Deadline: Open call

Residencies for Dancers / Choreographers / Physical Performers

The Clockmaker´s Loft NEW ZEALAND PACIFIC STUDIO a unique space for dance/choreography/the physical.

Description of residency programme
Founded in 2001, NZ Pacific Studio welcomes residents from NZ and overseas - and we welcome creative people working on any artistic practice - writers, visual artists, filmmakers, dancers, and more.

We also have an environmental focus, as we are locared in a rural area near streams, rivers and hills. and just 2km north of Pukaha Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre, to which residents gain complimentary entry. 

Close to 500 artists have undertaken residencies since 2001.

The five-acre facility is located about 100 minutes from Wellington, 20 minutes from Masterton, and is centered around a restored villa built in 1911 -- one of the oldest homesteads in the area. 

Duration of residency
NEW ZEALAND PACIFIC STUDIO is one of New Zealand's only residency centres that welcomes artists and writers from New Zealand and abroad, year-round.

Creative practitioners work on site for up to 3 months on a project of their own choosing. We have a one-week minimum.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
We welcomes creative people working in any artistic practice - writers, visual artists, filmmakers, dancers, and more.

We have a live-in house manager, also an artist, who provides assistance as needed.

A library of over 2,000 books and an art collection of about 100 works.

Easels are provided.

In all, there are six spaces for accommodation at the facility.

For dancers/choreographers, we recommend the Loft for your accommodation.

Studio/ workspace
We have seven unique workspaces: a clockmaker's loft, writing and visual art studios, and a Scandinavian-syle cottage complete with sauna and skylights.

The Clockmaker's Loft is a unique space to work on dance/ choreography / physical projects.

Views to east and west.
Beautiful native timber floors.
A large library of books surrounds you.
4 x 4.5 meter space.

Here are two very different creative practitioners who have worked in the space:
Project Girl by Rebecca (Bicky) Lee, a dancer/choreographer

Rainy Day Hat by Nick Davies, a circus artist

Fees and support
Live-in house manager, also an artist, offers support.

For this residency, dancers/choreographers secure funding for their stay. The rate for the Loft is NZ$50/night, minimum one week's stay preferred.

Expectations towards the artist
For this residency, we expect the dancer/choreographer to focus on his/her work and be respectful of the fellow residents.

There may be an Open Studio Day during the residency at which the resident is expected to greet the public for one afternoon.

Application information
The application process is straightforward - please see this section of our website:

Residencies for Dancers / Choreographers / Physical Performers

Residencies for Dancers / Choreographers / Physical Performers

New Zealand

No application deadline / Open call

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