Calling all writers! Get ready to apply for Seed grants

Posted Thursday 21 Jul 2022

These grants from the New Zealand Writers Guild will open in 12 days. So on your marks, get set...APPLY!

Seed Grants represent an opportunity for writers to be innovative, to be brilliant, and to be excited to create something they own. Seed grants are the home of new and original stories. No constraints on genre, content, characters, location or even the space-time continuum. 

​Seed is for emerging and unproduced writers and Seed Advanced is for writers with more than 90 minutes of credited and produced scripted work.

​The industry needs strong and new ideas. We need stories that resonate. NZWG believes that our primary storytellers need to be unleashed and offered diverse pathways for developing these stories. Allowing writers space to find their voices will produce new and fresh perspectives to enrich the industry and the country.

​The goal of these New Zealand Film Commission funded grants is to create an opportunity for writers to create the feature film scripts they believe in. Seed and Seed Advanced provides unencumbered development funding specifically for writers only. 

​Seed Advanced acknowledges experienced writers by offering a higher grant level and flexibility around development costs.

OPEN | 8 August 2022

CLOSE | 16 September 2022 (midday)

GRANTS ANNOUNCED | 2 December 2022 (4pm)