VICTORIA UNIVERSITY / CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND EMERGING PASIFIKA WRITER IN RESIDENCE 2020
The University invites applications for appointment as Victoria University of Wellington/Creative New Zealand Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence 2020.
The appointment is jointly funded by Victoria University of Wellington and Creative New Zealand (subject to annual confirmation). It has been created to offer promising Pasifika writers the opportunity to develop their art form with recognition, space, time, material support, mentorship and connections with a flourishing and supportive literary community, for the period of tenure.
Applications are invited from writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry (page and performance), devised performance, creative non-fiction, graphic novels, etc. Applicants should be writers at an early stage of their career, with a growing body of work, and must be either New Zealand citizens or hold permanent residency. Applications from small groups or collectives will also be considered, although the resources remain the same as for an individual writer.
There is no restriction on the occupation of applicants, but they should not be employees of Creative New Zealand or Victoria University, or have been employed by Victoria University in the twelve months prior to the closing date.
Tenure and Terms
The appointment will be for three months during the first trimester of 2020 (February – June 2020). The appointee will be resident in Wellington for that time and will be attached to an appropriate academic unit, usually the International Institute of Modern Letters. While there is no obligation of formal teaching, some contribution is expected to be made to the University’s cultural and academic life, in a manner appropriate to the personal strengths and preferences of the appointee, in agreement with the Director or Head of School. A University room will be provided, with access to administrative, library and other facilities. In consultation with the successful applicant, a Mentor from the Pasifika arts community will be sought. The terms of the mentorship are to be agreed between the Writer, the Mentor, and the International Institute of Modern Letters as appropriate.
The salary is expected to be NZ$15,000 for the three-month period (plus 8% holiday pay which will be paid when the term of appointment ends). Neither the University nor Creative New Zealand can provide living accommodation.
Further enquiries may be made to Katie Hardwick-Smith, International Institute of Modern Letters, Ph: 04 4636854 or email email@example.com
Please apply online at the Victoria University vacancies page.
The following information must be submitted with applications:
(a) relevant published writings and work in progress (see below)
(b) proposal for work during tenure (see below)
(c) present position
(d) details of any other funding for the intended project
Details to be Provided
Applicants should provide personal details and an outline of relevant published writings and work in progress, which may be presented via any of the following platforms: published books, performance poetry, online venues, journals, theatre, film or television; and which may be readily accessed by the Appointment Committee.
A covering letter describing the work intended during the term of the appointment is required.
Applicants should also provide details of any other funding for the intended project/s.
Please note that the names of referees are not required.
Candidates are requested not to send any manuscripts or printed work with their application. It is expected that the appointment will be announced as early as possible in November 2019.
Applications close 30 September 2019.
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