Cenotaph Stories: Contemporary Reflections grant

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is offering an opportunity for writers to reflect on Covid-19 and to be paid for their efforts.

The Museum has five $1000 grants up for grabs for the Cenotaph Stories: Contemporary Reflections Grant, in partnership with Copyright Licensing New Zealand. Cenotaph Stories: Contemporary Reflections wants to capture contemporary responses to Covid-19 by exploring the similarities, parallels, and perspectives that emerge from considering the pandemic response in the contexts of peace and conflict, and remembrance and commemoration. The digital / online project will explore the concept that our fight against Covid-19 has been “like a war”.

The Museum is seeking innovative responses from emerging authors and creators to interpret these terms broadly. Works should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words or an equivalent expression in another form. It would are particularly like to hear from New Zealand-based writers and creators, including iwi Māori and the wider Moana Oceania, as well as those from the disabled, deaf and neurodivergent communities.


For more details, see here.