Creative gods wanted for world building projects… Weta Workshop.
Creative Lead wanted. Writer and Story Developer wanted. Concept Artist wanted. Closes 20 Sep 2017 - Full time employment. Work classification; Design, Digital & Technology, Screen & Sound. How to apply https://wetaworkshoprecruitment.squarespace.com/
NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2017
Award of $3,000 available to writers over the age of 35yrs. The Lilian Ida Smith Award is offered by the NZ Society of Authors PEN Inc (NZSA) thanks to a bequest from Lilian Ida Smith, a music teacher of Whanganui who had a keen interest in the arts.
Lilian left part of her legacy to the NZSA to 'assist people aged 35yrs and over to embark upon or further a literary career'. The $3,000 award is to assist writers of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, comic / graphic novels and drama for adults and children. Applicants need to be aged 35 years and over, working towards completion of a specific project, and members of the NZSA.
Applicants are expected to be either in the early stages of their writing career, or to be someone for whom opportunities to fulfil their potential have been limited. Past recipients of the Lilian Ida Smith Award have used the award to purchase a laptop and to pay for childcare in order to schedule time for themselves to write in. Deadline for applications is 30 October 2017
Membership of the NZ Society of Authors PEN Inc (NZSA) is open to all budding and established writers. NZSA advocates for and represents writers and is affiliated with International PEN. It provides a mentorship programme, a manuscript assessment programme, manuscript services, contract advice, grants and other opportunities, information about writing and publishing via a fortnightly e-news and a quarterly magazine and other membership benefits.
For more information go to www.authors.org.nz
Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel - a new literary prize for New Zealand writers Closes 20 Nov 2017. An exciting new award for writers holding New Zealand citizenship or who are permanent residents of New Zealand. Thanks to a generous financial commitment from Ann Hatherly and André Gifkins, the partner and son of the late Michael Gifkins, and from Text Publishing, the winner will receive a contract for world rights from Text, and an advance to the value of NZ$10,000. http://authors.org.nz/opportunities/nzsa-awards-grants-and-fellowships/michael-gifkins-prize-for-an-unpublished-novel/
Art & Science Proposal – Seeking artists
My name is Margaret Giroux and I work as a science facilitator in schools. I live in Mapua but mostly work in schools on the North Island. Our curriculum asks students to study science ideas and how scientists actually work so that, “they can participate as critical, informed, and responsible citizens in a society in which science play a significant role”. Due to this purpose I have become very interested in how adults engage with science ideas in their everyday lives. There is research but I won’t bore you at this point with the details. For the past few years, MBIE has had a project called Nation of Curious Minds. This time of year they put forth a call for proposals for innovative ideas that will create opportunities for people who don’t normally engage with science to do so. http://www.curiousminds.nz/funding/unlocking-curious-minds/
I am interested in writing a proposal that would see adult artists, young people (12 Yr old and older), and scientist work together to investigate a science issue of interest and then to create a pieces of artwork (visual and/or text based). I also want to create a drama piece that is engaging, lays out the issue, and then leaves it opened ended for the students to research and write four possible scenarios (from ignoring to investing heavily) I want to write the proposal after I speak with each group to see what they believe would be the best way to accomplish this. The proposal is due 18 Sept so I would need commitment soon. Details: The grant would pay for some of your time, the materials, and for the ‘show’. You would be expected to regularly meet with myself and a scientist to explore and understand the issue in depth.
You would create your own piece but guide the younger participant (if student is under 16 would likely need a police check or another adult in the room…new legislation not a dig at artists)
If awarded, the grant begins in Feb 2018 and I imagined the show occurring in October. There would be ‘prize’ money for a range of aspects (??? Not sure about this part). Appreciate your time. If you are at least initially interested, please be in touch. Margaret Giroux <email@example.com>