Arts and Culture

We support and organise Asia-related events and festivals, and offer artists professional development opportunities in Asia

Artist-in-residence programmes

Applications have closed for the 2017 artist-in-residnce programme. Information about applying for the 2018 round will be made available in early July 2017.

Our residencies

Asia residencies:

New Zealand residency


Applicants must be:

  • professional, practicing artists. That is, they must make the bulk of their income from practising art or working within artistic fields
  • professional emerging or mid-career artists with a record of achievement. Students or artists within two years of finishing under-graduate study are not eligible to apply
  • New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
  • currently residing in New Zealand, and intending to live in New Zealand for at least one year after they complete the residency.

You may apply for ONE residency only.

Please note: Preference will be given to projects with potential for artistic collaboration and development of networks.

Successful candidates will be required to provide progress reports of their residency to the Foundation and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to New Zealand. This could mean an exhibition, a series of presentations or artists talks, or publication of articles.

Terms and conditions

Successful applicants will be required to agree to the standard Terms and Conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients. Foundation grantees are expected provide reports on their experience, and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to New Zealand, and to remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Sharing your experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia. It is important you read the full terms and conditions linked to below. 

Other artist residencies websites

  • Res Artsis - a worldwide network of artist residencies
  • TransArtists - a worldwide network of artist residencies 
  • China Residencies - artist residencies in China
  • Air J - online database of artist in residence programmes in Japan.