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 on Sunday 30 October to see what huge talent and even bigger ideas are springing from our community!

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).

We can’t wait to read your ideas!

Click here to register your Expression of Interest

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

22 September 2022, 5pm: EOIs close

26 September 2022: Successful applicants notified

17-30 October 2022: Residency

30 October, 4pm: Sharing from residency as part of Nelson Arts Festival programme

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