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30 Sep 2019

New Zealand | Earthskin residencies call

Earthskin residency space in New Zealand (North Island, near Auckland) invites applications for the Earthskin Environmental Residency and the Creative Residency in 2020. 

Earthskin Environmental Residency purpose is to foster environmental stewardship, through offering monthly residencies to environmental innovators wishing to focus.

Each year, Earthskin offers a three-month pool of time that is available either as a series of monthly residencies or as an extended residency for the full period – subject to availability.

Applications can be made from the widest range of creative practices such as: sculpturing, art, writing, music, pottery, poetry, health and movement, film, philosophy, natural biological, environmental and social sciences, and contemplative art.

Earthskin Creative Residency purpose is to support excellence in the creative arts, through offering monthly residencies to established artists wishing to focus and extend their practice.

We seek application from diverse range of “creatives” to invigorate a wider nourishment and sharing of ideas and practice of the Arts. Creatives including; Artists, Potters, Sculptors, Musicians, Scientists, Designers, Performing Artists, Philosophers, Writers and Poets…

During the months from January to November, residencies are available for 4 weeks duration minimum. We would like to encourage longer residencies to a max. of 2 months. Other properties on offer via Earthskin are at Piha, Wairarapa and Coromandel, subject to availability.

The resident will develop a particular body of work at Earthskin with a clear expectation of achieving an exhibition output.

The resident is required to either offer; a public talk on their work, a workshop, mentor a local artist, organise a residency Exhibition or participate in collaborative workshops with the local community and schools. A Koha (gift) of a piece of work,  at the completion of the Residency is part of the exchange.

There is a service fee of 800 NZ dollars per person per month (please don’t hesitate to contact us if this is an issue for you).

Individual Creative Residency: This is an opportunity to experience solo, the silence, and nourishing qualities of this place.

Multiple Creative Residency: We would like to encourage more than one artist (and up to three artists) to share the residency at Muriwai Earthskin. This is to allow each person to experience the solitude of their practice, as well as the benefit of proximity and sharing with other artists.

Applicants are required to complete the Earthskin Creative Residency application form

Deadline for 2020 Applications: September 30, 2019.

EARTHSKIN is a Charitable Trust whose mission is environmental stewardship to foster and inspire the creative arts. Earthskin offers the following supports towards building and regenerating communities, devoted to the re-enchantment of our world. Earthskin holds its intent encompassed within its name, with the overall vision of heart – with the care of the earth, skin and all kin.

Muriwai Earthskin is situated 45 minutes from Auckland, and it takes only 15 minutes to walk to the Muriwai Beach, famous for its Gannet colony, which is part of Auckland’s celebrated West Coast beachscape and Centennial park.