Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre Creative Residency Programme 2022

This residency is designed to support three artists practising in a range of artforms to create new work, build connections with each other, and engage with local arts communities and audiences across a 12-week residency from mid-May to mid-August 2022 at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Applications are open to artists of any artform that are Aotearoa New Zealand citizens and permanent residents and are fully vaccinated and hold a My Vaccine Pass. Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 23 January 2022.

Residents will become part of a small onsite community accommodated within communal living quarters at Te Matatiki Toi Ora, connected to other artists and creative professionals working within the cultural precinct of Ōtautahi. We also want to encourage artists to explore possibilities for artistic collaboration during and post-residency with each other and the wider community.

Te Matatiki Toi Ora provides a unique setting for the artists – the largest collection of Category 1 heritage listed buildings in Aotearoa, a hub for creative organisations and businesses, and an entity that has established relationships with creative and educational organisations. Programmes at Te Matatiki Toi Ora are supported by a Māori Advisory Komiti of senior Toi Māori practitioners.

Public events will be delivered by each resident during the residency period, and it is expected that artists will present the new work developed during the residency in the form of an exhibition, performance, publication or recording, either at Te Matatiki Toi Ora or somewhere else in Aotearoa after the residency.

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