Reciprocal Residency

Reciprocal Artists in Residence Programme

The MAP Reciprocal Residency is a fresh and fluid program that aims to be responsive to the needs of artists while creating opportunities for informal interaction with the Ōtautahi movement community and members of the public.
As a Reciprocal Artist in Residence, you will be hosted by our Residencies Coordinator, who will help co-design a residency framework that supports your current work, and your aspirations for your practice.
You will be expected to reciprocate the gift economy by materialising your practice to MAP’s, and Ōtautahi’s community.

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The reciprocal Residency includes:

  • Between 1 and 8 weeks of FREE studio space,
    Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
    at Southern Ballet Studio 4, 85 Hawdon Street, Sydenham
  • Office space is available Monday Fri 3.30 – 5.00 pm by request
  • Wifi, kitchen facilities, PA system, mirrors, dance floor, 1 car park
  • Advisory support available on request

As Residents, artists will reciprocate with a Contribution to The MAP publication and a public-facing event such as:

  • Public sharing (MAP Session)
  • Public workshop
  • Artist talk
  • An open rehearsal
  • Other, in accordance with the work undertaken by the artist during the period in residence.


Applications for round 1 are now open for residencies from October 2023 to February 2024 excluding MAP’s holiday downtime between December 19th, 2023 and January 8th, 2024.

MAP would like to invite all interested parties to an informal online meeting on September 8th at 17:30 via the ZOOM platform. The MAP team will be there to answer any questions related to the open call, or the selection process, or the reciprocal offerings which characterize this particular residency.

Applications for round 2 will open in January 2024 for the period March – June

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