NZ Pacific Studio offers a few supported residencies or ‘fellowships’ 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.
Fellowship opportunities - usually 2 to 3 weeks long - may change according to funding periods and may not be offered annually. They cover accommodation and local transportation. Fellowships are self-catering (residents provide for their own meals), and fellows arrange for their own transportation to the Wairarapa.
Most fellowships come with the commitment to extend community outreach, and NZPS assists with the logistics of arranging these activities.
Fellows may choose to donate a work of art to the NZ Pacific Studio or to their sponsor.
Fellowships are available to an individual. However, an applicant is welcome to propose a collaborative project, but the fellowship 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.