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

NZ Pacific Studio welcomes visual artists, musicians, writers and other creative practitioners to apply for a residency/fellowship to work intensively on a project of your design. 

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

We pair artists to residential spaces in Wairarapa / Tararua - primarily in rural homesteads. We are no longer based in the historic Normandell home in Kaiparoro Mount Bruce.

Residencies are self-catered (artists provide their own food) and self-funded (artists secure their own funding) while fellowships provide some sponsorship, depending on funding from our 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.

Member, ResArtis, the global network of artist residencies. 

Recipient, 2018 Trustpower Community Award for our 'outstanding contribution' to the community. 

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