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The Arts Centre > Creative Residency Programme

The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand is offering a residency programme to support creative professionals practicing in any creative media to work on a project. It is open to people from New Zealand and around the world for a residency period of between 1 and 3 months.

Engagement with the local community is an integral part of this residency programme and it is anticipated that the residency will culminate in an exhibition, performance, reading, workshops or some other such event that involves the community. It is also hoped that residents will be interested in collaborating with local practitioners.

Applications are open to creative professionals from a broad range of practices such as visual arts and crafts, music, theatre, dance, film, writing, design, photography, and digital and sound art, fashion and gaming.

The Arts Centre will provide:

  • Publicity informing the local community of the residency.

  • A fully furnished room with work desk and private bathroom in The Arts Centre’s Creative Residence. Living spaces are shared with other residents.

  • A per diem of $85 NZD (~50 EUR) per day, paid weekly

  • Up to $1500 NZD (~875 EUR) towards travel costs to and from Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Links, contacts and advice in relation to the local arts and creative industries community.

  • Advice and support with orientation and realising projects onsite.

  • Studio space may be provided depending on availability and requirements.


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