Southland can often feel a little isolating. We’re a long way from the likes of Wellington or even Christchurch, but that doesn’t mean we’re any less talented. Arts Murihiku want to make sure artists and practitioners in Southland are getting all the opportunities our counterparts in larger cities are, so we’re compiling a list of art awards and exhibitions around New Zealand. Get your diaries ready.
Awards and residencies
Queenstown Arts Centre – Art Awards
The ILT awards
Wallace Art Awards
NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship
2019 RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award
Peter Turner Scholarship in Documentary Photography
Māori and Pacific Creative Arts Research Study Award
Adam NZ Play Award
NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency
Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel
2020 Regional Series – Chamber Music NZ
Should I enter an award show?
Whether you’re an emerging or established artist, or somewhere in between, carefully researching each award is vital. Here’s what you need to look for:
- Awards can be an excellent form of advertising
- You can test new media, or styles
- New audiences will see your work
- You can earn money!
Things to check before entering an art award
- Is it a good fit for you?
- Do you have to sell the work?
- Can you have exhibited before?
- What dimensions or media are they asking for?
- How long will the work be exhibited?