Dame Malvina Major Foundation Taranaki Arts Excellence Awards

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What does the scholarship get me?

Elite Tertiary (Up to $30,000) and Secondary (Up to $1,500).

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 March 2021

There are two funding rounds per year - 31 March and 30 September.

Length of award

1 year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The Dame Malvina Major FoundationTaranaki Committee, with the support of the TSB Community Trust, offers funding opportunities twice a year to Taranaki youth involved in the performing arts. The committee seeks to support educational and training opportunities specifically designed to develop the skills of talented young Taranaki performers.

Selection criteria

Grants are open to artists from anywhere in the Taranaki District and are available in three categories -- Secondary School, Elite Tertiary level and groups and organisations -- to support performers in the varying stages of their development.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Grants will not be paid directly to applicants but paid directly to teachers or service providers upon presentation of invoices.

How do students apply?

More information, including how to apply, is available on the Dame Malvina Major Foundation website.
Application Form
Dame Malvina Major Foundation website

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Students will be contacted directly by the Taranaki committee.

Decision makers

The Dame Malvina Major Foundation Taranaki Committee

History or background of award

The Dame Malvina Major Foundation was established in 1991 to enable Dame Malvina Major’s vision to “share the dream” with talented young artists. The Foundation helps young New Zealanders achieve their potential in the performing arts by providing a range of grants, prizes and scholarships. Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Awards are currently available for young performers in the Auckland and Waikato, Taranaki, Wellington and Christchurch regions.

Additional information

Completed applications should be sent to: DMMF@staplestaranaki.co.nz or Dame Malvina Major Foundation Taranaki Committee, PO Box 146, New Plymouth 4340.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Taranaki Committee
The Dame Malvina Major Foundation
PO Box 146, New Plymouth 4340


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in January 2021.