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Calling all artists: An opportunity to create a temporary public artwork in Auckland’s city centre


Heart of the City


Jul 27, 2024

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Heart of the City
Jun 24, 2024

Heart of the City is calling for artist proposals for a temporary public artwork to bring to life one of the city centre’s favourite spaces as part of ArtWeek in the City Centre 2024. 

Being held in Auckland's city centre between 4-13 October 2024, ArtWeek in the City Centre will celebrate art and creativity that expresses the positive theme of 'Happiness'.  


The ArtWeek programme aims to create reasons for people to explore and enjoy the heart of the city. It will include the popular Late Night Art and Urban Art Village events on 10 October, and various exhibitions and activations in galleries, venues, and public spaces. 
The Freyberg Steps temporary public art project will be a key feature of the event, and artist proposals are now being called for to bring this aspect of the programme to life. 
Heart of the City is looking for a bright, happy and lively artwork that will create cause for people to pause, smile (be joyful) and connect with the urban surroundings and each other. The selected artwork will remain installed for two months, from early October 2024.  
The successful artist will be paid $3,500 + GST for their artwork for the Freyberg Steps.   


Deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday 26 July 2024.  The brief is available here. 

Submit your proposal and/or direct any questions to info@hotcity.co.nz. 


Heart of the City is the business association for the city centre, committed to the growth and success of the city centre as a vibrant, accessible, safe and welcoming urban community. Find out more at www.hotcity.co.nz