Te Tuhi (Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland) in partnership with Delfina Foundation (London) and Metroland Cultures (London), are inviting applications for the second in a series of research residencies in London for early / mid-career New Zealand curators interested in testing and developing new approaches to a collaborative practice bridging artists and communities. 

The fully funded residency (including return travel to London, accommodation at Delfina Foundation, and a daily stipend) takes place from 2 April – 22 June 2024 and is generously supported by Kent Gardner, Creative New Zealand and British Council Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific.  

The residency will offer opportunities to gain training, skills and experience, while embedded in the curatorial workings of Metroland Cultures for 2-3 days/week. Metroland’s programme sits at the intersection of art and community, testing and pioneering new approaches that centre partnerships, strategies and approaches for community and artist collaboration. The residency will provide unique professional development opportunities related to exhibition organization, project management, artist liaison support, research and public programming.  

For the balance of the week, the successful applicant will pursue their own research through a bespoke programme delivered by Delfina Foundation as part of their ‘open’ Spring 2023 residency season. This programme will include guided visits to museums, galleries, non-profits, artist-run spaces and studios, as well as trips to institutions outside London; opportunities to meet and engage with artists, curators, academics and researchers through organised presentations, studio visits, events and meals; and professional development activities including: presentations and crits, portfolio reviews, and mentoring activities. Situated within Delfina Foundation, the resident will also benefit from career growth, mentorship as well as peer-to-peer exchange with other practitioners in residence.  

Alongside the opportunity for the selected curator to research and learn in London, both Metroland Cultures and Delfina Foundation are interested in what the selected curator will bring with them from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Curators who applied to the inaugural residency in 2023 are welcome to re-apply for 2024.

For more information on the residency, the partners and how to apply, click here.

Applications are now open, and will close at 9am on Thursday 14 December (NZ time).

Preview: Metroland Cultures Team and 2023 curatorial resident James Tapsell Kururangi at Open School East for studio crits.
Above: 2023 curatorial resident with Metroland Cultures and Other Cinemas team members at a screening in Brent of moving image works by artists from Aotearoa