News 2016

Applications for the Auckland Mayoral Writers Grant are now open

13 January 2016

Applications for the Auckland Mayoral Writers Grant are now open. The Mayor requests proposals for a quality text work about living in Auckland by 5pm on Friday 19 February.

The grant will be a single payment of $12,000 paid on completion of the work. The decision to award the grant will be made by an external panel.

The work may be in English, Te Reo or a combination of the two languages. Text work encompasses poetry, short story, novel, novella, script (theatre, film), children’s fiction, graphic fiction, graphic non-fiction, non-fiction, essay or other nominated literary form. Here is the link to the form and information, including the previous recipient:
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/newseventsculture/communityfundingsupport/Pages/findagrant.aspx#314

Criteria and eligibility

The work must be:
• about living in Auckland.
• text-based and a new work (work already underway will be considered).
• in English, Te Reo or a combination of the two languages.

Retrospective work will not be considered. Music and song are not eligible.

Applicants must be:
• resident in the Auckland Council region.
• able to demonstrate a body of work.

Proposals from children and young people who are students at school are not eligible.

We suggest you select Preview the Form first, see how simple it is, gather your ideas together for your proposal and then begin your submission.

Barbara Procter | Sector Investment Leader
Arts and Culture | Arts, Community and Events
09 354 2081 | 021 485 808
Auckland Council