PURPOSE OF THE YOUTH ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS: In the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area 45% of the population is aged under 24. The Local Board is committed to supporting these young people. Outcome 6 in the local board plan 2017 states: A place where everyone thrives and belongs; “……….our actions ensure positive prospects for the future of children and young people. We come together to celebrate our cultures……” The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those aged 14-24 undertaking formal study or extending/improving their practice or understanding of the arts. This may include, mentoring by a senior practitioner, equipment required to create art, enrollment in appropriate courses, attendance at a relevant conference and associated travel and accommodation. The scholarship is for a maximum of up to $2000.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE TO ASSIST YOUNG PEOPLE TO:• Advance their creative abilities.• Develop their workforce skills and achieve their desired careers through tertiary education and training courses.
BY ACHIEVING THESE OBJECTIVES, THE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL: • Foster the development of young people in Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board area.• Showcase the talents of young people in Māngere-Ōtāhuhu.• Achieve positive prospects for the young people of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu.
APPLICATION AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA: • Be aged 14-24.• Live in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board area.• That the skills or knowledge gained will have a positive impact on the local community.• Include a reference letter from a school principal, teacher, tertiary tutor, community leader or employer in support of your application.
HOW TO APPLY:
The Youth Art Scholarships are being administered by the Community Empowerment Unit, Auckland Council, with the assistance of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Arts Broker. Please complete all the required information on this APPLICATION FORM and then email all supporting documentation to: Renee Tanner, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Arts Broker, email@example.com OR pick up a copy of the Application Form to fill out at your local library.
Applications close on Friday 6 April 2018, 12:00pm. Late applications will not be accepted. (If you have any troubles applying or sending your supporting documents by this deadline please just get in touch with Renee anyway) Recipients will be notified by the end of April 2018
DECISIONS ON APPLICATIONS A panel including representatives of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board will determine how funding is allocated. Applicants will be notified of the decision by staff. The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board reserves the right to cancel any scholarship (in whole or in part) at any time if it discovers that any information provided by the applicant is not true, was misleading, or in the Board’s view the applicant has behaved in a manner that is not befitting of a scholarship recipient.
1. The disclosure of any information I provide as part of my application for a scholarship to any persons the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, consider relevant to enable proper consideration of my application.2. The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board obtaining any information about me held by any school or tertiary education facility which I have attended or referees I have provided.3. The publication of my name, biographical details, and a photograph of me and details of any scholarship which I may be awarded in any media, in the event I am awarded a scholarship.4. The disclosure of relevant information about me to any sponsors (if any) of the scholarships.5. The disclosure of information to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board
a. By tertiary or training institutions, or mentors to confirm enrolment, attendance and/or completion of study; orb. By the organisers to confirm participation or attendance at a conference or event related to the scholarship purpose.c. Quotes to be provided for any equipment requested.
6. If awarded a scholarship, be interviewed or provide a written report back to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board (up to 2 pages) on the outcome / results of my chosen course of study or conference/event after completion.