Call for Submissions | Toi Pōneke Arts Centre Visual Arts Residency 2018

Submissions due by Monday May 7

Toi Pōneke is calling for proposals from visual artists for our 2018 Visual Arts Residency. We are looking for applications from Wellington-based artists. This 12 week residency culminates in the exhibition of a new body of work at Toi Pōneke Gallery in October 2018.

The aim of this residency is to support an artist to develop a body of work and provide them with resources to dedicate themselves to their work full time. We aim for the artist-in-residence to gain experience installing a solo exhibition of their work at Toi Pōneke Gallery in October/November 2018.

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to an interview with Toi Pōneke staff before a final decision is made. At the completion of the residency the successful candidate will be required to provide a report and feedback.

What’s on Offer

  • Toi Pōneke will provide the candidate with a studio space for 12 weeks with 24/7 access
  • A 4 week exhibition at Toi Pōneke Gallery this includes pack in & pack out (3.5 weeks open to the public)
  • Mentoring
  • Promotion of the candidate’s exhibition and associated activities
  • A stipend during the 12-week residency
  • Some technical and hosting support for the exhibition


  • Available only to Wellington-based New Zealand citizens or permanent residents (resides in Wellington)
  • Applicants must be emerging artists
  • Artists must be able to commit to this residency full time (spend at least 40 hours a week at Toi Pōneke) and install their own exhibition

Students or artists within one year of finishing under-graduate study are not eligible to apply

  • Applicants recently graduated from a Post Graduate course are eligible to apply
  • Employees and family members of the employer Wellington City Council are not eligible to apply


  • Submissions due by 7 May 2018
  • Successful artist announced mid May 2018
  • Residency commences 9 July 2018
  • Exhibition dates: 15 October – 11 November 2018

This Residency has the outcome of an exhibition at Toi Pōneke Gallery.

Dates are non-negotiable.

  • Install:  October 15 – 18
  • Opening: 5:30pm Thursday October 18  or 5.30pm Friday October 19
  • Exhibition Dates:  October 19 –  November 10
  • De-install:  November 11

Your Application should comprise of:

  • Application Form
  • 2 page Visual Arts Resume
  • Minimum of 10 images of recent work A5 size, with captions and a short description if necessary
  • Please provide links to any relevant documentation (e.g. website, vimeo/Youtube channel, articles or papers about work, exhibitions, publications, etc.)
Please send all of the following to by Monday May  2018.

Terms and conditions

Successful applicants will be required to

  • Sign the Toi Pōneke – Visual Arts Residency Agreement;
  • Agree to the Toi Pōneke Arts Centre Terms and Conditions;
  • Complete a Toi Pōneke Arts Centre Artist Studio Application;
  • Agree to the Toi Pōneke Arts Centre Artist Studio Agreement.

Date(s) - 11/04/2018 - 07/05/2018
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