Students studying Maori arts, or arts-related fields, are
being encouraged to apply for 2013 Nga Karahipi a Te Waka Toi
The annual $4000 scholarships are awarded by the Maori arts
board of Creative New Zealand, Te Waka Toi, to emerging
artists who show talent and promise in the Maori arts.
''The scholarships often identify future movers and shakers
of the Maori art world,'' Te Waka Toi chairman Darrin Haimona
said earlier this week.
''It is exciting to support the artists at such an early and
crucial stage, then watch their careers flourish.''
The scholarships are open to students in theatre, music,
visual arts, dance and art-related areas, including curation,
arts writing and conservation. Applicants must be studying at
a formal place of learning, such as a marae, or accredited
university, polytechnic or whare wananga.
Students are assessed on leadership qualities, involvement
with iwi and marae and the artistic, cultural and academic
merit of their application.