Creative New Zealand Media release
Date: 15 November 2004
Creative New Zealand calls for applications to its 2005 Craft/Object Art Fellowship
Creative New Zealand is calling for applications to the 2005 Creative New Zealand Craft/Object Art Fellowship, worth
$65,000. Established last year, this annual fellowship is the largest craft/object art fellowship or award available in
The Fellowship is open to mid-career and senior New Zealand practitioners, curators and writers - ranging from
jewellers, weavers and ceramicists through to furniture-makers and designers. The closing date is 25 March 2005 and the
recipient will be required to complete a project over a 12-month period.
The Fellowship was established in response to recommendations in a strategy for the craft/object art sector, developed
by Creative New Zealand in close consultation with the sector.
Applicants should demonstrate that they have a strong national reputation and have been critically acclaimed for the
work they have produced. Creative New Zealand will be inviting external peer assessors to assist with the
This year's recipient was Waiheke Island artist Malcolm Harrison, who designed and created a major multi-media artwork
in the Galleria of the refurbished Parliament Buildings. When he received the fellowship, Harrison said: "I feel total
freedom to focus solely on my new project for a whole year. It's also wonderful to have my peers say, 'You've done a
good job and just keep going'."
The fellowship is supporting Harrison to continue his work on a series entitled Euro Retro.
Applications to the 2005 Creative New Zealand Craft/Object Art Fellowship close at 5pm on Friday 25 March 2005. For more
information and guidelines please contact Elizabeth Caldwell, Creative New Zealand (Tel: 04-498 0737 Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org). Guidelines are also available on the resources page of Creative New Zealand's website (