CIRCUIT is calling for artist proposals to make new video work for Masons Screen.

The three successful proposals will each receive $600 towards the production of a new single channel video. Each work will screen for one month on Masons Screen between December 2022–February 2023. An essay on the works will be commissioned and published on CIRCUIT.

Each proposal should consider the nature of public space, the fleeting (yet repeated) engagement of passersby, and the need for an ambient, intermittent, or silent soundtrack.

About Masons Screen

Masons Screen was established as a public art project in 2016, a single monitor embedded in a walkway between the Terrace and Lambton Quay. Since then, over 50 video works have been seen by thousands of passersby each month as they commute between the centres of government, shopping and transport. Each work is shown on Masons Screen for one month at a time, playing 24/7.

Named after Mr William Mason, who arrived in Wellington in 1842 and ran a blacksmiths shop at the back of the walkway. “In those days… there was nothing more than a rough track through the manuka scrub.”

What to include in your proposal

  • A one-page description of the proposed project, which includes a statement about how the project will respond to the context of public space.

  • Your bio and details of any collaborators.

  • Links to video of your previous work.

The call out is open to artists who are either from or currently based in Aotearoa.


The deadline for proposals is Wednesday 24 August 2022.

We will notify successful applicants by 1 September 2022.

How to submit your proposal

Please send your proposal to CIRCUIT's director, Mark Williams,


If you have any questions about your proposal, please also email Mark Williams,

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