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Doris Lusk Ceramics Residency 2015

This is a community initiative as part of the 70th Anniversary Celebrations for Risingholme Community Centre. 

Risingholme has been providing the Christchurch community with quality adult education for 70 years and along with the Doris Lusk Estate find it fitting to be able to provide a place for a ceramic practitioner to come and work with their students and tutors. 

This residency has been created to encourage and sustain a vibrant ceramic community and provides an opportunity for ceramic artists to participate in art educational practices.

Closing of applications will be at 12.30pm, Friday 27th March 2015.

Click here for further information about this residency

Craft/Object Fellowship 2015 Call for Applications

Creative New Zealand is calling for applications for the Creative New Zealand 2015 Craft/Object Fellowship, which is awarded to practitioners, curators and writers working in traditional applied arts or contemporary practice, including Ngā Toi Māori and Pacific arts.

In response to Creative New Zealand’s reviews of craft/object and visual arts in 2014, the fund will be increased this year from $65,000 to $100,000.

The Fellowship provides the time and/or resources for an established or senior craft/object practitioner, curator or writer to commit to a period of deep investigation, experimentation or research in their practice.

Applicants for the Fellowship need to have a strong national reputation in the Craft/Object sector, have received critical acclaim for the work that they have produced and completed a body of work of acknowledged artistic excellence.

Genres may include clay/ceramics, jewellery, glass, fibre/textiles, raranga, whakairo, Pacific Island costume and weaving, metal work, wood work and studio-based object and furniture design. 

The Fellowship was offered annually for its first three years (2004 – 2006) and is now offered biennially. 

Previous recipients are: Malcolm Harrison (2004), Peter Lange (2005), Rangi Kipa (2006), Moyra Elliott (2009), Baye Riddell (2011) and Garry Nash (2013).

The next round closes: 6 Mar . 2015

Click here for further information on the Creative New Zealand
2015 Craft/Object Fellowship and how to apply. 

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Sarah Pomeroy, Senior Communications Adviser
Creative New Zealand        

M +64 (0) 27 677 8070

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