A non-profit international residency programme founded in 2001.
Our residential spaces are located throughout Wairarapa - primarily in rural areas.
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.
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.
In recognition of our "outstanding contribution to the Tararua District community", NZ Pacific Studio received a 2018 Trustpower Community Award.
- 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.
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.
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.