One of New Zealand’s most prestigious and long-running Fellowships is now open for applications.

The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship allows a writer to spend no less than three months in Menton, France, with access to a writing room beneath the terrace of Villa Isola Bella, where Katherine Mansfield did some of her most important writing.

The Fellowship has been offered annually from 1970. Previous recipients include Carl Nixon, Kate Camp, Anna Jackson, Mandy Hager, Greg McGee, Justin Paton, Chris Price, Ken Duncum, Damien Wilkins, Jenny Pattrick, Stuart Hoar, Jenny Bornholdt, Dame Fiona Kidman, Ian Wedde and other prestigious writers such as Bill Manhire, Janet Frame, Witi Ihimaera, Elizabeth Knox, Lloyd Jones, Roger Hall, Marilyn Duckworth, Michael King and Allen Curnow.

The Fellow receives a $35,000 grant to cover all costs including travel to Menton, insurance, living and accommodation costs. The grant is generated by a fund managed by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, which was made possible by generous donors including many individuals, the Winn Mason Menton Trust, Creative New Zealand and the New Zealand France Friendship Fund.

The successful applicant will travel to France in 2019.

For more information and to apply:

Applications close 11pm Monday 24 September 2018.

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