KIA ORA!  Nau Mai Haere Mai!

Welcome to our award-winning, non-profit international residency programme founded in 2001.

We host visual artists, musicians, writers & other creative people in our region        and we run cultural activities.

We welcome creative people from around Aotearoa & the world to apply for a residency to work on a project of your design, and to engage with our community.

We pair artists to residential spaces in Wairarapa/Tararua - primarily in rural homesteads. (Note: we are no longer based in the historic homestead in Mount Bruce.) 

We offer supported residencies, seeking funds from our community to make this possible. Other residencies are self-funded (artists secure their own funding) and self-catering (artists provide their own food). 

We are an arts / residency programme that connects national and international creative practitioners with local communities, building personal practice, collective wellbeing, and creative capability through the finding and sharing of stories and processes that honour and protect our local culture, history, and environments.

We are honoured to have received the 2018 Trustpower Community Award for our 'outstanding contribution' to the community.

A Registered Charity (CC22090), we welcome your support - please join us.