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Creative New Zealand is inviting applications for the prestigious Craft/Object Fellowship.

Established craft/object practitioners, curators and writers are invited to apply for the fellowship and receive up to $100,000 from Creative New Zealand, for work on a significant craft/object project over the next two years.

The Creative New Zealand Craft/Object Fellowship supports work for a project in traditional applied arts or contemporary practice, and includes customary and contemporary Māori and Pasifika craft/object projects and practices.

The successful recipient can use the funding to cover the time and resources they need to commit to a period of deep investigation, experimentation or research in their practice, and towards their project.

“We are looking for a project that supports the development of new skills and practice, and where new, high-quality New Zealand craft/object artwork will be created,” said Cath Cardiff, Creative New Zealand Senior Manager, Arts Development Services.

Craft/object genres supported include, but are not limited to, ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, object making, studio-based design, raranga, tāniko, tapa making, textiles, tivaevae, typography, and weaving.

Creative New Zealand have extended the deadline for applications for the Creative New Zealand Craft/Object Fellowship, which now closes at 5pm on Friday 12 April.

Creative New Zealand has offered the fellowship since 2004, initially annually and now two-yearly.

Previous recipients:

  • Katy Wallace (2017)
  • Dr Areta Wilkinson (2015)
  • Garry Nash (2013)
  • Baye Riddell (2011)
  • Moyra Elliott (2009)
  • Rangi Kipa (2006)
  • Peter Lange (2005)
  • Malcolm Harrison (2004).