Open Call to the Future

Enjoy Public Art Gallery
Oct 12, 2018 to Nov 9, 2018

Open Call to the Future
proposals close 5 pm, Friday 9 November 2018

After eighteen years of operation and development from its roots as an artist-run space, Enjoy is contemplating the future. Over the next year, in consultation with our audiences, we will be actively reflecting on the ways our organisation continues to support the development of contemporary art, curatorial and publishing practices in Aotearoa.

As we develop our upcoming programmes, Enjoy is interested in thinking through alternative working strategies and project formats, and collaborating with emerging and established arts practitioners to pose new questions. While we are interested in exploring experimental institutional practices and curation, we also want to ensure that artists and artist-led projects remain at the centre of what we do.

An annual call for proposals has been incorporated into the way Enjoy develops its programming since 2000, and looking towards 2019 we extend an ‘Open Call to the Future’. We invite artists, curators, researchers, writers, educators and designers to respond to the possibilities of this provocation by submitting project proposals, which can take any format, including but not limited to:
• Exhibitions
• Experimental curatorial projects
• Offsite projects
• Events
• Publications
• Institutional interventions
• Partnerships with other organisations and groups
• Other initiatives

We expect practitioners to approach this call from their own perspectives, with scope to pose lateral responses and projects that serve their specific practices.

Proposals should be sent to Proposals are due by 5pm, Friday 9 November. Successful proposals will be scheduled between April and November 2019.

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