Exhibit With Us at The Arts Village

The Arts Village Exhibition Programme 2018/2019

Exhibit at The Arts Village

The Arts Village has a dynamic exhibitions program with various artists sharing their work throughout the year. We have two beautiful gallery spaces for practicing artists to exhibit & share their work with our local community. One of them is our Mosaic Gallery, named so for its glorious mosaic flooring laid by hundreds of volunteers with more than 350,000 hand-placed tiles. The other one is the Cottage Gallery, now home to the new Arts Village Cafe and situated next to the onsite Arts & Craft shop.

To exhibit at The Arts Village, interested artists must submit a proposal to The Arts Village Projects Team. While exhibition proposals are accepted year round, our team meets twice a year to evaluate each proposal on a case-by-case basis and allocate exhibition space.

There are some costs associated with having an exhibition. Once you have your proposal accepted, The Arts Village can help with your funding application to cover some of these costs. More information is available at our information sessions or by contacting The Arts Village staff directly.


Our team meets twice a year to allocate exhibition spaces from the submitted proposals. While we accept applications at any time of year you should keep in mind these allocation meeting dates:

15th January 2018: For consideration at our January 2018 Allocation Meeting (For exhibitions: July to December 2018)
15th July 2018: For consideration at our July 2018 Allocation Meeting (For exhibitions:  January to June 2019)
15th January 2019: For consideration at our January 2019 Allocation Meeting (For exhibitions:  July to December 2019)

The Arts Village reviews exhibition proposals in line with The Arts Village Strategic Plan. Priority is given to supporting Rotorua-based artists or artist groups who:

  • are in the early stages of their career and have the ability to create quality work and further develop their practice;
  • are more established in terms of their exhibition history and the critical attention they have received, but seek to enliven and enrich their practice as they try out new ideas and develop new techniques; and
  • have not had a similar exhibition at The Arts Village within the last 12 months.

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Please fill out the form below

Download our application form

Exhibition spaces for 2018 are  no longer available.
Applications may be made for exhibition space in 2019.

If you would like to book a 15-minute session to chat about your body of work and how you see it developing towards an exhibition, email our team at projects@artsvillage.org.nz or call us 07 348 9008.