New Zealand Pacific Studio
New Zealand Pacific Studio - a home for the arts in the hills of the Wairarapa.
Founded in 2001, New Zealand Pacific Studio is a non-profit international residency centre celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016. Over the past 15 years, about 500 creative people have lived and worked at the centre.
Our five-acre facility provides writers / artists / creative practitioners / researchers with much-needed space and time to work on a project of their choice. The cross-artform and multi-cultural hub opens its doors year-round for this intensive creative practice/research. We also foster dialogue between the residents and the Wairarapa/Tararua community. A registered charity, we welcome donations, members, volunteers, and sponsors.
- Provide studio and residential facilities for selected national and international creative practitioners / researchers to facilitate their intensive work and to foster inter-connectivity among the residents.
- Facilitate the finding and sharing of stories and creative processes that preserve and enrich the local culture, history and environments.
- Embed the creative processes and outputs of our residencies within the nearby communities of the Wairarapa and Tararua regions.