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Open call for proposals

Job details

Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
23 Feb 2020
National, Wellington
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Pasifika, Toi Maori, Visual Arts


Enjoy invites proposals from emerging and mid-career arts practitioners for projects from late August–December 2020. We seek proposals that are non-commercial, engage with the social and political capabilities of art, enable dialogue, and speak directly to the communities we serve.

As Enjoy approaches its 20th year of operation as a not-for-profit institution, an annual call for proposals continues to be an important part of our programming and relationship to artists, providing starting points for conversation, collaboration and support. The 2020 call is for any kind of project proposal (including group projects, writing, and curatorial projects), with a special focus on solo exhibitions that enable new development within the practices of individual artists.

Successful proposals will be scheduled in consultation with Enjoy staff. Practitioners will receive artist/writer/curators’ fees, a production budget, curatorial, logistical and technical support, and promotional support for their projects. Information about Enjoy, past projects and our Mission and Vision is available on our website.


Image: Wai Ching Chan, Wishing Well, 2019, installation view. Image courtesy of Shaun Matthews.

How to apply

Proposal guidelines

Please include the following as a single PDF file:

  • A short, written outline or description of the project you are proposing (max. 700 words).
  • A bio and CV. 
  • A selection of up to seven images to support your proposal, which could include working images or drawings, previous work, or other material that contextualises your idea.

Please note that Enjoy only accepts proposals for new projects and initiatives. Proposals for projects and work that has previously been exhibited or developed for other art spaces will not be considered.

Floorplans and a Sketchup file can be found at: enjoy.org.nz/about/opportunities

Proposal process

  • Proposals will be reviewed by Enjoy’s director with the support of the Enjoy Trust and team. Please email your proposal as a clearly named single PDF file to Sophie Davis, at sophie@enjoy.org.nz by midnight, Sunday 23 February 2020. You will receive an email confirming that your submission has been received.
  • You will be notified of the outcome of your proposal by 6 March 2020.

Further questions about the proposal process can be sent to enjoy@enjoy.org.nz.

Written by

Enjoy Contemporary Art Space

29 Jan 2020

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.