Creative New Zealand X BATS Theatre Pacific Producer Residency 2024

Creative New Zealand X BATS Theatre Pacific Producer Residency

Thanks to the support of Creative New Zealand and the Pacific Arts Strategy, we are excited to open applications for our Pacific Producer Residency 2024. This three-month/12 week residency is open for experienced Pasifika producers to apply from across Aotearoa, and will be based at BATS Theatre in Wellington.

The purpose of this residency is to create an opportunity for an experienced Pasifika producer to work in Te Whanganui-a-Tara and expand their networks. They will become a part of the BATS whānau, working from our office in Pōneke connecting with our team and artists.

Producers with existing contracts for creative works (including shows that are being presented outside of BATS Theatre) are welcome to apply. The producer will be encouraged to use this time to develop/take on new contracts if they have capacity, and to further build their connections in the industry. This could include travel throughout Aotearoa.

BATS Theatre will tailor our support based on what the Pasifika producer wishes to achieve by the end of the residency. The candidate will be selected in collaboration with industry leaders and Creative New Zealand, led by BATS.

Last year's Pacific Producer Residency winner was Teherenui Koteka. Find out more about her here.


Please email a copy of your CV plus an action plan or timeline of what you want to achieve through the duration of the residency to [email protected] This plan can also be sent as a video.

Applications close Friday 19th July 2024

Duration & Financial

Duration: 14 Weeks / 3 Months

Friday 16th August: Candidate selected and notified

Start Date (flexible): Monday 16th September 2024

End Date (flexible): Friday 13th December 2024

Resident weekly pay: $1500 ($21,000 total)

Contribution towards accommodation (and one return domestic flight if needed) to Wellington: $4000

If you have any questions at all, please email [email protected]