Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence

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Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence
  • Kelburn
  • Contract
  • Thu Jun 1 19:59:54 2023
  • 5959

  • Do you want the chance to spend three months working on your latest project with great creative support?
  • Are you an emerging Pasifika writer, in the early stage of your career with a growing body of work?
  • Would you like to be supported from a Mentor from the Pasifika arts community?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting an Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence with the International Institute of Modern Letters. Within this position, you will spend three months working on your latest project with backing from Victoria University of Wellington’s renowned creative writing school and Creative New Zealand.

In return for accepting this role, you will get a great space to write and creative support, a Mentor from the Pasifika arts community, and a writer’s stipend of $15,000. We are interested in applications from emerging Pasifika writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry (page and performance), devised performance, creative non-fiction, graphic novels, but excluding works for television or film. We are also taking applications from small groups or collectives, although the resources remain the same as for an individual writer.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 19 June 2023

Important - Application Steps and information 

Please note the following restrictions: You should not be a full-time employee of Creative New Zealand or Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, nor have been employed by Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington on a full-time basis in the twelve months prior to the closing date. You must also be either a New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency.

Please provide the following documents with your application:

Combine the below documents and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).

  • A writing CV detailing relevant published writings and work in progress: the work may be presented via any of the following platforms: published books, performance poetry, online venues, journals, theatre, but excluding film or television.
  • A writing sample: this does not have to be writing from the project intended for the tenure. This sample should be 5-10 pages of prose, 5-10 poems, or the equivalent in another genre.
  • Proposal for work during tenure: in the form of a covering letter.
  • Present position.
  • Details of any other funding for the intended project.
  • Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

    Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Katie Hardwick-Smith (04 463 6854, modernletters@vuw.ac.nz ). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

    If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter, CV and any other supporting documents to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz  stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

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