Art Residencies

In-house Artists in Residence

Affordable space for regular movement research at our studio at 76 Hawdon Street, Sydenham


Research Exchange Dance Residencies

6 week funded residency by application

applications now open

Reciprocal Residencies

October 2023 and February 2024

applications now open

Artists in Residence


In-house Artists

Affordable space for regular movement research at our studio on 76 Hawdon Street, ongoing Expressions of Interest.

Current and past artists include

Olivia McGregor

Mya Fischer

Chelsea Humm

Jolt Dance Company

Cubbin Theatre Company

Josie Archer

Kosta Bogoievski

Lily-Mae Baird

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Lady Grey Performance Artist in Residence

Research Exchange Dance/Movement Art Residencies

MAP is opening its annual residency program for 2024 at Sutton House on the edge of the Residential Red Zone in Ōtautahi Christchurch. We are seeking artists’ proposals from either new or established performance practitioners across all disciplines that focus on dance, movement, choreography and/or embodied practice.

Selected artists work in-studio for 6 weeks, present a workshop and research presentation to the public.

Reciprocal Residencies

A fluid and responsive residency framework co-designed in conversation between MAP and the AiR. Space free of charge and pre-established duration (1-8 weeks).  Ongoing short application forms, with a fast turnaround and followed by a conversation.

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RE:MAP Outreach Residency Programme

Series of hui, workshops and public events on ‘the future of residency/ing practices’. This is part of a wider research and capacity building work to connect Ōtautahi’s local community, artists and organizations with international partners.

What's on

Summer Space Program

Over Summer, community artists have the opportunity to book 20 hour blocks of studio time at a heavily discounted rate. Artists use this as a chance to research, to create new work, rehearse.

Previous Summer Space artists include Java Dance Company, Savanah Tukariri and Kerepeti Paraone

Research Exchange Dance Residencies

Each year MAP invites artists from around Aotearoa to apply to take part in the Research Exchange Artist Residencies held in Ōtautahi.

Selected artists work in-studio for a month, present a workshop and research presentation to the public, as well as either contribute a piece of writing to The Map publication or create a web page detailing aspects of their work.

Each Research Exchange Program is funding dependent so sign up to the MAP newsletter for the call for applications.

Latest residency: FULL DIGITAL UPLOAD with Oli Mathiesen

This residency looked at researching and developing new practices with a portfolio of different augmented reality, virtual reality, photo, and film softwares to look at redefining how we create, document, and present dance.

Residency: 31 Oct – 25 Nov 2022
Public Workshop: 1–4pm Sat 12 Nov
Research Presentation: 7pm Fri 25 Nov