Thursday, July 10, 2014

Authors’ incomes #2

Continuing the vulgar theme of money for writers, here are two funding opportunities for New Zealand writers. First up, Copyright Licensing NZ’s research grants. Quote unquote:
CLNZ and NZSA are delighted to announce that applications for the revamped CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants are now open. Following feedback received from writers in 2013, the value of each grant has been increased to $5,000 and the number of available grants increased from two to four.
One of the four grants is supported by the Stout Research Centre at Victoria University in Wellington. The Stout Research Centre generously offers its facilities for a period of six weeks during October /November. SRC offers a lively research environment for postgraduate students, international scholars and independent New Zealand researchers and writers – a great place to be while you utilise your CLNZ/NZSA Research Grant!
Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday 31 July 2014. No late entries can be accepted.

Full details here. The Stout Centre is a great place for any writer who can stand Wellington.

Second, from Creative NZ, the Todd Bursary. All published emerging writers who apply under Literature or Theatre for a stipend within the September Arts Grants round will be considered for the Todd Bursary ($20,000). The deadline is Friday 5 September.

From memory of being on the selection panel, there are some years when, as with the Iowa fellowship, there are few candidates so anyone eligible should have a crack at this.

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