• Applications due Monday 3 May 2021.

Applications are now open for the 2021 Iris Fisher Scholarship. The Iris Fisher Scholarship is a national award of $5,000 to support a postgraduate student in the final year of a visual arts/fine arts course of study. Since 2007, Te Tuhi, in partnership with the Fisher family, have supported the development of emerging Aotearoa New Zealand artists with this award.

The scholarship is named after Iris Fisher, who was a founding member of the Pakuranga Arts Society and the driving force behind the creation of the Fisher Gallery, later to become Te Tuhi.


The scholarship is to support a student enrolled in a postgraduate visual arts/fine arts course of study, according to the following requirements:

– Applicants must be in their final year of a postgraduate course of study at an institution accredited by the Tertiary Education Commission. This must be either 4th year (level 700) Honours, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters degree, or equivalent. Both full and part-time students are accepted.

– Applicants must provide proof of their current postgraduate enrolment status.

– The scholarship is not available to any person who has an employment contract with Te Tuhi.

Click here to read more about the scholarship.