Stewart Island Promotion Association

The Association set up Rakiura Artist Residency Project to promote the uniqueness, natural beauty and rich culture of Stewart Island. They received $3,468.40 from the Mazda Foundation to help fund the project.

Five well-known artists visited the Island for five days to explore and discover its natural wonders, unique community and heritage, and will use their experiences as inspiration to create fine art prints.

The grant from the Mazda Foundation will help promote Stewart Island’s distinctive culture and natural environment through art, giving the local community, domestic tourists and residents a deeper understanding and appreciation of the island.