Recipient for first Partnership Fund supported project announced

Writer Gina Cole has been named the recipient of a new international residency with Australia. We’re pleased to support this residency through our new Partnership Fund, which is actively seeking expressions of interest for projects aligned with its objectives.

Writer Gina Cole has been named the recipient of a new international residency with Australia. Michael King Writers Centre, in association with Varuna, the National Writers’ House in Katoomba New South Wales, made the announcement yesterday. We’re pleased to support this residency through our new Partnership Fund, which is actively seeking expressions of interest for projects aligned with its objectives.

Gina’s collection Black Ice Matter was awarded Best First Book of Fiction at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards and her writing has appeared in numerous publications. She is of Fijian, Scottish and Welsh descent. Her latest novel Na Viro, a work of Pasifikafuturism, will be published by HUIA later this year. Read more about Gina, her work, and this international residency programme here.

Our support for this residency, run through the Michael King Writers Centre and Varuna, is alongside support from Copyright Agency (Australia) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Ginawill receive return flights to Sydney, four weeks accommodation and meals at Varuna, a NZ$5,000 stipend (provided through the CLNZ Partnership Fund) and the opportunity to appear at the Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival in October.

The Partnership Fund is inviting new expressions of interest

Our CLNZ Partnership Fund is aimed at partnering with sector groups that are connecting to, or working with, diverse voices and communities. We’re inviting expressions of interest, throughout 2022, to support publishing sector projects with grants that range in value from $2,000 to $5,000.

Applications that reach and engage communities of diverse writers and/or illustrators, including the next generation of writers and/or illustrators are encouraged to apply and will be prioritised.

Take a look at the Partnership Fund guidelines and criteria here.

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