writer's Bursary 2022/23
For projects taking place between:
30 Sep 2022 - 30 Dec 2024
Opened: 25 Jul 2022
Closed: 3 Aug 2022, 8PM
To be considered for the Todd New Writer's Bursary you must:
- be an emerging writer or playwright AND
- submit an eligible Arts Grants 2022/23 Round 1 application to write new work.
For more information about who can apply, including Creative New Zealand's general eligibility criteria, track record requirements and funding types see Arts Grants
The Todd New Writer's Bursary supports the cost of creating a new work and may be used towards:
- A stipend/wage that offers fair remuneration. See Guidelines -Budgets.
- Production and administration costs
For more information about what can (and can't) be funded, see Arts Grants
Apply to Arts Grants 2022/23 Round 1, including 'Todd New Writer's Bursary' in your project description.
The application form is available from the date a funding round opens and each Arts Grants 2022/23 funding round will close when 250 applications have been submitted.
You can start preparing the information for your application in advance, so you are ready to apply when the round opens.
When you're working in the online application form you will be able to see the number of other people who have created draft applications and see how many applications have been submitted.
See our Guidelines for step-by-step technical guidance, tips and support to create your CNZ portal account or to use the online application form.
If you have access needs or require additional support to use the CNZ portal, contact us on email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 CREATIVE (273 284).
For information about how applications are assessed see Arts Grants
After the round closes, staff check your application is eligible before it moves to peer assessment.
We will let you know the result of your application on the results due date. There will also be a full list of funded applications on our Results page.
If your application is successful, we’ll contact you about your:
If your application is not successful you can email Funding Services to get feedback on it, and you may consider looking into other sources of funding and support.
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