Scholarships and awards

Iris Fisher Scholarship

Supporting the next generation of New Zealand's contemporary artists

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

Kalisolaite Uhila, Mo\'ui tukuhausia, 2012, commissioned by Te Tuhi.

Kalisolaite Uhila, Mo'ui tukuhausia, 2012, commissioned by Te Tuhi.

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. Since 2007 the Scholarship has supported the artists Erica van Zon, Boris Dornbusch, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Anthony Cribb, Louise Menzies, Blaine Western, Charlotte Drayton, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Katrina Beekhuis and Hannah Valentine. Now is your chance to join their ranks. Now is your chance to join their ranks.

Key Dates:

Submissions due: 10:00am, Monday 24 July 2017

2017 Iris Fisher Scholarship recipient announced: Saturday 11 August, during Te Tuhi's Spring exhibition opening

To learn more about eligibility for the award and the submission process, please download the form below


2017 Iris Fisher Scholarship Application form



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