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Call for artist's proposals: Changing Lanes and Freyberg Steps for Art in the City 2022

We're calling for artist proposals for temporary public art as part of Art in the City 2022.

Running in Auckland's city centre between 7 - 16 October 2022, Art in the City will be a celebration of art and creativity under the umbrella of its theme Spring. Artists are to capture a mood of rejuvenation and hope while considering the context of city centre spaces as we begin to move away from the challenges and uncertainty of COVID. 

The programme aims to create reasons for people to explore and rediscover the city centre. It will include the return of Late Night Art, Urban Art Village, and various exhibitions and activations within galleries, and public and private spaces. 

The installation of temporary public art in high-profile city centre spaces will be another key feature.

There are four opportunities for artists to submit their proposals for temporary public artwork as part of the popular Changing Lanes and Freyberg Steps series for Art in the City. 

The selected artworks will remain installed in busy public spaces in the city centre for two months. 

Successful artists will be paid $3000 + GST for Freyberg Steps and $7500 + GST  (including installation costs) for Changing Lanes. 

Deadlines for both submissions are 5 pm, Friday 8 July 2022.

The full brief for Changing Lanes can be found here.
The full brief for Freyberg Steps can be found here. 

Submit your proposal and/or direct any questions to

Art in the City is created by Heart of the City alongside Auckland Council and a number of city centre stakeholders.