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Auckland Regional Parks Artist in Residence

Job details

Auckland Council
15 Feb 2021
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies
Work classification
Literature & Publishing, Screen & Sound, Visual Arts


This is a well-established residency – which has been operating for 13 years.

It is open to visual artists and other creatives e.g. writers, choreographers, filmmakers.  We have hosted 17 artists so far – including a poet, painter, choreographer, jeweller, filmmaker, cartographer, photographer and a sculptor.

The residency moves to a new park or new site within a park, each year. This year the selected artist will live and work at either Duder or Awhitu Regional Parks. Next year it will move westwards.

Sharing the art generated and insights gained during the residency, is an essential part of this residency. The art created has an interpretive ‘role’.

Some interaction with either visitors or park staff is encouraged.

This residency offers:  

  • 8 weeks free accommodation - long enough to focus and complete a site-responsive project
  • accommodation in seaside settings and stunning surroundings to inspire new work
  • park-based, wilderness opportunities and experiences
  • freedom to create anything in any artform or material (provided it is new & related to some aspect of the park)
  • access to local knowledge holders: park rangers, ecologists etc.
  • 24/7 exposure to natural environments – see in all moods, weather conditions, tides etc.
  • a weekly fee ($600) to contribute towards material, equipment, tools and supply costs
  • a chance to interact and/or even collaborate with park staff, park visitors, park volunteers (and sometimes iwi).

Would suit independent, mature, innovative and adventurous artists.

How to apply

Please visit our website for applications and further information.

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17 Dec 2020