• NZ Pacific Studio Re-opens
    After a hiatus due to the pandemic, our international arts residency programme re-opens with two residency opportunities for Tangata Whenua and Writers.

    We invite sponsors for additional residencies, and we invite members for the 2023 year.
    Posted: Monday 23 January 2023
  • Applications now open for 2023 Te Ao o Te Pukeko Residency!
    Open to creative people from Aotearoa, this two-week residency is offered between the 13th and the 30th of April. An amazing opportunity, though applications are closing on the 31st of January 2023 so make sure you jump in quickly and check it out. For more details on this residency and how to apply, please go to:
    Posted: Tuesday 10 January 2023
  • Applications open for NZ Pacific Studio 2023 RAK Mason Writer's Residency
    Open to writers in Aotearoa and abroad.
    The 3-week residency is offered in May 2023.
    Application deadline: 31 January 2023.
    Many thanks to our kind - and anonymous - donor for supporting this opportunity.
    For more information:
    Posted: Monday 9 January 2023
  • Thank You, Cross Creek Blues Club!
    We are incredibly appreciative of the Cross Creek Blues Club's generous donation of $1,500 to our music fellowship fund. We are sad to say farewell to your wonderful club which supported and encouraged live music in the Wairarapa for many years, and we intend to continue the success you had dating back to the late 1990’s. 
    Posted: Monday 2 January 2023
  • New Board Members Announced
    NZ Pacific Studio turns 20 years old and announces new Board
    Posted: Sunday 22 August 2021
  • NZ Pacific Studio will hold its AGM
    on Monday 26 July, 7pm
    at REAP Wairarapa, 340 Queen St, Masterton
    All welcome

    Confirmation of Minutes of previous AGM
    Matters arising
    Chairman’s Report for 2020
    Confirmation of Chairs report
    Financial Review for 2020
    Confirmation of 2020 Financial Review
    Appointment of Auditor for 2021
    Board resignations
    Nominations of new Board members
    Nomination of Office Bearers
    Any other business
    Posted: Wednesday 7 July 2021
  • Artist's ANZAC Flags to fly at Bridge, Pukāha & across 6 Towns
    NZ Pacific Studio and the Friends of ANZAC Bridge present this beautiful community arts initiative led by portrait artist Esther Bunning, our 2020/2021 ANZAC Bridge Fellow and NZ Photographer of the Year.
    Posted: Monday 19 April 2021
  • ALLSORTS - 2020/2021 Music Fellowship
    NZ Pacific Studio & Wairarapa Community Orchestra
    welcome you to ALLSORTS -- music for everyone!!
    Posted: Tuesday 30 March 2021
  • 2020 RAK Mason Fellowship - open for applications
    RAK MASON FELLOWSHIP (since 2014)
    Open to fiction writers and poets based in Aotearoa New Zealand only.
    Application deadline: 1 August 2020
    Residency period: 3 weeks (not between 15 Dec - 15 Jan)
    With thanks to generous sponsors from the Wairarapa community,  the Fellow will live in a self-contained rural cottage hosted by people with an interest in supporting the arts.
    The purpose of this RAK Mason Fellowship is to support writers by giving them time and space to focus on their project, and to honour one of New Zealand’s foremost writers, RAK Mason (1905-1971), with his intense energy, commitment to literature, and his interest in the ways different literary forms inform each other.
    Applicants can be at any stage in their creative ‘careers.’
    For more information, visit our website:
    Posted: Monday 8 June 2020
  • Music Fellowship - Application deadline 1 August 2020
    New Zealand Pacific Studio Artist Residency Programme invites applications from creative practitioners working in music for the Music Fellowship in Wairarapa, New Zealand.
    Open to NZ-based artists only.
    Emerging and established practitioners are welcomed to apply.
    The three-week opportunity must be taken up before 30 Nov 2020.
    Supported by Carterton Creative Communities Scheme and Cross Creek Blues Club.
    Application deadline: 1 August 2020, midnight, NZ time.
    For details:
    Posted: Monday 1 June 2020
  • NZ Pacific Studio is accepting NO APPLICATIONS for residencies, until further notice.

    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.
    Posted: Friday 20 March 2020
  • Kerri McGill - 2020 Masterton District Fellow
    An artist from Massachusetts, USA, Kerri McGill is NZ Pacific Studio’s 2020 Masterton District Fellow, thanks to support from the Masterton District Council.
    Posted: Sunday 1 March 2020
  • Esther Bunning awarded 2020 ANZAC Bridge Fellowship
    NZ Pacific Studio and Friends of ANZAC Memorial Bridge are delighted to announce the NZPS 2020 ANZAC Bridge Fellow - Esther Bunning from Greytown, NZ. We very much look forward to working with Esther and seeing her project come to life. Here is a little introduction to Esther's creative practice and her ANZAC Bridge Project.
    Posted: Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • Two Artists in the News
    Dani Henke (USA/NZ) and Renate Hahn (Germany) were both featured in the local newspaper, Wairarapa Times Age, on 28/1/2020.

