NZ Pacific Studio offers several supported residencies each year through the generosity of sponsorships from individuals and institutions of the Wairarapa/Tararua community. Applications are required, and there is a selection process by committee.
Usually 2 to 3 weeks long, these opportunities may vary according to funding periods and may not be offered annually. They cover accommodation and local transportation. Fellowships are usually self-catering (residents provide for their own meals), and residents arrange for their own transportation to and from the Wairarapa.
Most come with the request to offer a community activity, and we assist with these logistics.
Residents may choose to donate a work to NZ Pacific Studio or to their sponsor.
These opportunities are available to an individual. An applicant is welcome to propose a collaborative project, but the residency would only apply to the applicant and additional parties would need to cover their costs. Additionally, an applicant is welcome to propose a project that extends beyond the specified period, but additional accommodation and transportation costs would have to be met by the applicant.