New Zealand Pacific Studio Artists’ Residency Centre and the Friends of the ANZAC Memorial Bridge Kaiparoro invite applications for a three week ANZAC Fellowship. The purpose of this Fellowship is to develop a rich cultural context for memorial commemorations centred at New Zealand Pacific Studio and the nearby ANZAC Memorial Bridge South of Eketahuna on ANZAC Day (25 April) 2015.
2015 is of great significance as it marks 100 years since the Gallipoli Campaign when New Zealand troops made their first major effort of the First World War. For New Zealand, along with Australia and Turkey, the Gallipoli campaign is often said to have played an important part in fostering a sense of national identity. First observed on 25 April 1916, the date of the landing, ANZAC Day has become a crucial part of the fabric of national life – a time for remembering not only those who died at Gallipoli, but all New Zealanders who have served their country in times of war and peace.
Creative practitioners of any kind are invited to make applications as to how they would engage during the Fellowship period with the local communities of Eketahuna and Northern Masterton (including Kaiparoro/Mount Bruce, Mauriceville, Rongokokako and Nireaha) and how they could contribute to or enrich an ANZAC memorial service.
Selection will be based on the nature and strength of an applicant’s proposed project and the degree to which all parties will benefit from it: NZ Pacific Studio and the Friends of the ANZAC Memorial Bridge – in terms of enrichment of the community, and the resident practitioner – in terms of their practice and the degree to which they would benefit from a residency. Applicants could be writers, researchers, historians and storytellers, visual artists, curators, dancers or choreographers, digital artists, producers or film-makers. Cross-disciplinary practice is also welcomed. Applicants can be at any stage in their creative ‘careers.’
Please e-mail Programme Manager, Jodie Dalgleish, with the following: 1. Your biography. 2. A description of your proposed project and any specific requirements you may have. 3. When you would like to be in residence (including ANZAC Day 2015). 4. A statement of how the ANZAC Fellowship would benefit you and extend your practice at this time. 5. A sample of your work (if you are a writer, no more than 1,500 words). If necessary please send a CD or DVD by separate mail. 6. The contact details of two Referees whom we will contact if you are shortlisted.
Applications close midnight Sunday 7 December, 2014.
Apply by e-mail to Jodie Dalgleish, Programme Manager, NZ Pacific Studio, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDs or DVDs to: NZ Pacific Studio, 85229 SH2, Masterton 5881.
The ANZAC Fellow will be in residence for a maximum of three weeks at the historic Kaiparoro/Normandell House in the Wairarapa/Tararua. Accommodation is free during this time (it is normally charged at a rate of $300 per week). The successful Fellow would need to cover their travel costs and buy their own food while in residence. Pick-up up and drop off in Masterton is complimentary and modest local travel is supported in liaison with the House Manager. A Fellow should bring necessary equipment and supplies with them, or liaise with the House Manager about purchasing them once in residence.
The project will also be supported by a Community Coordinator, who will assist the ANZAC Fellow with the essential making of links with local communities and the more general support of project activities and events.
The space allocated to the ANZAC Fellow at Kaiparoro House will be decided by The Programme or House Manager in support of the Fellow’s project and in response to the Fellow’s particular requirements.
The ANZAC Fellowship is available to an individual. However, an applicant is welcome to propose a collaborative project, but the Fellowship would only apply to the applicant and additional parties would need to cover the cost of their residency themselves. Additionally, an applicant is welcome to propose a project of more than three weeks in duration, but accommodation and transportation costs beyond the sponsored period would have to be met by the applicant.
For more on the ANZAC Memorial Bridge, please see: http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/3969
With thanks to Trust House Community Enterprise, Masterton, for their funding of this Fellowship and community coordination.
Commitment to a personal creative practice and a desire to connect with a wider audience and community.