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TAUTAI | 2023 Call for Proposals

Job details

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust
30 Aug 2022
National, Auckland
Work type
Expressions of interest
Work classification
Pasifika, Performing Arts, 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 March-December 2023. 

This year, we are seeking expressions of interest for both gallery-based exhibitions, and for projects, events and activations from Aotearoa’s Tagata Moana Oceania arts community, including, experienced and emerging artists, groups and curatorial practitioners. Projects, events and activations can these could be one-off or part of a series, and at Tautai or off-site.  

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

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.

Application Requirements

Please include in your proposal:

  • One-page outlining your proposed exhibition or 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 (if applicable).
How to apply

All porposals must be submitted by closing deadline on Tuesday 30 August at midday.

For exhibition proposals visit the exhibition proposal page on our website.

For project proposals visit the project proposal page on our website.

Written by

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust

17 Aug 2022

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