Maori artists get an invite

Contemporary Maori dancers and writers have a chance to develop their arts practice at one of the world's largest arts and creativity incubators.

Over the next two years Canada's Banff Centre will reserve one spot for a Maori artist in each of its indigenous dance and writing residency programmes. The opportunity is funded by Creative New Zealand.

The Indigenous Dance Residency is a four-week intensive programme of daily classes as well as creating a new choreographic work.

The Indigenous Writing programme comprises two weeks of writing time and 10 weeks working online from home and with a mentor.

Applications for the writing programme close on May 1. Dance programme applications close on May 10.

Go to to apply.

Manukau Courier