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Open call for proposals

Bena Jackson and Teresa Collins, 'Bound in secret knots', 2021. Image courtesy of Cheska Brown. This exhibition was from our last open call for proposals.

Job details

Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
14 Aug 2022
National, Wellington
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Visual Arts


We seek proposals that are experimental, engage with the social and political capabilities of art, grow and extend audiences and contribute to a diverse art community. This call is open to solo or group exhibitions and to curatorial and research/writing based projects. Proposals can be for one or both of Enjoy’s exhibition spaces, offsite or online. A floor plan and photos of the galley spaces are here.


Successful proposals will receive

  • Artist/writer/curators’ fees
    (indicative fee $1000 for a solo show of new work).

  • A production and travel budget (indictive budget $500 for a solo show of new work).  

  • Presenter/performer fees for public programming.

  • Curatorial, technical and promotional support from the Enjoy team.


Information about Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, our past programming and our Mission and Vision is available on our website.

How to apply

Proposal guidelines


Option 1: Submit your application as a single PDF file including


  • A written outline or description of the project you are proposing (max. 700 words).

  • A short biography and/or artist CV about yourself and others involved in your project.

  • Up to eight supporting images or links to online works. These can include previous works, working images or plans for new work or other background material for your project.


Option 2: Submit a video recording (.MP4 or .MOV format) including


  • A concise outline or description of the project you are proposing (max. 6 minutes long). In this video it can be expressed through a mix of audio, images, sketches,drawings, written responses, findings etc.

  • A short biography and/or artist CV about yourself and others involved in your project.


We are open to discussing other proposal formats if neither of these options suit your project or your accessibility needs. Please reach out and discuss this with Claire and Liang at


Enjoy prioritises new projects and initiatives. Proposals including previously exhibited art works or new iterations of ongoing projects will be considered if timely or presented in a context specific to Enjoy, our wider region, history and communities.


Proposal process


  • Proposals will be reviewed by Enjoy’s managing director and curator/s with support from the Enjoy Trust and invited external curators.

  • Applications should be sent via email to Proposals are due midnight, Sunday 14 August.

  • You will be notified of the outcome of your proposal by 12 September.

Written by

Enjoy Contemporary Art Space

29 Jun 2022

Established in June 2000 as an artist-run initiative, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space is a leading independent contemporary art space located in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.