The Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award is for an outstanding mid-career or senior New Zealand visual artist to undertake a ten week residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California. One award valued at US$24,000 is granted each year, towards a ten week artist residency.
Closing date: 1 August annually
This award is offered in partnership with the Wallace Arts Trust as part the annual Wallace Art Awards, the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand which aim to support, promote and expose New Zealand contemporary art and artists.
The residency will run in either the American Spring or Summer of each year, with the recipient based at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California.
To be eligible, you must:
- have a suitable background in the visual arts. The minimum qualification is a Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent artistic or professional achievement;
- have a specific project on which you propose to work on during the residency; and
- meet the citizenship requirements for this award.
You are eligible to apply for this award if you:
- are a New Zealand citizen;
- and are not a permanent resident or citizen of the US;
- and are not currently living in the US.
Preference for Fulbright scholar awards is given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright scholar award, or had extensive recent experience in the US. (ie. have not studied, taught, researched or worked in the US for a period aggregating more than nine months/one academic year during the past five years)
- International travel and additional stipend of US$4,000;
- Accomodation at Headlands Center of the Arts for the duration of the residency (ten weeks);
- A private artist’s studio at Headlands for the duration of the residency;
- Five meals per week at Headlands for the duration of the residency;
- Stipend of US$500 per month (pro rata) for the duration of the residency;
- The opportunity to participate in various programmes and activities available to Fulbright scholars in the US;
- A basic health benefit plan covering a maximum of US$50,000 per sickness or injury.
- Your award must be approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in Washington, DC;
- The period of your award is ten weeks;
- Your award must be taken up in the calendar year (1 January-31 December) following official confirmation of the award. The successful applicant shall undertake either a Spring residency from March to May 2013, or a Summer one from June to August 2013, as mutually agreed by the grantee and Headlands Center for the Arts. Note that you will be eligible to arrive and depart from the US 30 days either side of your award dates;
- You will be required to undertake a full medical examination before applying for your visa;
- You must travel on a New Zealand passport, and US immigration documentation must be completed from within New Zealand. Grantees must use the DS-2019 form provided by Fulbright New Zealand to obtain an Exchange Visitor (J) non-immigrant visa to enter the United States. You will be required to attend a visa interview at the US Consulate in Auckland in order to obtain your visa;
- You must arrange your own travel. International travel will only be funded between New Zealand and the US, and must be on either an American or New Zealand carrier. You must find your own way to Headlands using remaining travel money or stipend;
- You may be required to fulfil some Fulbright New Zealand/Wallace Arts Trust media requirements before your departure for the US, during your exchange and/or on return to New Zealand;
- Whilst at Headlands you will be expected to:
- implement your artistic project as articulated in the application;
- enhance the profile and development of New Zealand visual arts; and
- develop and extend professional links with artists and artistic networks;
- On returning from the US you will be expected to have completed, or substantially completed, a body of artwork and should be able to demonstrate other tangible benefits to New Zealand visual arts;
- You must provide Fulbright New Zealand with copies of any articles, research papers or theses resulting from your award. A final report must also be completed before you depart from the US;
- Fulbright grantees must travel to the US on an Exchange Visitor (J) non-immigrant visa. A requirement of this visa is that you must return to your home country for a cumulative total of two years at the end of your exchange visitor programme before becoming eligible to apply to live in the US. This home-country foreign residency requirement is in keeping with the philosophy of the Fulbright exchange programme, that you return to New Zealand to share your experiences. Note that you will not be prohibited from travelling to the US for short-term visits on the visa waiver program or a non-immigrant visa.
It was Senator J William Fulbright’s mission to build peace through the mutual understanding of cultures. Fulbright applicants and grantees are expected to understand and support this mission and be effective ambassadors for New Zealand. In addition to the monetary, educational and cultural exchange benefits made possible by the award, Fulbright grantees carry the prestige of the Fulbright programme along with them throughout their careers. Alumni are expected to succeed and be ‘thought leaders’ in their respective fields/careers, and to support and remain engaged with the Fulbright programme for the rest of their lives.
The James Wallace Arts Trust purpose
In the mid 1960s James Wallace began collecting New Zealand art, particularly that of emerging artists. In 1992 he transferred his Collection to the newly-formed James Wallace Arts Trust and proceeded to fund the Trust so that it could continue to add to the Collection and support the arts in New Zealand in general, as well as assist emerging artists both through patronage and promotion via exhibitions.
The Collection is available to the public through a changing programme of free exhibitions at The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre in Auckland, and also hosts touring regional exhibitions. The arts centre also houses an artist-in-residency programme, and is currently developing an education programme aimed at secondary schools. As well as running the arts centre, the Wallace Arts Trust loans out artworks to some 30 institutions ranging from schools to universities and hospitals, to expose as wide a range of audience to contemporary New Zealand art as possible. A large portion of the Collection is housed at Rannoch, a major Arts and Crafts house owned by the Trust, which can be visited on application.
In 1991, James Wallace established the annual Wallace Art Awards, administered by The James Wallace Arts Trust. These awards are now the longest-surviving and richest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand.
Headlands Center for the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through artists’ residencies and public programmes, Headlands offers opportunities for reflection, dialogue and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.
In creating Headlands, its founders sought to re-configure the role of the artist from a marginalised position to that of a central participant in our society. Since 1987 Headlands has developed this idea into an array of dynamic programmes for artists and the public.
Headlands is located in Sausalito, California.
Application process and forms
- You must complete and submit the application form below by the application deadline*;
- You must also submit all required support documents and an electronic portfolio to us by the application deadline;
- Interviews will be held in Auckland in August 2013. Fulbright New Zealand will pay the costs of travel to Auckland only for applicants residing in New Zealand. Applicants outside New Zealand who are unable to attend an interview in person may be disadvantaged;
- The successful applicant will be announced at the Wallace Art Awards ceremony in Auckland in September 2013.
* Note that if the application deadline falls on a weekend or public holiday, the deadline is extended to 5:00pm on the next business day.
Applications for this award are currently closed. Please check back in mid-May for the 2013 application form.
For further information, contact our Programme Manager for this award, Stefanie Joe – firstname.lastname@example.org / (04) 494 1507
Fulbright New Zealand has Campus Advisers stationed on all major New Zealand campuses. Our Advisers are all Fulbright alumni who are available to discuss their exchange experiences with students and staff, as well as to give basic information about our awards.
For information about The James Wallace Arts Trust and the Wallace Art Awards, please visit The James Wallace Arts Trust website at www.wallaceartstrust.org.nz or contact:
Matthew Wood, Trust Administrator
The James Wallace Arts Trust
PO Box 24657
Tel +64 9 639 2010
For information about Headland Center for the Arts please visit www.headlands.org