    Dani Henke (USA/NZ), Masterton District Fellow
    Many thanks to Masterton District Council and Masterton District Library.

    Renate Hahn (Germany), Artist-in-residence
    Many thanks to Wairarapa Archive.
    Posted: Friday 31 January 2020
  • 2019 - A GOOD YEAR at NZ Pacific Studio
    In 2019, NZ Pacific Studio welcomed 12 artists/writers/musicians from 6 countries.
    - offered several free community activities,
    - recruited 2 new Board members,
    - transitioned from our facility at Mt Bruce,
    - developed a network of wonderful hosts in Wairarapa who offer accommodation & hospitality for our artists,
    - secured a new Carterton District Fellowship,
    - and we're offering other Fellowships in 2020 - ANZAC Bridge (application deadline 22 Jan), Ema Saiko (Poetry), Music, RAK Mason, and Masterton District and Tararua District Fellowships.


    Photo: Carriage clock made by Christopher Burton, in whose homestead NZ Pacific Studio was based from 2001-2018.
    Posted: Wednesday 8 January 2020
  • Applications open for 2020 ANZAC Bridge Fellowship - Deadline 22 January
    Application deadline - 22 January 2020.
    The focus for 2020 is the Mounted Rifles and the horses that went to war.
    This Fellowship has been offered annually since 2006.
    Posted: Monday 23 December 2019
  • Sue Wootton, Jackie Davis and recent residents
    Thank you to the Wairarapa Times Age for publishing this feature story on New Zealand Pacific Studio -- with Sue Wootton, Jackie Davis and other recent residents, recent hosts, and recent activities in the community.

    Follow this link to read the article:

    (Pictured, L to R:
    Authors and NZPS residents Sue Wootton and Jackie Davis,
    with NZPS Board Member Jan Gerritsen,
    at a public event at Masterton District Library in October)
    Posted: Wednesday 20 November 2019
  • 2019 Ema Saiko Poetry Fellowship
    Applications are now open: deadline is 2 August 2019.
    The 3-week Fellowship honours Japanese poet and painter Ema Saiko (1787-1861) who dedicated herself to, and developed, a poetic form centred on the discovery and unfolding of a rich intellectual and artistic life connected to the physical environment. Saiko was acutely attuned to the daily and seasonal transformations of the natural world.   
    Please apply at the link below:
    Posted: Monday 1 July 2019
  • Applications accepted for the Masterton Fellowship - Deadline 2 Aug 2019
    NZ Pacific Studio offers two 3-week ‘Masterton Fellowships’ for two individuals (who can work separately or collaboratively) with thanks to the generous support of the Masterton District Council.
    A community outreach component must be offered as part of the application.
    The 3-week residency must be completed before 31 March 2020.
    Posted: Sunday 30 June 2019
  • Application for 2109 RAK Mason Fellow -deadline 1 August 2019
    With thanks to a generous sponsor from the Wairarapa community,  the 2019 RAK Mason Fellow will live in a self-contained cottage hosted by people with an interest in supporting the arts.
    The purpose of this RAK Mason Fellowship is to encourage creativity, to explore the different literary forms or genres and their potential, and to honour one of New Zealand’s foremost writers, RAK Mason (1905-1971), with his intense energy, commitment to literature, and his interest in the ways different literary forms inform each other.
    Deadline: 1 August 2019 (midnight NZ time)
    Photo of RAK Mason by Colin Firth, 1947.
    Apply at the link below:
    Posted: Sunday 30 June 2019
  • JAZZ / BLUES FELLOWHIP (inaugural year, 2019)
    NZ Pacific Studio invites applications from accomplished musicians in the blues/jazz genre for a 2-week fellowship, the inaugural Jazz/Blues Fellowship.
    A condition of the Jazz/Blues Fellowship is to prepare for a concert, the proceeds of which will fund the next year’s fellowship. Local musicians can be available as required for backing and your application should indicate your requirements for additional musicians and equipment.
    The Fellow must undertake the residence before 1 December 2019 (and ideally between 15 October and 30 November 2019).
    The Fellowship is made possible through a donation from the winding up of the assets of the Cross Creek Blues Club.
    Application deadline: 1 August 2019
    Apply at the link below:
    Posted: Sunday 30 June 2019

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