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Lavinia Winter Fellow at NZ Pacific Studio

Lavinia Winter

Job details

New Zealand Pacific Studio Artists' Residency Centre
30 Nov 2016
Work type
Volunteer, Casual employment
Work classification
Pasifika, Performing Arts, Visual Arts


In memory of Lavinia Winter, NZ Pacific Studio invites applications for the 3-week Lavinia Winter Fellowship from women under the age of forty, living in New Zealand or abroad. Applicants can be working in any art medium, should have a particular creative project in mind, and should be in the early stage of their creative ‘careers’. Selection will be made on the nature of an applicant’s proposed project and the degree to which they will benefit from having the space and time to focus on a project of importance to them.


The 2017 Lavinia Winter Fellow will be in residence for three weeks 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 Lavinia Winter Fellow and complimentary transportation is offered from the airport or train/bus station in Masterton/Palmerston North. The residency is self-catering. The successful Fellow would need to bring necessary equipment and supplies with her.Visit to see what is offered at the residency centre.


How to apply

Please e-mail New Zealand Pacific Studio ( with the following in ONE PDF file under 1mb:

1. Your biography (under 100 words)

2. A description of your proposed project and why it is important to you (under 500 words)

3. A list of any specific requirements you may have.

4. A statement of how the Lavinia Winter Fellowship would benefit you at this time.

5. A sample of your writing (no more than 1,000 words) or 5 images of your work (or both) – this can be links to samples of your work online

Applications close midnight, 30 November 2016. Dates of residency are open to negotiation during the 2017 calendar year.

[NZPS also offers flexible fee-based residencies year-round. See ]

The Lavinia Winter Fellowship is available to an individual. However, an applicant is welcome to propose a collaborative project, but the Fellowship would only apply to the applicant and additional parties would need to cover the cost of their 3-week residency themselves. Additionally, an applicant is welcome to propose a project of more than three weeks in duration, but accommodation and transportation costs beyond the sponsored three week period would have to be met by the applicant.

If it is of interest to a Fellow, there is the opportunity to draw on the resources of the Wairarapa Archive during the Fellowship.

Key skills sought: 

A commitment to, and passion for, writing and/or the arts. An interest in communicating with other creative practitioners.

Written by

New Zealand Pacific Studio

28 Oct 2016

NZ Pacific Studio is a programme that provides creative practitioners with space to work intensively on a project of their design.    We have hosted nearly 500 residents since 2001.  The focus is on creative production and in enabling connections with the community.