Contact Us or Apply


Please contact us:

  1. If you would like to undertake a residency. (see below)
  2. If you would like to sponsor a residency/Fellowship: Sponsorship_Document.pdf
  3. If you are part of an arts, educational, media or community organisation and would like to connect with our programme.
  4. If you would like to make a donation (ANZ # 06 0501 0893089 00). We are a registered charity.
  5. If you would like to volunteer.


Information on our residencies:

The minimum residency period is 1 week and the maximum is 3 months. 

We offer residencies to selected artists at a rate of NZ$350 a week. Additional days charged at NZ$50/night. ​ For use of a studio, the weekly rate is NZ$400, with additional days at NZ$57/night. The Saiko writers' studio, our smallest room, is  NZ$280 a week, with additional days at $40/night. 

A special $150 weekend package is offered, subject to availability, from Friday 5pm to Sunday 5pm, which includes transportation from/to Masterton.

A transportation fee of NZ$25/week applies if the artist has no vehicle. 

Residencies are available year-round and are self-catering. 

Please see the "What we Offer" page in the "About Us" section for information on what is provided, such as bedding, internet, sauna, complimentary phone calls within NZ, complimentary entry to the nearby bird sanctuary, weekly cleaning service, etc. 


Application process:

Please e-mail your application, in one document, under 1 mb:  a short biography, a short description of what you will work on during the residency, CV/resume, and a representative sample of your creative/academic work. We normally reply within one week.

Funding opportunities may be possible for selected NZ residents through the Creative Communities Scheme, if the artist/writer/musician/etc is willing to offer community outreach in exchange for the financial support. Please let us know if you are seeking this funding: http://mstn.govt.nz/services/community/index.php

NZPS is a non-profit organisation, and when funding permits, we offer supported residencies (which we call "fellowships").  Past fellowships have been for a visual artist, writer, poet, young female artist, an emerging artist, and an artist working with ANZAC issues. We list the announcements on the"News" page of this website and on our Facebook page. Please read the "Fellowships" section of the website for background information.


Email:  info (at) artistresidency (dot) org (dot) nz

Facebook:  /MtBruceNZ/

Tel: 06 375 8441

Postal address: NZPS, Jan Gerritsen, Secretary, P.O. Box 931, Masterton, NZ 5840



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