The Arts Centre will provide:
Aside from the travel funds detailed above, residents are expected to arrange their own transport to and from Christchurch, and arrange their own work permits/visa if applicable, with the support of The Arts Centre.
Applications should be sent to: [email protected]. Interested creative professionals are requested to submit:
The applicant will receive acknowledgement of receipt of their application within one week. Applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted for consideration or not within one month of receiving their application. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to further outline:
The Arts Centre will advise as to the success of the application within one month of receiving this additional information.
Dating back to 1877, The Arts Centre has a rich history and an exciting future at the heart of the arts community in Ōtautahi Christchurch. The residency programme supports creative professionals practicing in any creative media to work on a project for up to three months at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. 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.
Residents are expected to:
The Arts Centre will provide a fully furnished room with work desk and private bathroom in The Arts Centre’s Creative Residence. Living spaces are shared with other residents. In the residences there are four large, beautifully appointed double bedrooms with private bathrooms. The modern living, dining and kitchen spaces with an additional study nook and a balcony are shared between residents.
This wheelchair accessible accommodation is an ideal base for individual creatives or people from creative organisations visiting the city to take part in conferences, performances and other events in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Studio space may be provided depending on availability and requirements. Have a look on their website to get an idea of the types of spaces The Arts Centre may be able to provide.
Located in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch, The Arts Centre is an Aotearoa New Zealand landmark – home to galleries, museums, cinemas, boutique retailers, artisan eateries and bars, engaging events and much more. The Creative Residences is a hub for creative people to stay, make connections and be inspired at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora. Contemporary comfort meets exquisite history in this beautifully appointed heritage space. Located upstairs in the recently restored and earthquake strengthened West Lecture building (1917), the residences are a place where creatives can enjoy all The Arts Centre and central Christchurch has to offer.