September 23, 2015
Extended chance for Longhouse residency
Toi Maori Aotearoa has extended until October 16 the deadline for Maori artists who want to spend time at the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center in the state of Washington.
The Toi Sqwigwialtxw Residency aims to provide cultural exchange and professional development opportunities for Maori and Native American artists and cultural leaders, and is part of a wider programme to foster networks of indigenous artists around the Pacific Rim.
The artist-in-residence is expected to undertake a practical project of his or her choosing over the period of the residency.
Sqwigwialtxw is the name of the South Puget Sound Salish longhouse and means The House of Welcome.
The biennial residency is funded by Creative New Zealand and the Longhouse Centre, which is part of Evergreen State College.
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