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Open Call to the Future

Job details

Enjoy Public Art Gallery
9 Nov 2018
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Visual Arts


Proposals due 5 pm, Friday 9 November 2018.

After eighteen years of operation and development from its roots as an artist-run space, Enjoy is contemplating the future. Over the next year, in consultation with our audiences, we will be actively reflecting on the ways our organisation continues to support the development of contemporary art, curatorial and publishing practices in Aotearoa.
As we develop our upcoming programmes, Enjoy is interested in thinking through alternative working strategies and project formats, and collaborating with emerging and established arts practitioners to pose new questions. While we are interested in exploring experimental institutional practices and curation, we also want to ensure that artists and artist-led projects remain at the centre of what we do.
An annual call for proposals has been incorporated into the way Enjoy develops its programming since 2000, and looking towards 2019 we extend an ‘Open Call to the Future’. We invite artists, curators, researchers, writers, educators and designers to respond to the possibilities of this provocation by submitting project proposals, which can take any format, including but not limited to:

  • Exhibitions
  • Experimental curatorial projects
  • Offsite projects
  • Events
  • Publications
  • Institutional interventions
  • Partnerships with other organisations and groups
  • Other initiatives

We expect practitioners to approach this call from their own perspectives, with scope to pose lateral responses and projects that serve their specific practices. 

Alongside our Open Call to the Future, we invite proposals for our 2019 Summer Residency Programme, delivered in partnership with the Rita Angus Cottage Trust.

For further information, see our website. 

How to apply

Proposals should be sent to curator@enjoy.org.nz. Proposals are due by 5pm, Friday 9 November. Successful proposals will be scheduled between April and November 2019.

Written by

Enjoy Contemporary Art Space

12 Oct 2018

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.