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What we offer

Kia ora! 

New Zealand Pacific Studio offers:

    • Residencies for creative practitioners to work intensively on their projects, with no distractions. 
    • Many of the accommodations are self-contained cottages in rural areas. All include a private bedroom, fully functional kitchen for self-catering, private bath/shower/toilet, full linens, and laundry facilities. Only a few include studio space. Internet access is available at most locations (data may be limited). Art materials not included.
    • We match applicants to the appropriate space and host, according to the creative project being undertaken. 
    • Artists provide for their own meals, although some hosts offer shared meals from time to time.
    • Most residencies are self-funded, although we can provide ideas on sources of funding. We aim to offer a few supported residencies each year.
    • Local Transport for a weekly fee (plus petrol) - this includes pick-up and drop-off in Masterton / Wairarapa for arrival and departure, and one weekly shopping trip.  If more extensive transportation is needed as part of a project, this will need to be negotiated, in advance. Please indicate if you will have your own vehicle. 
    • NZ Pacific Studio can provide some community support such as linkages with local arts organisations, groups and schools - this primarily is for our supported residencies. A small library  is also available upon request. See the Community Outreach section.
    • Complimentary Pass to Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre with kiwi and other native birds, ancient tuatara, eels... Open daily.