The Christchurch committee of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation is inviting applications from across Te Waipounamu for its Arts Excellence Awards, with up to $10,000 available for young artists with outstanding ability and potential.
It’s the first year the awards have been extended to all of the South Island.
The Dame Malvina Major Foundation assists young Kiwis in the performing arts to achieve their potential by providing a range of grants, prizes and scholarships to enable education and training opportunities.
The focus of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation’s regional committees is on fostering local talent and supporting their development. Alongside financial support through Arts Excellence Awards, this can include offering professional guidance and organising local fundraising events where artists have the opportunity to perform.
Open to young artists who have lived in, or had a substantial proportion of their training and artistic development in the South Island, applications close July 31.