Submitting Proposals

RM supports and promotes new developments in the contemporary arts. We invite proposals 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.

The RM Collective holds calls for proposals each year. We encourage applicants to send their proposals in response to these callouts. However the Collective recognises that for various reasons some proposals may require consideration at a specific time and we are also happy to accept these during the year. Additionally, RM encourages one off events running concurrently with our exhibition programme. Please email RM at if you would like to hold an event at RM.

Please include in your proposal:

A Written Statement (maximum of 500 words)
Please include a written outline of your proposed work, with a background of the participants, your practice, 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 tend to 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 practicing 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
Please include 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 the as an appropriate computer file, or a link to a website where the work can be viewed.

The Space
Please consider the layout of the gallery when making your proposal. A floorplan is available here. 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.

Exhibitions typically run for a period of three weeks.

Applications should be emailed as a single PDF document to

All applications should contain a contact phone number and/or email address.

Any further information or clarification can be sought from the RM Collective, e mail:

Please find the RM floorplan here

RM Gallery and Project Space
Thursday and Friday 1pm - 6pm
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, Michael Lett and Bowerbank Ninow.

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