Notice - Covid-19 Pandemic 

20 March 2020

Until further notice, NZ Pacific Studio is accepting no applications for residencies, and for the foreseeable future, we anticipate welcoming New Zealand-based creative practitioners only.

Our first consideration is the health and welfare of our resident artists, hosts, and the local Wairarapa community, and we also want to continue to offer quality experiences for all involved.   As a registered charity in New Zealand, we are following the Ministry of Health - Manatū Hauora guidelines on the novel coronavirus relating to travel and self-isolation, as well as public programming.

NZ Pacific Studio believes in the power of art and creativity in our lives, especially during times of difficulty, and we invite you to stay in touch with us via our website and Facebook page.

As always, we thank you for your understanding and support, and we offer you and your family good wishes.



An award-winning, non-profit international residency programme founded in 2001.

We welcome visual artists, musicians, writers and other creative practitioners to apply for a residency/fellowship to work intensively on a project of their design.

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

Our residential spaces are located throughout Wairarapa - primarily in rural areas.  

Our residencies are self-catered (residents provide their own food) and self-funded (residents secure their own funding) although there are a few fellowships available each year, depending on sponsorship from the local community.

In recognition of our "outstanding contribution to the Tararua District community", NZ Pacific Studio received a 2018 Trustpower Community Award. 

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 proud member of ResArtis, a worldwide network of artist residencies. 

A registered charity, we rely on donations, members, volunteers, and sponsors. 

Please join us.