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.
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:
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.
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.