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TAUTAI | 2022 Call for Proposals

Job details

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust
16 Aug 2021
National, Auckland
Work type
Expressions of interest
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Pasifika, Visual Arts


Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust invites proposals from practitioners across all creative disciplines – visual arts, music, dance, design, film, fashion, writing and emerging art forms – for exhibitions and projects to be presented between February – December 2022.

About Tautai
Located in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa, Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is a charitable trust dedicated to championing Pacific arts and artists. Tautai was formed in the 1980s when leading Samoan artist Fatu Feu’u and his peers came together with a shared aspiration to support and promote Pacific visual artists. In the years since, Tautai has grown to become Aotearoa’s premiere Pacific arts organisation with a multidisciplinary focus.

In July 2020, we expanded our premises at 300 Karangahape Road, including a gallery space dedicated to showcasing the work of contemporary Pacific creatives.

2022 Tautai Programme

In 2022, Tautai will present a diverse programme of exhibitions, events and activations. We are seeking expressions of interest for gallery-based projects and exhibitions from Aotearoa’s Tagata Moana Oceania arts community, including, experienced and emerging artists, groups and curatorial practitioners.

Selected projects will receive an artist or curator fee, production budget and be supported by the Tautai team to develop, present and promote their project.

Application Requirements

Please include in your proposal:

  • One-page outlining your proposed project, including context in relation to your practice and description of physical output or presentation.
  • Cover letter and artist or curator CV, including examples of previous work.
  • Visual references for proposed project (if applicable).


How to apply

All proposals must be submitted by closing deadline on Monday 16 August 2021 at midday. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit

Written by

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust

27 Jul 2021

Interests Tautai supports the development of contemporary pacific art through actively fostering and maintaining links between contemporary pacific visual artists.