Enjoy Contemporary Art Space invites proposals from artists to participate in our 2025 programme. We encourage proposals from mana whenua of Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

This year Enjoy is calling for proposals for:

  • An exhibition in our gallery
  • A screening of a new moving image work
  • Performance based work

We are seeking proposals for artworks of any media that artists consider urgent or relevant, are experimental or process driven, and/or engage with the social and political capabilities of art. 

Successful proposals will receive:

  • An artist fee
  • A production and travel budget
  • Curatorial, technical and promotional support from Enjoy

A floor plan and photos of the galley spaces are here.

For proposals of moving image work, our screening room is fitted out with the following technology:

  • Projector LG CineBeam HU810PW 4K UHD Laser Projector
  • BrightSign XD1035 Enterprise + Experience Player
  • 2x Genelec 8030C Active Two-Way 5" Studio Monitors
  • Floating projection screen

Photos of the screening room can be found here.

All fees are in accordance with Artmakers Aotearoa guidelines.

Information about Enjoy Contemporary Art Space is available on our website.


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

  • A written outline or description of the artwork(s) or exhibition you are proposing and potential installation ideas (max. 600 words).
  • An indication if you are proposing to exhibit artwork(s), moving image, or performance
  • A short biography and/or artist CV about yourself and others involved in your artwork(s).
  • Up to five 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 artwork.

Option 2: Book a time to chat with us:

  • Book a time to meet with Enjoy’s Curator and Director to discuss your proposed artwork, exhibition, ideas, and practice.
  • Meetings are kept to 15 minutes long.
  • Please be prepared to indicate whether you are proposing to exhibit an artwork(s), moving image, or performance
  • You can book a time to meet in person, or on Zoom. Please follow the link below to book a time to meet with us: https://calendly.com/enjoycontemporary/open-call-2025

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, or any other related pātai with Enjoy’s Curator Brooke Pou at brooke@enjoy.org.nz.

Enjoy prioritises new artworks 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. 

  • Applications should be sent via email to brooke@enjoy.org.nz. Proposals are due midnight, Sunday 28 July.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by Enjoy’s Curator, Brooke Pou, and Director, DJCS.
  • You will be notified of the outcome of your proposal by Saturday 17 August.


3.30pm - 5.30pm

Need help with your research? Drop into Enjoy between 3.30pm and 5.30pm any Thursday where we can help you navigate our library.

We can help you find relevant books and texts from our collection of over 1300 books and periodicals from Aotearoa, the Pacific, and abroad. Enjoy's collection is expansive and includes several books from art theory, philosophy and art reference books to exhibition and artist publications, including niche, one-off and handmade gems unique to our collection.

Alongside our library, our archives not only include documentation and ephemera from Enjoy's twenty-two year history of exhibitions and events, but also from galleries and projects all over Aotearoa spanning decades.

Free WiFi, tea and filtered coffee provided.


Volunteers are an integral part of our community and operations at Enjoy Contemporary Art Space. From gallery minding and working events to helping with library and archival projects, we seek to help our volunteers gain experience and insight into working in the art sector.

If you are interested in volunteering with Enjoy, please email DJCS at daniel@enjoy.org.nz

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