Current Call Outs

We are currently asking for proposals for the 2021 exhibition programme.

Proposals due midnight Sunday the 16th of August 2020

RM supports and promotes new developments in the contemporary arts and invites proposals for our 2021 programme. Proposals can be for solo or group exhibitions, as well as events, workshops, performances, talks and screenings. We are also interested in supporting online, off-site and ephemeral projects.

RM has two exhibition spaces, Space R and Space M. We invite proposals for either space, or for the two spaces combined.

Please include in your proposal:

A written statement (maximum of 500 words)

A written outline of your proposed work, with a background of the participants and an overview of what you intend to present at RM. Ideally this text should be written and presented in a way that you feel best reflects your practice. Some outlines may be specific in terms of the installation and execution of the work, whereas others may tend to focus on the ideas and methods that will help generate the body of work. As practising artists we understand that most shows will tend to develop and diverge from what has been suggested within the proposal — we see the proposal as a starting point for a conversation with you; an introduction into an exhibition that is still in the working phase.

Visual/audio material

Photographs of the work to be shown or documentation of recent work that clearly indicates the type of work that is intended. Performance, film, sound or video should be sent in an appropriate file type or via a link to a website where the work can be viewed.

The Space

Please consider the layout of the gallery when making your proposal. We ask that you consult the floor plan attached to this email and that you note in your proposal whether you prefer Space R or Space M. The Archive Room is not usually available for exhibitions.

Artist CV

An artist CV is not required. However applicants are free to include one.

Contact details

Please include a contact phone number and email address.


Email applications as a single PDF document to rmartistspace@gmail.com.

Please name your file using the following format: YourName_proposal2021.


Exhibitions in 2021 will run for a period of four weeks.

Any further information or clarification can be sought from the RM Collective.
Please email us at info@rm.org.nz

We look forward to reading your proposals!

Call for Archive residency proposals:

The archive room residency aims to provide space for larger long-form projects that are not necessarily limited by the traditional constraints of exhibition making. The six week residency, which takes place in our archive room, is designed to allow for practices, research, and project outcomes requiring time and space to develop. 

RM is interested in supporting a wide range of research modes and practices. Some examples of research projects include: a collaborative mapping project, a conversation pit, a dynamic studio, an ongoing research and writing project, a kitchen, a radio station.

RM’s collective members will provide support throughout the project’s development.

  • Successful applicants will be aware of RM opening times and events throughout the 6 weeks.
  • We ask that the archive room can still operate in some dimension as a functional space, whereby the archive is accessible and there is space for other research to occur.
  • We ask that an outcome or research is shared with the public or RM team at some point during the residency. This could take many forms including (but not limited to): talks, workshops, screenings, kai kōrero, dance parties, walks, publications/production of texts, image making/sharing
  • We ask that a permanent contribution is made to the RM archive.

All proposals should include visual or audio material in a form that can be easily viewed by our collective members. We recommend that you include a written outline of your work, with a background of the participants, your practice, and an overview of what you are hoping to achieve over this period, as well as your contact details.

Please email applications as a single PDF document to rmartistspace@gmail.com. Please name your file using the following format: YourName_residency2021.

Please take a look here for proposal guidelines.

RM Gallery and Project Space
Thursday and Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm

Samoa House Lane
Auckland Central 1010

We are located in the centre of Auckland, close to Karangahape Road. We are on Samoa House Lane, just off of Beresford Street -- look out for the incredible fale of Samoa House and you're nearly there.
We are  2 minutes walk from Artspace, Ivan Anthony and Michael Lett.

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