Artist residencies

The Council manages and supports artist residency programmes.

We support a number of artist residency programmes to enable an exchange of art practices and ideas, locally and internationally:

These programmes contribute to building Wellington’s international profile as a creative capital and to nurturing cultural diversity in the arts.

We contribute to these residencies with funding and/or accommodation at the Bolton Street Sexton’s Cottage, one of Wellington’s oldest homes, managed by the Council.

Arts organisations or institutions interested in accommodating artists at the Bolton Street Cottage can email for more information.

Portrait of Japanese dancer and choreographer, Kota Yamazaki.

Residency news

Artists from overseas in Wellington

Goethe Institut

Former Goethe Institut artist in residence, Hanno Leichtmann, returns to Wellington from Berlin. Hanno will collaborate with local sound artists for two weeks only, from 2 December 2019.

The Goethe Institut is currently calling for proposals from Berlin based artists for their annual summer artist in residence programme.

WARE resident

The 2019 recipient of the Wellington Asia Residency Exchange (WARE) programme is Japanese dancer and choreographer, Kota Yamazaki. Kota will be resident at the Bolton Street Cottage for six weeks from 26 October 2019, and will be hosted by Footnote New Zealand Dance.

Photo credit: Portrait Kota Yamazaki, Brazil