Artists/writers working in any media and located in New Zealand or abroad are welcomed to apply for a three-week supported residency at New Zealand Pacific Studio, in Mount Bruce, Wairarapa.
The 2018 Masterton Fellow will be in residence for three weeks (before 1 June 2018) at an historic 1911 villa that in 2001 was converted into NZ Pacific Studio, a year-round international residency centre. Over the past 15 years, the non-profit centre has hosted hundreds of creative practitioners. The five-acre facility has several studio spaces, a large library, four fireplaces/woodstoves, sauna, and a cottage.
Accommodation costs are sponsored (valued at NZD1,050) for the Masterton Fellow and complimentary transportation is offered from the airport or train/bus station in Masterton/Palmerston North. The residency is self-catering. Visit http://www.artistresidency.org.nz/433676/ to see what is offered at the residency centre.
The Masterton Fellowship, in its third year, is possible through a grant from the ‘Community Development Fund’ of Masterton District Council. As the name of the Fund indicates, the Masterton Fellow will offer a cultural/artistic programme that will creatively engage the nearby community.
Possible Masterton-based partners in this public outreach: Aratoi Museum, Dirty Fingers Pottery, Kahungungu or Rangitane maraes, King Street Artworks, Masterton Art Club, Masterton District Library, Rural Education Activity Programme (REAP), Wairarapa Archives, The Wool Shed, various schools at the primary, intermediate, secondary or tertiary level (UCOL Masterton) and various social service/community-based centres.
Applicants can be writers, visual artists, curators, dancers, musicians, film-makers, photographers, historians, storytellers -- there are no limits. Applicants can be at any stage in their creative ‘careers’ and are also welcome to propose a collaborative project, but the fellowship would only apply to one applicant; additional parties would need to cover the cost of their residency. Applicants may also propose a project of more than three weeks in duration, but accommodation and transportation costs beyond the fellowship period would be met by the applicant.