Scholarships and awards

Iris Fisher Scholarship

Christina Pataialii, Solid gold, 2018 (install view). Photo by Sam Hartnett

Christina Pataialii, Solid gold, 2018 (install view). Photo by Sam Hartnett

The Iris Fisher Scholarship is a national award of $5,000 to support a postgraduate student in their final year of a visual arts/fine arts course of study.

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 12 August 2019

Since 2007 Te Tuhi, in partnership with the Fisher family, have supported the development of emerging New Zealand artists with this generous and prestigious award. Previous recipients of the Scholarship are Erica van Zon, Boris Dornbusch, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Anthony Cribb, Louise Menzies, Blaine Western, Charlotte Drayton, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Katrina Beekhuis, Hannah Valentine, Christina Pataialii and Quishile Charan. Now is your chance to join their ranks. 

Applications are now open to full and part-time applicants from across New Zealand enrolled in a visual arts/fine arts course at tertiary level 700 Honours, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters programme. It is envisaged that these funds will be put toward fees, materials, travel or a purpose which will enable and aid the recipient to successfully complete their final year of tertiary study.

For full details about the scholarship and how to apply, download the guidelines and application form below.


2019 Iris Fisher Scholarship Application form


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