The Ockham Collective is a registered charitable trust based in Auckland, New Zealand. Its kaupapa is to support lifelong creativity and education. Our support is direct: we offer beautiful, purpose-built spaces to like-minded individuals and groups who want to share their knowledge and ideas with our city.
Right from its inception there has been a charitable component to the Ockham ethos. Aside from strategic sponsorships, Ockham’s founders also wanted to be able to provide direct support to talented people operating in fields which were close to their hearts, namely education and the creative arts.
Thus was born the Ockham Collective, an annual residency programme where a group of artists-who-are-also-educators are given free use of beautiful spaces in which to teach, run workshops, perform, think, write and create.
Each of the Collective’s three creative precincts is located within an Ockham building. Tuatahi in Mt Albert has two custom-built studios which are in high demand by the Collective’s music teachers. Further up New North Rd, Modal has a sun-drenched corner unit, which is perfect for individual or small-group lessons, ensemble rehearsals and workshops. The largest and newest precinct takes up most of the ground floor of The Nix in Grey Lynn. There’s enough room here for performances for up to 100 people, and the central location positions the Collective within Auckland’s most vibrant arts quarter.
How do you become an Ockham Collective creative?
Get in touch and express your interest. Our residency lasts a calendar year and we tend to start recruiting in around September so that we can finalise the coming year's intake by the end of November.