A home for the arts in the hills of the Wairarapa.

A non-profit international residency centre founded in 2001.

Our 5-acre facility has 7 work-spaces and is open year-round.

We welcome applicants living in New Zealand or abroad, as we value cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary dialogue.

We provide writers / artists / environmentalists / researchers with space to work on a project of their design.  

We also run workshops, performances, exhibitions, Open Studio Days with the community.

Our objectives:

  1. Provide studio & residential facilities for selected national and international creative practitioners / researchers to facilitate their intensive work and to foster inter-connectivity among the residents.
  2. Facilitate the finding and sharing of stories and creative processes that preserve and enrich the local culture, history and environments.
  3. Embed the creative processes and outputs of our residencies within the nearby communities of the Wairarapa and Tararua regions.

NZ Pacific Studio is a member of ResArtis, a worldwide network of artist residencies. A registered charity, we rely on donations, members, volunteers, and sponsors.