Pasifika artist in residence

Find out about our 12-week residency for Pasifika artists.

Together with Creative New Zealand, we’re piloting a paid, 12-week residency. This residency is focused on Pasifika artists from the Manawatū-Whanganui region, inviting you to express your unique artistry and Pasifika heritage in your own way. The successful individual or group will complete the residency from September to November 2023. 

Applications are now closed. 

The goal of the residency

The goal of the residency is to provide artists with an opportunity to: 

  • concentrate on their own art and creative practice during their stay
  • build stronger connections between the arts community in the region, Pasifika artists, and the wider community in Palmy
  • collaborate with artists and spaces in Palmy, working together on creative projects or exhibitions. 

The successful individual or group will receive $20,000 from Creative NZ to help them achieve these goals. This funding can also go towards accommodation and travel expenses, if needed. 

The selection process

Applications were open to upcoming or already established Pasifika artists living in the Manawatū-Whanganui region. You could apply as an individual, or as a group or organisation.

The resident artist(s) will be selected by a committee of Council staff and local Pasifika arts community members.

The successful artist(s) will be announced on Saturday 29 July, at the Palmerston North Pasifika Arts Fonotaga.