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This award is to help cover the costs of a professional development opportunity either in New Zealand or overseas.
Applicants who have feature film credits can apply for up to NZ$5,000 to help cover the costs of a significant professional development opportunity in their area of expertise. For example, this might be taking part in an international workshop or masterclass. The award will assist with direct costs, and travel and accommodation expenses.
To be eligible for a Professional Development Award, the applicant must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
Applicants must attach a proposal that contains a:
Applications may be submitted at any time. Please send your application in a single document to the Professional Development Executive at email@example.com.
Opportunities that past recipients of this award have attended include: the Production Budgeting and Accounting workshop at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (Sydney), a masterclass at the Acting Center (LA), and the Shelley Mitchell Acting Workshop (Berlin).