New Zealand Pacific Studio
- Member for
- 14 years 7 months
Our residential spaces are located throughout the Wairarapa and Tararua. We provide creative practitioners with space to work intensively on a project of their design.
We welcome applicants living in New Zealand and abroad, as we value cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary dialogue. The region has rich resources for arts, culture and history. We help facilitate linkages with the Wairarapa / Tararua creative communities.
We have hosted nearly 500 artists / writers / researchers / environmentalist since 2001. The focus is on creative production and in enabling connections among the resident artists, as well as connections with the community.
We have a library of more than 2,000 books. Complimentary visits to the bird sanctuary (Pukaha Mount Bruce) are available.
Self-directed residencies offered to selected practitioners from NZ and abroad, working in any medium. Sponsored fellowships are also offered, conditional on funding (when available, information is posted on the "News" section of the NZPS website: www.artistresidency.org.nz and on the NZPS Facebook page). We recommend residents stay for at least two to three weeks as previous residents have found one week too short to achieve their goals.
A registered charity, NZPS welcomes sponsorships, volunteers, donations and memberships ($25/yr for adults; $10/yr for people under the age of 20; free for schools).
New Zealand Pacific Studio is a non-profit organisation that offers residencies to creative practitioners* in Wairarapa and Tararua, New Zealand. Our focus is on production and interconnectivity: giving practitioners the time and space to work in urban and rural settings, while facilitating connections with the wider community, ultimately valuing and honouring the stories and environments we share.
*artists (all artforms - painting, photography, dance, etc), writers of all kinds, researchers, natural and cultural historians and storytellers, producers and film-makers, curators, musicians, science communicators, environmentalists, post-graduate students, and scholars.
Watch this video (6-minute) about our international exhibition at Aratoi Museum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJJCdVNxXxo
Listen to this Radio New Zealand interview with a few recent residents: