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Artist in Residence - Auckland Regional Parks

Job details

Regional Parks, Auckland Council
15 Feb 2016
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Design, Music, Screen & Sound


Each year we select an artist to live and work in an Auckland regional park. We choose a different park every year to become home to the artist for an eight-week period, usually from mid October to mid December.

This opportunity is open to visual artists and composers, filmmakers, choreographers, and writers. The goal is for the artist to create a new body of work influenced in some way by the park, or by the residency experience.

The work is then shared with the public through an event, exhibition, concert, performance or publication. This residency is for independent and innovative artists open to inspiration from nature and heritage.

Applicant needs to be mature, self-sufficient and resourceful to create in this setting.

Salary: Weekly artist fee plus free accommodation in a gorgeous, natural place.

Auckland Specific location either: (The selected artist chooses which site they go to)

a) Anawhata - Waitakere Ranges Regional Park or

b) Te Rau Puriri Regional Park.

Key skills

Innovative and original ideas and concepts and quality work. 

Applicant needs to be mature, self-sufficient and resourceful to create in this setting.

How to apply

For more information and to apply go to


Sandra Gardner 

Phone: 09 890 4201 or 021 857 003 

Michelle Edge 

Written by

The Big Idea Listings Manager

19 Nov 2015

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