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Artist Opportunity - Moving Image Commission

Job details

Urban Dream Brokerage
25 May 2022
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Screen & Sound, Toi Maori, Visual Arts


Urban Dream Brokerage is proud to offer our exciting new community moving image art programme - Urban Dreams - Te Wāhi o Te Papa Whakāta. This has come about as an extension to Urban Dream Brokerage’s access to a great public space we are looking to share with visual artists and the public of Pōneke Wellington. 

This partnership between Urban Dram Brokerage and the Wellington City Creative Communities Scheme, provides an opportunity is for six artists to have existing moving image work featured on our screen-based window display at 106 Courtenay Place at the Readings Cinema Complex.

Curation for this submission is to be overseen by two independent artist curators, Tanya Ruka of Fog & Moon Studio and Ollie Hutton Mouthful Collective. Note both will contribute a work each to this activation.

Questions and inquiries are welcome, please email -

  • Submissions are due no later than 5pm Wednesday May 25th
  • Final decisions for all applicants will be notified on Wednesday June 15th
  • Successful artists will be paid $300 (plus GST if registered). 
  • Artists must be NZ permanent residents or have a current working visa.
  • Work to be considered - Moving Image & Film * Moving Image -  a visual work that has the appearance of movement.
  • Work is no longer than 15 mins in duration.
  • Work is required to have no sound or sound is not essential.
  • We encourage existing work, but you are welcome to submit new work.
  • We have two themes of interest, with priority given to stories relating to Pōneke Wellington:
  • Te Ao Māori - The world of Māori and/or
  • If speaking to Te Ao Māori and you are looking to tell mana whenua stories, please show evidence of acknowledgement from mana whenua they are happy for the story to be told by you.
  • Te Taiao - Nature and the natural world. 
  • If speaking to Te Taiao, think about how that relates to the urban environment and its relationship with nature. 
  • All work should be submitted in a suitably compressed format to be easily viewed (ie. USB).
  • Selected works will feature on our public screen for a duration of one week from Wed - Sun 5pm -11pm daily.
  • The works will be installed by our team.
  • Each successful artist will have an opportunity to host an artist talk at their first showing. *Optional
How to apply

Please visit our website in the link provided to apply.  

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Urban Dream Brokerage

9 May 2022