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New Zealand Pacific Studio is the country's only residency centre for international and New Zealand creative practitioners - writers, visual artists, musicians, photographers and more - that is open year-round. 

About 500 people have come to live and work at the centre since we opened our doors in 2001. 

It's an enriching experience to be part of such a one-of-a-kind institution, which only exists because of the generosity of its sponsors, donors, volunteers and members. 

A registered charity, we work on a small budget and appreciate support from friends.


Please donate what you can. 

NZPS is a registered charity - donations are tax-deductible.

Payments and donations can be made in 2 ways:

1 / Cheque -- made out to 'New Zealand Pacific Studio' and posted to:

NZPS Secretary, Jan Gerritsen, PO Box 931, Masterton 5840, Wairarapa, New Zealand) 

2 / Direct Credit -- please put your name and 'NZPS Donation' 

as the reference details - ANZ account  #06 0501 0893089 00


NZ Pacific Studio is a small non-profit organisation run by a small group of people, 

and we would very much welcome your volunteer participation. 

Please email us at info @ artistresidency . org . nz or telephone us at 06 375 8441 

if you are interested to volunteer. Many thanks.

--designing posters

--photographing and filming activities

--helping with gardening work

--mowing lawns

--living at the house when we have a gap between our live-in house managers

--assessing applications for Fellowships (supported residencies)

--helping with cataloging our library of books

--helping with cataloging our art collection

--hosting artists for a day trip to sites around the Wairarapa

--writing about NZ Pacific Studio for newspapers, blogs, websites, magazines, etc

--helping run our Open Studio Days in Mount Bruce (held on Sunday afternoons)

--collecting artists at the Masterton train station and driving them to Mount Bruce 

--running fundraising events and assisting with grant applications

--helping at exhibitions, concerts, and other events