Call for entries - 2019 Emerging Artist Award - Theme: LISTEN

Job details

The Upstairs Gallery
2 Sep 2019
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies, Call for entries
Work classification
Screen & Sound, Toi Maori, Visual Arts


Emerging Artist Award - LISTEN

Registration closes Monday 2 Sep 4.00pm
Open to ALL Media

Opening night Friday 13 Sep 6 – 7.30pm 
On display daily, 10 am – 4 pm
Entry fee $20 (non-member), $15 (member) per entry

Entries are now open to all emerging artists across all media types.
The work of 10 deserving finalists will be exhibited in The Upstairs Gallery, and 3 will be

First Prize $2000
Runner-up $1000
People’s Choice $500

To continue to show how art is closely aligned with the artists’ mental health and also of
those who view it we have a new theme, LISTEN.

Our aim is to continue to focus on mental health, and we hope to again provoke discussion
and reduce the stigma which sadly still prevails. This year’s awards also coincide with
Mental Health Awareness Week which runs from 23 – 29 September.

Use your creativity to showcase how we can truly LISTEN and support those with mental

Let your imagination run wild by submitting a work of art that cultivates listening and
understanding, helps people become more aware of their own emotions and more
receptive to the emotions of others.

How to apply

Entry forms available on Level 1, The Upstairs Gallery, 418 Titirangi Road or email

Written by

The Upstairs Gallery

12 Aug 2019

The Upstairs Gallery is a community gallery with a light and airy space and boutique shop. We promote not only our established members, but new artists fresh to the arts scene.