Expressions of Interest now open for our 2023 Residency!
Follow in the footsteps of our 2022 recipients: Te Oro Hā and Alvaro Moreno, and become our 2023 By Whakatū Residency Artist!
We want to support local artists through time and resources, help them meet new audiences, and to tell local stories to the community (and the world!).
We’re proud to again gift a paid residency to an incredible artist from our region, to progress their mahi or trial new ideas as part of the By Whakatū Residency Programme 2023. This will culminate in a sharing at the end of the Festival - to talk to what you’ve been playing with, share a work in progress or workshop ideas live with an audience.
- A budget of up to $2,000 NZD (ex. GST)
- Curatorial and producing support from Nelson Arts Festival team (if requested)
- A facilitated sharing/showing at the Suter Theatre with technical support at the conclusion of the residency
- An artist pass for Nelson Arts Festival 2023
Sound like you?
Please fill out the form below if you want to be our 2023 artist.
We've tried to keep it simple, but please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
We particularly invite submissions from artists who identify as mana whenua, tangata whenua, pasifika, black, indigenous, people of colour, disabled, neurodivergent, d/Deaf, culturally diverse, of marginalised gender or LGBTQIA+.
Please note this opportunity is only available for people who live in or whakapapa to Te Tauihu (Top of the South Island).
Key Dates for 2023:
- 4 September: Expressions of Interest (EOIs) open
- 18 September, 11pm: EOIs close
- 21 September: Successful applicant notified
- 29 October, 12:30pm: Sharing from residency as part of Nelson Arts Festival
You can find more information about the sharing space and technical support offered by the Festival here.
We can't wait to engage with your ideas!