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Opportunities for creative spaces

This page lists a range of opportunities for creative spaces and their artists. This includes calls for funding applications, job vacancies, conferences, exhibition opportunities, promotional opportunities, competitions and artist residencies. Please email if you would like your opportunity listed here.

Call for submissions to 2023 iNDx exhibition

Organisers of the 2023 iNDx exhibition are calling for artwork submissions. iNDx 2023, which will showcase the work of autistic artists, will take place from 17 October to 17 December in the Beautiful Science Gallery at Otago Museum. Organisers are accepting all art mediums: fabric, paint, digital, writing and more. However, certain styles of artwork will need to go through the museum’s pest management process to prevent the introduction of pests into the galleries. Submissions, including artist bios and list of artworks, close on 11 August. Dates for different types of artwork to be sent to Otago Museum are included in the online submission form, which you can complete online. If you would like help completing your submission form or writing a biography, or have any questions, please contact the iNDx team via email (

Landing Press calls for your poems

Whether you're an established writer, an in-your-notes-app-midnight poet or this is your first submission with your first ever writing, we want to read it. What does being a part of a generation mean to you? What are the things that pass between generations? What do you think when you see the word "generation"? You can send poems in languages other than English but please include an English translation. The deadline for your submissions is 31 August 2023. For more info visit the Landing Press website

Call for entries: Parkin Drawing Prize 2023

A major cash prize of $25,000 and national recognition will be awarded for the winning entry. In addition to the premier prize of $25,000, another 10 highly commended prizes of $500.00 are awarded. Anyone can apply to enter this anonymously selected contest as long as the artist is a New Zealand resident or citizen. Entries close at 4pm 31 May 2023 and the winner will be announced on Monday 31 July 2023. Visit for further information.

Submissions for Focus on Ability Short Film Festival 2023

Entries are open for the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival 2023. Simply make a short film (no more than five minutes) that celebrates the achievements or abilities of people with a disability. There are more than $100,000 worth of prizes to be won. Festival entries close 21 July 2023. For more information, visit the film festival's website.


Ministry for Culture and Heritage link

Arts Access Aotearoa link

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