Te Tuhi studio artist policy

Te Tuhi provides studios to contemporary artists who share and support its kaupapa. Te Tuhi is renowned for supporting curatorial research, resulting in exhibitions that are locally engaged, regionally responsive and internationally ambitious with a strong awareness of social, political and environmental issues. Te Tuhi also leads the field in community engagement through its public programme.

Te Tuhi’s studios provide an environment in which artists can develop their practices and expand their networks. It is intended that the studios will contribute to a vibrant arts and cultural community in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, combining principles of collaboration,  experimentation and inclusiveness, and engaging with the wider arts sector and the public through programmes including open studios, exhibitions and events.

Studio artist criteria

To secure a space at Te Tuhi Studios, artists need to demonstrate how their values align with Te Tuhi’s kaupapa, and how they will contribute to the studio project as a whole.

Studios are prioritised for artists who are:

  • Committed to critically engaged contemporary art practice.
  • Either have, or are seeking to build, a career as a professional artist.
  • Exhibiting or engaging in opportunities (exhibitions, projects, residencies) locally, nationally and/or internationally.
  • Committed to regular ongoing use of their studio.
  • Committed to constructively participate in Te Tuhi’s art and education programmes.

Artists are offered shared studios at Te Tuhi’s discretion, and Te Tuhi will make every effort to match studios to artists’ practices appropriately. 

Studio artist activity

Te Tuhi’s studio artists are committed to community engagement. As well as using the studios as a space for their own practice, you can expect to see them opening their doors for public events including open studios.

Te Tuhi Studios are are open to the public for up to four days each year to raise the profile of the project and support fundraising efforts. Artists are expected to participate and engage with visitors during these events.

Artists can use their studios at any time.

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