Te Ataata Residency programme for creative practitioners from France

Each year, AUT hosts an outstanding French art or design professional for three months under the Te Ataata Residency programme. This joint project between Colab (AUT) and the French Embassy in New Zealand aims to develop collaborations and initiatives between the two countries.

Applications usually open in December each year.

About the residency

Guests can be from an art or design background and they must demonstrate a strong engagement in new media and hybrid practices, working in emergent areas using creative technologies.

During their 12 week stay, a guest’s work might include:

  • Presenting seminars or workshops to students
  • Taking part in conferences or other events
  • Working on projects with other Colab staff
  • Exploring possibilities to present an existing work in New Zealand

Guests have access to the same facilities, expertise and materials as Colab staff during their stay at AUT.

The residency includes Paris-Auckland return airfares, accommodation and a weekly stipend.

Aim of the residency programme

The programme aims to develop longer-term relationships between AUT and French institutions as well as between New Zealand and French artists, through an international network of creative practitioners and thinkers.

Te Ataata Residency is a joint initiative between AUT and the French Embassy in New Zealand, with the support of Institut Français.

2017 Te Ataata recipient Antonin Fourneau’s project ‘Sonoscritpum’ was an interactive artwork using voice as a paintbrush.
2017 Te Ataata recipient Antonin Fourneau’s project ‘Sonoscritpum’ was an interactive artwork using voice as a paintbrush.
Antonin Fourneau, 2017 Te Ataata recipient, took part in a series of public engagements during his residency at Colab.
Antonin Fourneau, 2017 Te Ataata recipient, took part in a series of public engagements during his residency at Colab.
Goliath Dyèvre, 2016 Te Ataata recipient, uses 3D printing extensively in his designs and has worked with Hermes in the past.
Goliath Dyèvre, 2016 Te Ataata recipient, uses 3D printing extensively in his designs and has worked with Hermes in the past.
2016 Te Ataata recipient Grégory Chatonsky’s work questioned differences by troubling or disorienting viewers. He has taught at several art schools.
2016 Te Ataata recipient Grégory Chatonsky’s work questioned differences by troubling or disorienting viewers. He has taught at several art schools.

Contact us

Get in touch if you have a question about the Te Ataata Residency programme.

Email: ataata@aut.ac.nz

About Colab

Colab is a collaboratory for creative technologies research, teaching and experimental practice at AUT.

About Colab