Call-out for NZ Pacific Studio and Friends of ANZAC Bridge Fellowship 2016.
New Zealand Pacific Studio Artists’ Residency Centre and the Friends of the ANZAC Memorial Bridge Kaiparoro invite applications for a two week ANZAC Bridge Fellowship. The purpose of this Fellowship is to maintain a rich cultural context for the annual commemorations centred at New Zealand Pacific Studio and the nearby ANZAC Memorial Bridge in northern Wairarapa. The Fellowship is made possible with a community grant from Trust House Community Enterprise, Masterton, which comes with the mandate that the fellowship project engage the residents of the nearby communities on and around ANZAC Day (25 April) 2016; including a short presentation/performance at the FOAB ANZAC Day Service.
The year 2016 is of great significance as it marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. The Gallipoli experience of 1915 has overshadowed New Zealand’s enormous contribution on the Western Front between 1916 and 1918. Yet it was the Battle of the Somme that we as a country suffered our worst days in military history in terms of people wounded and killed. The Friends of ANZAC Bridge will be remembering the Battle of the Somme at their 2016 ANZAC Day Service.
Creative practitioners of any kind are invited to make project proposals as to how they would involve the nearby communities of Eketahuna, Pahiatua and Northern Masterton (including Kaiparoro/Mount Bruce, Mauriceville, Rongokokako and Nireaha) and how they could contribute to or enrich the annual ANZAC Bridge Memorial Service.
For examples of work by previous ANZAC Fellows:
Anna Borrie, Multimedia artist, Fiordland, Harakeke Cloak Remembrance Project, 2014
Connah Podmore, Interdisciplinary artist, Wellington, Writing to History, 2015
Selection will be based on the nature and strength of an applicant’s proposed project and the degree to which all parties would benefit: the creative practitioner, NZPS, the Friends of the ANZAC Memorial Bridge, and the community. 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.’
Fellows may choose to donate a small work of art to the Studio or to the sponsor.
The ANZAC Fellow will be in residence for a maximum of two 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 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 Voluntary 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 two weeks in duration, but accommodation and transportation costs beyond the sponsored period would have to be met by the applicant/s.
For more on the ANZAC Memorial Bridge, please see: http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/3969
Key skills - Commitment to a personal creative practice;ability to work independently; leadership skills; a desire to connect with a wider audience and community; demonstrated skills/experience in conducting public outreach; open-mindedness to be able to live and work with others at the multi-cultural residency centre.
How to apply
Please e-mail the NZPS Secretary with the following:
1. Your biography.
2. A description of your proposed project, its objectives, its inspiration, and any specific requirements you may have.
3. An indication of which two-week block you would like to be in residence (which must include 25 April 2016, ANZAC Day).
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 you are a visual artist, no more than 3 images)
6. The contact details of two Referees whom we will contact if you are shortlisted.
**PLEASE assemble your entire application in ONE DOCUMENT eg word or PDF document under 2MB total size.**
Applications close midnight Monday 25 January, 2016.
Apply by e-mail to Lynette Dewes, Secretary, NZ Pacific Studio, email@example.com.