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In 2004, in response to the recommendations made in "An Object Future", Creative New Zealand's strategy for prioritising its investment in the professional contemporary craft/object sector (2003 - 2005), Creative New Zealand offered a craft/object art fellowship. This Fellowship will be offered annually for three years. As such, Creative New Zealand is now calling for applications from mid-career and senior practitioners (makers, curators and/or writers) for the second fellowship, in 2005.

Please note: In recognition of the fact that contemporary craft practice is also described by the term object art, a dual title for this artform sector is used by Creative New Zealand. The genres it refers to includes, but is not confined to: pottery/ceramics, jewellery, cast or blown glass, weaving/textiles, furniture design.

Value of the Fellowship

A total of NZ$65,000 is available. This amount is to be utilised by the successful applicant to complete a project over a 12-month period. Payment will be made in two equal instalments of $32,500. The first instalment will be paid at the commencement of the fellowship with the next instalment paid upon receipt of a progress report by the recipient.


Applicants for the fellowship will be able to demonstrate
An established and strong national reputation in the craft/object art sector
Critical acclaim for the work they have produced
They have completed a body of work of acknowledged artistic excellence

Applicants must be:
A New Zealand citizen or resident, and
An established practitioner who has already produced a significant body of work

Applicants cannot be:
Employees of Creative New Zealand
Members of the Arts Board, Te Waka Toi or the Pacific Arts Committee

Educational projects

Projects that are part of an educational programme, or project work that would count towards the attainment of an educational qualification will not be eligible for consideration.

Selection process

Creative New Zealand will be inviting external assessors to assist with the decision-making process, which will take place in May 2005. Applicants will be notified of the decision shortly thereafter.
Announcement of the Fellowship

The successful applicant will be notified by telephone and by letter. Creative New Zealand may host a conferral function to formally acknowledge the recipient.

Making an application

Applicants must provide:
A detailed proposal describing the project to be undertaken and which demonstrates how the project spans a 12-month period from the time of commencement. The project must commence in the 2005 calendar year.
A detailed budget and project plan
All relevant details of resources required e.g. studio, materials, equipment, technical support
Evidence of how the Fellowship will result in a tangible body of work by the time of completion
A full CV
Evidence to demonstrate you meet each of the criteria

Please supply 2 copies of your application and any support material pertaining to the application.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 25 March, 2005.

Where to send your application

Please send your application by post or courier to the Wellington office of Creative New Zealand by 5.00pm on the closing date, addressed to:

Craft/Object Art Fellowship 2005
Creative New Zealand
P O Box 3806
Old Public Trust Building
131-135 Lambton Quay
Attn: Elizabeth Caldwell

Ineligible applications

Please note that incomplete, late, faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Further information and queries

Please direct any enquiries to:

Elizabeth Caldwell
Arts Adviser, Visual Art & Craft/Object Art
Creative New Zealand
Phone +64 4 4980 736
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