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The Open Studios Project Summer Arts Residency 2018/2019

Job details

Rotorua Arts Village Trust
28 Sep 2018
Overseas, National, Bay of Plenty
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies
Work classification
Performing Arts, Toi Maori, Visual Arts


The Open Studios Project is a Summer artist residency programme run by The Arts Village in Rotorua. The residency has been delivered since 2011 and focuses on providing artists with studio space, materials and a broad brief for projects that engage the community and extend on their arts practice. 

The aims of the project are:

  • To enliven and enhance our community through engagement with the arts
  • To connect artists to their audiences
  • To provide an environment for artists and arts practitioners to fulfil their potential by having the time, space, and means to experiment and to be innovative
  • To support and further the development of artist’s creative practices

The project will this year award residencies to three artists who will share a studio as their own working space over the six week time period from mid-December 2018 to January 2019 . 

They will each receive a materials grant and a stipend to support their living costs during the six weeks. The amounts of the grants for the coming season (2018/2019) are yet to be confirmed. For reference, last season (2017/2018) these grants were a living stipend of $2000 and materials grant of $500.

The expectations of each artist will be:

  • To give a pecha-kucha style presentation at the start of the residency covering their arts practice and intentions for the residency.
  • To work on their own arts practice during the six weeks in an allocated work space in a shared studio (Studio Two) at The Arts Village.
  • To each carry out a minimum of 12 hours of free workshops/demonstrations/public talks for the public to participate in either to teach an artistic skill/creative approach, learn more about the artists practice,  or contribute to the creation of a community artwork.
  • To present a final showcase in the closing week of the residency open to the public which could include: a talk/presentation/works/performance. This will depend on the individual artist and how this suits their practice.
How to apply

Visit our website or download a copy of the application guidelines and form then submit your full proposal by 4PM, Friday 28th September 2018.

We have an info session for potential applicants coming up on Monday 10th September 2018 here in Rotorua at The Arts Village. Applicants are encouraged to contact us with any questions they have ahead of applying - our team are very happy to discuss and advise on your application. 

Contact details for questions and applications:

Frances Berkers - Community Engagement Coordinator

The Arts Village,  1240 Hinemaru Street,  Rotorua 3010,  Aotearoa / New Zealand

TEL: +64 7 348 9008

EMAIL: projects@artsvillage.org.nz

WEB: www.artsvillage.org.nz

Written by

The Arts Village

20 Aug 2018

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