Visiting artists

Visiting Artist scheme

Massey University, the Palmerston North City Council, and Square Edge Community Arts offer a residency for established or emerging artists. The residency provides the opportunity for a visiting artist to develop their own project within the supportive environment of the Massey and Palmerston North community. 

The annual programme is organised into three residencies, each arranged around the academic year:

- Writer-in-Residence (7 weeks' duration from April to June)

- Multimedia/Filmmaker-in-residence (7 weeks' duration from August to October)

- Theatre Director/Practitioner-in-residence to direct Summer Shakespeare (16 weeks' duration from mid-November to mid-March).

While in residence, visiting artists will have time to focus on their own artistic practice. They will also facilitate community engagement with the arts in partnership with Square Edge Community Arts and contribute to the arts practice of Massey University students in Theatre, Creative Writing, English, and Media Studies. Opportunities for mentorship and collaboration with community and Massey-based artists will also be provided.

Accommodation, and a stipend based on the length of the residency will be provided.

Application details

You can apply for the scheme online.

Theatrical Director Guidelines 2017 (193 KB)

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