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.

Artist Emily Hartley-Skudder in her studio.

Residency news

Artists from overseas in Wellington

Canberra Wellington Indigenous Artist Exchange

Canberra based aboriginal artist, Dean Cross has been selected as the inaugural indigenous exchange artist. He will visit wellington for six weeks from late April to early June 2019.

Goethe Institut

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

Te Whare Hēra

Eduardo Abaroa, a multi-media visual artist from Mexico, is in Wellington from August to November 2018.

WARE resident

Wellington City Council is currently calling for proposals from Wellington arts organisations to work with an artist from Asia for the 2019 WARE artist in residence programme.   

Wellington artists going overseas

WARE exchange

The 2018 recipient of the WARE exchange to the Chinese European Art Center (CEAC) in Xiamen, China is installation artist Emily Hartley-Skudder. She is in Xiamen for three months from September.

Canberra Wellington Indigenous Artist Exchange

Wellington City Council is currently calling for proposals from Wellington-based Māori artists to take part in the inaugural indigenous exchange in Canberra next year (2019).

Photo credit: Self Portrait, Emily Hartley-Skudder in studio.