2021 Cultural Fund Awards & Grants successful recipients

We're committed to the growth and development of current and future writers, educators and the publishing industry. Our Cultural Fund allows us to do this, so let's celebrate the achievements of our 2021 recipients.

2021 CLNZ/NZSA Writers' Award
The $25,000 Writers' Award for 2021 has been awarded to writer, architectural designer, and housing advocate, Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi, Te Whakatōhea, Te Arawa) for her project on the legacy of Professor Rewi Thompson (1953-2017; Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa). Working with Jeremy Hansen, Jade's book will focus in on some of Professor Thompson's most memorable projects, from his own home in Kohimarama to the Anawhata studio he designed for world-renowned artist Katharina Grosse. Read more here >>

2021 CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants
The four successful recipients of the CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants for 2021 are below, each receiving a $5,000 grant.
Lauren Keenan (Te Ātiawa ki Taranaki) f
or her project Rākau: The Lost Tree
Anthony Green for his project Hurt, Hope, and Healing
Lillian Duval for her project Six-legged Ghosts: Stories of the Insects of Aotearoa
Bonnie Maihi for her project The Brilliance of Resilience - Hope for a generation
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2021 CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants
This year $75,000 was awarded to 11 recipients

  • Ashlee Sturme Inhale - a collection of writing from Maori Wahine $9,800
  • Flying Start Books Kowhai Adaptations - Te Reo Māori Red Rocket Readers $6,960
  • Jacqueline Leckie Land of the Old Black Cloud: A Cultural History of Mental Depression in Aotearoa $8,200
  • Kotahi Rau Pukapuka Trust He Puna Kupu mō Hare Pota - Vocabulary Creation for Harry Potter in te reo Māori $12,640
  • Little Mouse Limited Ōhinemutu - A bilingual, short story $5,000
  • Metro Media Group Ltd Metro Book Reviews in Broadsheet format $7,000
  • NANSEN Magazine Migration magazine making our third issue in Aotearoa $5,500
  • NZ Booklovers Awards 2022 - fiction, lifestyle and children’s picture books $2,000.
  • OneTree House Ltd Bilingual and te reo Māori publishing programme $7,000.00
  • Stacey Morrison and Penguin Random House New Zealand Māori at Home audio edition $4,000
  • Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust Te Whare Waituhi o Aotearoa The Storylines National Children’s Literature Authors and Illustrators Hui $6,900

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