Meet our grantees
Karlo Mila (Tongan, Pākehā) from Wellington wrote a book of poetry and drafted her first novel on her Residency. She graduated with a PhD in Sociology form Massey University in 2011 and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at The University of Auckland in 2015.
“As a Pasifika artist, the opportunity to work in Hawaii was a dream come true. It is thriving with Pasifika and indigenous scholars and creatives – and simply being there expanded my own universe to incorporate so much more. Hawaii itself is magical. My novel grew – almost of its own accord – the poetry almost seemed to write itself – because the environment and the people were so conducive to creativity. I cannot recommend the experience enough.”