23 Aug 2017
Applications are now open for established creative writers to apply for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship
The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship Advisory Committee are calling for creative writers to apply for the 2018 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship.
Since 1970, the Fellowship has enabled a selected New Zealand writer to live for some months in Menton, France. There, they have access to the writing room in Villa Isola Bella where one of New Zealand's most famous writers, Katherine Mansfield, once lived. The list of past Katherine Mansfield Fellows reads like a Who's Who of New Zealand literature. Each Fellow has benefited from this life-changing experience, which has resulted in an impressive array of award-winning books.
The residency is open to creative writers across all genres including fiction, children's fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and playwriting.
The selected applicant will be celebrated at the New Zealand Arts Awards on Monday 6 November 2017 in Auckland. The New Zealand Arts Awards is an annual event, produced by the Arts Foundation, where $400,000 is distributed to artists as awards and residencies. Tickets will be available at www.thearts.co.nz when they go on sale.
Previous Fellows 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) and other prestigious writers such as Bill Manhire, Janet Frame, Roger Hall, Marilyn Duckworth, Michael King and Allen Curnow.
To apply for the Fellowship visit: http://www.thearts.co.nz/news/applications-open
The Arts Foundation would like to thank the Winn Manson Menton Trust, the New Zealand France Friendship Fund, Creative New Zealand, selected Book clubs and the many donors that assisted in securing the Fellowship in 2016.
Closing Date for Applications – 11pm Monday 25 September 2017