Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Cultural exchange opportunity for Māori artists in Canada

New cultural exchange opportunity for Māori artists in Canada – apply now

A new initiative will give contemporary Māori dancers and writers a chance to develop their arts practice at one of the world’s largest arts and creativity incubators.

Over the next two years Canada’s Banff Centre – renowned for commissioning, supporting and producing new creative works – will reserve one spot for a Māori artist in each of their indigenous dance and writing residency programmes.

This opportunity, funded by Creative New Zealand as part of their Cultural Exchange Programme, will see the selected Māori artists share the special experience with other indigenous artists from various backgrounds and nations.

“We have worked with our friends at The Banff Centre to create this opportunity so tangata whenua can exchange their artistic skill and cultural knowledge with other first nation peoples and develop ongoing partnerships,” says Cath Cardiff, Creative New Zealand’s Senior Manager Arts Policy, Capability and International.

“We hope it will also open up new opportunities for New Zealand artists, in particular Māori, to develop their practice and to present their work to international audiences.”

“We are sincerely grateful for this partnership with Creative New Zealand, and we look forward to working together over the next two years in support of strong and vibrant Indigenous arts communities in Canada, New Zealand, and around the world,” says Sandra Laronde, Director of Indigenous Arts at The Banff Centre.

“Indigenous Arts at The Banff Centre is proud to continue to reach across Canada to communities around the world, inspiring programmes and creative residencies in disciplines including music, dance and choreography, visual and digital arts, and writing.”

The Indigenous Dance Residency (NZD$10,285) is a four-week intensive programme which involves daily classes as well as creating a new choreographic work that will be performed as part of the Banff Summer Arts Festival at The Banff Centre.

The Indigenous Writing Programme (NZD$12,125) comprises two weeks of writing time at The Banff Centre and 10 weeks working online from home or work space with a mentor (editor). The resident writer will receive one-on-one editorial feedback with the faculty, and present an excerpt of their work alongside award-winning faculty writers in a reading and spoken word series at The Banff Centre. Preference will be given to playwrights in 2014.

The residencies will be offered once a year in 2014 and 2015 in a pilot run.

Applications for this year’s Indigenous Writing Programme close on 1 May 2014and on 10 May 2014 for the Indigenous Dance Residency. Artists should apply directly to The Banff Centre.

For more information and how to apply, please visit The Banff Centre website: http://www.banffcentre.ca/indigenous-arts/

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Werewolf: From The Lost Continent

It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Blue Eyed & Soulful

Last year’s Muscle Shoals documentary was a reminder that on some of soul music’s most hallowed tracks, the studio band consisted of a bunch of white guys from rural Alabama... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news