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A non-profit international residency programme founded in 2001.

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

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

We also help facilitate linkages with the Wairarapa / Tararua creative community. 

Our residential spaces are located throughout the Wairarapa and Tararua.

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.