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Māngere-Ōtāhuhu is a place for artists to thrive

Arts scholarship to empower local creatives

Published: 9 March 2018
Applications are open for a new $2000 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Youth Arts Scholarship till 6 April.

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Are you under 24 and looking to take your art to the next level?

Do you know a talented and creative young person?

If so, tell them to get their thinking caps on and apply for the new $2,000 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Youth Arts Scholarship.

The local board is funding this scholarship to give the area’s many talented artists and creatives ways to access training and mentoring opportunities to take their skills to the next level.

Local Board Chair Lemauga Lydia Sosene says they want the area to be a place where young people feel they belong and can thrive.

“45 per cent of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu population is aged under 24 and the local board is committed to supporting our youth,” Lemauga Lydia Sosene says.

“This area is just bursting with creativity so this scholarship will ensure we foster that and showcase their talents.”

The scholarship will 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 $2,000.


How much is the scholarship worth?


When do applications close?

Applications close on Friday 6 April, 12pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

How do you apply?

Get applications forms from from the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board office and the Mangere Arts Centre or go to

Please complete all the required information on this application form and return it together with all supporting documentation to: Renee Tanner, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Arts Broker at or at your local library.

When will recipients be notified?

By the end of April 2018.

How many scholarships are being awarded?

Five, totaling $10,000.