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Call for Proposals: Art in the City 2022

Nature Wins! Artist: Deborah Crowe. Photo credit: Sacha Stejko

Job details

Heart of the City
8 Jul 2022
Work type
Expressions of interest
Work classification
Visual Arts


Heart in the City (the business association for Auckland's city centre) is calling for artist proposals for temporary public art as part of Art in the City.

Running in Auckland's city centre between 7 - 16 October 2022, Art in the City will be a celebration of art and creativity under the umbrella of its theme Spring. Artists are to capture a mood of rejuvenation and hope while considering the context of city centre spaces as we begin to move away from the challenges and uncertainty of COVID. 

The programme aims to create reasons for people to explore and rediscover the city centre. It will include the return of Late Night Art, Urban Art Village, and various exhibitions and activations within galleries, and public and private spaces.  The installation of temporary public art in high-profile city centre spaces will be another key feature.

Artists have four opportunities to submit their proposals for temporary public artwork as part of the popular Changing Lanes and Freyberg Steps series for Art in the City. 

The selected artworks will remain installed in busy public spaces in the city centre for two months. 

Deadlines for both submissions are 5 pm, Friday 8 July 2022.

Art in the City is created by Heart of the City alongside Auckland Council and a number of city centre stakeholders.

The opportunities:

Changing Lanes
Three opportunities available.

Artist Fee:  $7,500 + GST per site (including any installation costs)
Deadline for submissions: 5 pm, Friday 8 July 2022

Art in the City is an annual art project funded by Heart of the City. The successful artworks will fulfil the brief which can be downloaded via the link below. The artwork will be installed in one of the city centre sites listed in the brief for two months. Please note that while there are six potential sites listed, only three artworks will be chosen.

Freyberg Steps
One opportunity available
Artist Fee:  $3000 + GST

Deadline for submissions: 5 pm, Friday 8 July 2022

Heart of the City is looking for a vibrant and impactful artistic concept to be installed on the highly visible and busy Freyberg Steps, in Freyberg Place for two months. The successful proposal will fulfil the brief which can be downloaded via the link below. 



How to apply

Email your submission - or any questions - to: by no later than 5 pm, Friday 8 July 2022.

Written by

Heart of the City

27 May 2022