Pātaka Art+Museum and Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa are thrilled to announce the return of the Aniva Arts Residency for a Pacific artist or practitioner who identifies as LGBTQIA+/MVPFAFF.

The residency offers a paid, three-month residency based at Pātaka in Porirua to develop research, meet with identified artistic and cultural influencers, and create a body of work or artistic collaborations.

Applications open for the residency on 20 January and close on 24 March 2023. The residency for the successful candidate will run from August to November 2023.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be offering this residency,” says Pātaka Director Ana Sciascia. “We will be looking for applicants who are willing to engage and share their work with local Pacific LGBTQIA+/MVPFAFF communities and stakeholders.”

The successful artist will receive $6000 a month during the residency. There is also funding available to cover domestic travel, accommodation – if necessary – and material or project costs.

Ali Foa’I, Creative New Zealand’s Principal Adviser, Pacific Arts, is thrilled to be able to offer this residency again.

“The Aniva Residency aligns with the Tagata, Vā and Vaka pou of our Pacific Arts Strategy – and is the only artistic residency in the country available specifically to the Pasifika queer community.

“We acknowledge the Pasifika LGBTQIA+ and MVPFAFF+ creatives who have paved the way, so that future generations of our rainbow arts community may thrive.

We are proud to support this legacy by offering this opportunity again, alongside Porirua City Council.”

Applications open: Friday 20 January 2023
Applications close:Friday 24 March 2023