Mātātuhi Foundation to offer writing, reading, literacy grants
The Auckland Writers Festival (AWF) has launched a new foundation that will support New Zealand writers and fund activities that contribute to New Zealand’s literary landscape.
The Mātātuhi Foundation aims to award up to 10 one-off grants of NZ$2000–$5000 (A$1830–$4580) per year (contingent on available funds) to projects that allow New Zealand writers to develop and promote their works. The grants will also cover activities for readers that increase their engagement with New Zealand literature, and projects that contribute to literacy in the country.
Operating independently of the AWF Trust, the foundation’s inaugural committee comprises three independent members as well as AWF chair Phillipa Muir and AWF director Anne O’Brien.
Expressions of interest will be open twice a year, with deadlines of 31 October and 31 May. For more information, see the Mātātuhi Foundation website.