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Q Residency - Pilot Programme

Job details

Q Theatre
14 Mar 2022
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies, Call for entries, Expressions of interest
Work classification
Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts


What is it?

A one-month programme envisioned to create the mental and financial space for three artists to generate and grow ideas, collaborate with fellow artists, and support the development of connections between artists and venues. Our intention is for the programme to be largely self-directed, with some structure to allow for collaboration and relationship building.

With the ongoing disruption of COVID-19 deeply impacting our industry and having a particular effect on how our artists can sustain both a career as well as cover living costs, we wanted to find a way to utilise what we have, space and a small budget, to provide meaningful opportunities during this time when presenting isn't viable.

We don't want this application process to be another laborious task to add to your plate. We're very aware that our industry has a lot of 'application fatigue' at the moment. We don't need this application to be extensive; no budgets or support materials are required, just keep it short and sweet. 

This programme is a fast turnaround working prototype. Something we've never done before, and we'll need to test out as we go. We'll be open to feedback and make changes as required with the overarching goal to provide foundational support for the artists involved.


Submissions open: Friday 4th March
Submissions close: Monday 14th March, 12pm
Applicants notified: Friday 18th March
Residency starts: Monday April 4th
Residency ends: Friday April 29th

For any questions you have leading into the application process, we will host a virtual Q+A Session with Q's General Manager and Programme Director | Kaiwhakahaere Rauemi, Sarah Graham.

For more information about the programme and to download an application form please follow the MORE INFORMATION link or check on the Q Theatre Website

How to apply
  • Head to the link above to read all the information about the pilot programme
  • Download the application form
  • Send the completed form and your CV to

Written by

Q Theatre

4 Mar 2022

Q is an independent, multi-purpose performing arts venue at 305 Queen Street, in the heart of Auckland's Aotea Arts Precinct.