The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship is for an established creative writer to spend three months or more in Menton in southern France to work on a project or projects. The successful applicant will become an Arts Foundation Laureate. Applications for the 2019 Fellowship are open until 5:00pm on Monday 1 July.
New Zealand citizens and permanent residents who are professional, practising writers with a record of achievement are invited to submit a written application for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship to the Arts Foundation by 5pm on Monday 1 July 2019. The successful applicant will become an Arts Foundation Laureate.
What can you write?
The residency is open to creative writers across all genres including fiction, children's fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and playwriting.
What do we cover?
The residency provides:
When can you go?
The residency can take place any time in the calendar year following the announcement of the award provided the Fellow is present in Menton during the 20-27 September 2020. The reason for this is that the 2020 Fellow will be the 50th Fellow to go to Menton and it is planned to hold celebrations there in that week. The Fellow will be asked to participate in that event.
History of the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship
For fifty years, since 1970, the Fellowship has allowed a New Zealand writer to live and write for three months or more in Menton in southern France. There, they have access to the writing room in Villa Isola Bella where Katherine Mansfield once lived and worked.
Previous recipients include Paula Morris, Carl Nixon, Kate Camp, Anna Jackson, Mandy Hager, Greg McGee, Justin Paton, Chris Price, Ken Duncum, Damien Wilkins, Jenny Pattrick, Stuart Hoar, Dame Fiona Kidman, Ian Wedde and other prestigious writers such as Bill Manhire, Janet Frame, Witi Ihimaera, Elizabeth Knox, Lloyd Jones, Roger Hall, Marilyn Duckworth, Michael King and Allen Curnow.
The Fellowship is now managed by the Arts Foundation with the support of an Advisory Committee that includes members of the Winn-Manson Menton Trust.
To be eligible for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship you must:
The recipients of the Fellowship will be required to:
We would also be grateful if you:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your application and include:
What to include in your application:
Sending your application
Proposals can only be submitted by email to email@example.com
All files should be clearly named and in PDF, Word or Excel format. If your email size exceeds 20MB, consider using Dropbox or other file deposit service. It is helpful if PDF files are merged into one document.
When we let you know
No more than two months after the closing date we notify all applicants of the results by email.
If you are successful, the Arts Foundation will contact you about your funding agreement including payment schedule and reporting requirements.
When you get home
A project completion report (including what you were able to achieve as a writer and the experience you had) is required within 12 weeks of the project end date and you may be asked to participate in a public event where you make a presentation related to your Fellowship.
What we are trying to achieve
The primary aim of the residency is for the writer to work on a project in a new environment, and to complete, or make substantial progress with, a body of writing during the residency.
Other goals include:
How we select
Your application will be assessed by an independent panel chaired by a non-voting member of the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship Advisory Committee of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.
The selection panel will assess which application best demonstrates one or more of the following: