- Awarded: 2005
Since 2001 Creative New Zealand and the Department of Conservation have been working in partnership to encourage links between conservation and the arts, by offering the Wild Creations programme.
Wild Creations is an artists in residency programme run by DOC and Creative New Zealand. Three six-week artist residencies are offered each year in a range of conservation sites. During a residency, artists will be free to explore the environment and the physical and creative challenges of their location.
The Wild Creations selection panel is made up of staff from Creative New Zealand, the Department of Conservation, and artist representatives. Creative New Zealand offers a stipend of $5000 and up to $2000 for travel and materials for each artist, while DOC organises accommodation and logistical support for the artists.
Alison Isadora was awarded a Wild Creations residency in 2005. She spent time in Bannockburn, Central Otago collecting sound material to produce a collection of songs. She also collected images of the river to create an interactive performance piece or installation.