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NZ$800,000 raised to secure Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship

A successful fundraising campaign has secured the future of the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship, which enables a New Zealand writer to live for up to six months in Menton, France, reports Booksellers New Zealand.

Following a decline in sponsorship, the Winn Manson Menton Trust entered an agreement with the Arts Foundation of New Zealand that ‘if NZ$800,000 (A$751,800) could be raised, the Foundation would permanently invest the funds and manage the residency’. The fundraising campaign, managed by the Arts Foundation and chaired by Wellington Financial adviser Keith Ferguson, reached its target this month.

For the past 46 years the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship has offered the winning writer a three-month residency, worth $35,000, with access to the writing room in Villa Isola Bella where New Zealand author Katherine Mansfield once lived. The 2017 fellowship is now open for applications.


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