As part of our ongoing commitment to artists living in our region, in 2022 we are proud to gift a space to an artist for a two-week paid residency to progress a new piece, deep dive on a particular aspect of their mahi, or just trial a whole lot of new ideas.

At the end of the two weeks, the recipient will share some of what they’ve been working with in a presentation, discussion or workshop capacity. Please join us to see what huge talent and even bigger ideas are springing from our community - as we unfortunately have to postpone our original date for the sharing, please check back here for the new date.

See information below about the expressions of interest process.

We particularly invite submissions from artists who identify as mana whenua, tangata whenua, people of colour, disabled, neurodivergent, d/Deaf, culturally diverse, of marginalised gender or LGBTQIA+.

Expressions of Interest

The form below is to collect your Expression of Interest in being the inaugural By Whakatū Residency Artist at Nelson Arts Festival 2022.

We've tried to keep it simple, but please reach out to if you need any further information on how to answer any of the questions or if you'd like to submit in a different format (video, audio, or other - or upload it below).

Please note this opportunity is only available for people who live in or whakapapa to Te Tauihu (top of the South Island).

Applications have now closed and the recipients have been notified - thank you all for your amazing Expressions of Interest!

Key Dates:
7 September 2022: Expressions of Interest (EOIs) open

26 September 2022, 5pm: EOIs close

29 September 2022: Successful applicants notified

17-30 October 2022: Residency (open to other dates structures if that works better for you)

NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON: Sharing from residency as part of Nelson Arts Festival programme

Sharing: Sun 30 Oct | 4.00 pm [POSTPONED: new date soon]

60 min
Free or Koha

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