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About the 2021 Artist in Residence opportunity

Each year we select an artist to live and work in an Auckland regional park. The artist in residence creates new work influenced in some way by the park, which we share with the public.

Apply to be our 2021 Artist in Residence

Key dates

Applications for the 2021 residency close on Monday 15 February 2021.

We will announce the selected artist in mid-March 2021.

The residency is for eight weeks, from October to November 2021.

Artist benefits

  • free accommodation and workspace within a regional park
  • a weekly grant for materials, tools, and equipment.
  • a chance to work in and with nature for eight weeks.

Purpose of the residency

  • to generate new art about the parks, to share with park visitors and the public
  • to share artists insights and experiences and build awareness of park features
  • to show parks as places of inspiration and creativity.

Residency locations for 2021

The residency changes each year to highlight different aspects of our regional park network.

For 2021, artists can choose to reside in Duder Regional Park or Āwhitu Regional Park.

Who can apply?

  • We seek applications from mature, independent and adventurous artists.
  • Applicants need to have a proven exhibition or performance record.
  • Artists applying must be New Zealand born or have New Zealand residency status.

Criteria for selection

 The selection panel look for:

  • high quality and innovative work
  • site specific or site responsive work
  • clear outcomes and art that can be completed during or within a month finishing the residency
  • interaction with others, e.g. park staff, volunteers, and neighbours.

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