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Māngere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku - Call for projects 2020

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Māngere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku Call for Proposals 2020

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Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku is the home of Māori and Pacific visual and performing arts in Tāmaki Makaurau. The year-round gallery programme reflects the diversity of arts, crafts and cultural activities within the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board community. The centre’s primary purpose is to engage and inspire communities with Māori and Pacific arts and culture.

We are calling for creative projects from groups, collectives or individuals interested in exhibiting and/or creating unique projects, programmes or events at the Arts Centre to be held during the first half of the year 2020 (1 January – 30 June).

The annual programme at Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku aligns with various festivals throughout the year including Matariki Festival (2020 dates are yet to be announced). If your project recognises this or any other event, then please indicate that fact in your proposal.

Project criteria

  1. Preference is given to artists from the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board area and the wider Auckland region.
  2. Your project should be relevant to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board community, context or location.
  3. Your project should meet one or more of the following objectives in the Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku Business Plan 2015-2018:

To develop the centre as a destination facility for Māori and Pacific arts and culture that attracts local, national and international audiences

To create an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and enjoyable for local people

To ensure all spaces in the centre are utilised to their full potential

To deliver a balanced range of arts and culture experiences, including contemporary and heritage visual and performing arts by local, national and international artists

To increase local communities access to and participation in the arts (with a specific focus on youth audiences)

To support and mentor local artists and connect them to broader audiences and opportunities

In addition, priority will be given to:

  • Group projects and/or projects with well-developed, unique programmes or events
  • Projects that recognise and celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year

 Closing dates and notification of outcome

The call for proposals closes at 5pm on Sunday 24 February 2019. The outcome of proposals will be notified by Tuesday 12 March 2019. If your proposal is successful you will be invited to an initial meeting to discuss project scope, installation details, project dates, and marketing information. The overall budget, accompanying public programme and associated resources required will also be discussed at this time.

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Applicants will be contacted if further information is required.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Māngere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku team to discuss your proposal during business hours on 09 262 5789 or email

* Please note: we are calling for high quality gallery based public engagement programmes and events as well as art exhibitions.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the form below.

Section one: Gallery information

Please view a PDF of the available gallery spaces here

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Section two: Exhibition details

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