MEANWHILE are excited to announce our open call for proposals for the second half of 2021 (& a slither of 2022)


This programme will run with MEANWHILE from August 2021 to March 2022.


We welcome proposals for group or solo shows of ANY emergent and explorative contemporary art practices. We will accept proposals until midnight Monday May 10, 2021. Please email proposals as a single PDF to, with the subject line ‘Open call 2021’. (All) applicants will be informed of outcomes by the end of May, 2021.


Proposals will be reviewed by the MEANWHILE board. We also completely(!) welcome writers, and workshops/off-site/event/performance organisers to respond to this call. However, we will also take proposals for pop-up events over the course of 2021/22.


We will be photographing our 2021/22 exhibitions with emerging film photographers, and we would love to hear from anyone who is interested in being involved - regardless of experience.


Please do not hesitate to contact us at MEANWHILE with any questions, more images of our space, and for support on your proposals. We greatly encourage arts practitioners or groups - of any experience - based in Te-Whanganui-a-Tara to apply. We are happy to work with emerging practitioners on their proposals, and are committed to minimising barriers where necessary. If you have been developing something of meaning you’d like to share with our arts communities, but need support from us, please reach out (!).


Please do share (share! share!)


MEANWHILE's main gallery space can be available free of charge for events such as gigs, workshops, talks, events, community meetings or photoshoots.


MEANWHILE  regularly pair art writers with curatorial projects. We are super interested in hearing from any emerging art, journalistic and experimental writers.


We also host a catalogue of texts on the MEANWHILE website, and are always open to publishing new pieces. 


MEANWHILE  produces press content on behalf of each artist for their curatorial project. We are always open to working with new designers 


Our team includes gallery assistants that help us with openings, install of exhibitions, gallery sitting and administration tasks. Our assistants are a vital part of MEANWHILE's life!