The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora
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:
- be in residence in The Arts Centre Creative Residence during their stay
- be available for media interviews and photographs
- work with The Arts Centre to devise and deliver an event(s) for the public including exhibitions, performances, open studio, workshops, forums, classes etc.
- acknowledge the support of The Arts Centre in any publicity material pertaining to the creative work or events that they may create while in residence at The Arts Centre
- provide The Arts Centre, within 4 weeks of completing their residency, with a report of their time at The Arts Centre
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.
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.
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.