Call for Submissions 'To make the world better' - New Zealand International Art Exhibition

Updated: Sep 4, 2021



Art has never been absent from any significant moments.

Artists play an important role in humanity. Not only are we able to see the accumulation of history from the artists' creation, but also feel the humanistic care and emotional commonality from it. The audience can feel the inspiration of aesthetics and philosophy from the artworks, and the artworks also arouse people's sense of social responsibility and pursuit for a better life.

In recent years, some events with far-reaching impact have occurred around the world, such as the SARS virus that swept the world in 2003, the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, the Fukushima and Christchurch earthquakes in 2011, and especially the current COVID-19 since 2020, leading to great trauma throughout the world. Therefore, we hope to encourage artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds to create profound works of art to inspire the wider public to overcome current difficulties and fulfill their lives.

This project is divided into three parts: online art exhibitions and onsite art exhibition for selected artworks and 'To make the world better' themed workshops.


Time and venue:

Call for submissions for online exhibition: 1 September 2021 - 28 February 2022

Online exhibition: 5 September 2021 - 4 September 2022

Schedules of planned onsite exhibition:

New Zealand:

Christchurch: March 2022

Auckland: May 2022

Dunedin: June 2022


Australia: May 2022

South Korea: October 2022

Canada: August 2022

Singapore: November 2022

Malaysia: September 2022

Japan: July 2022

The exhibition time of other countries will be updated in due course.


  • This project is organized by Everyone an Artist Trust, and supported by Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Ethnic Communities, and Christchurch City Council.

  • This project is co-organized by East Universal Cultural and Arts Festival, New Zealand - China Union of Culture and Arts, and the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

  • Media support is provided by the SOLACE MEDIA New Zealand.


  • Artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works.

  • The artwork should be in line with the theme of 'To make the world better'. Both newly and previously created artworks can be submitted.

  • The artwork can be paintings, sculptures, photography, digital design, installation art.

  • For online exhibition, the size of the artworks is not limited. The work needs to be photographed or made into an electronic document in the format of .jpg. The photo or picture is required to be clear and accurately reflect the original appearance of the work. The size is between 1MB-15MB.

  • For onsite exhibition, the maximum size of painting works should not exceed 150×200cm, and the maximum size of sculpture and design works should not exceed 100×100×120cm. The size of photographic works must be printed in 16 inches (30✕40cm)-20 inches (40✕50cm).

  • The artist shall be responsible for the copyright of the submitted work, and there shall be no third-party disputes and other issues.

  • There is no registration fee and participation fee for online exhibition.

How to apply:

Please read the instructions below carefully

  • Artists can submit six artworks.

  • Artists must send us your artwork, documentations, submitted works statements, artist image and information. The text description should be in the format .doc, .rtf or .txt.

  • Please email them to with Subject: "To make the world better submission", at any time until the deadline 31 January 2022 at 11:00 pm (New Zealand time).

  • All applications must be in English.

  • The closing date and time for receipt of all submissions are 28 February 2022 at 11:00 pm (New Zealand time). Submissions after this time will not be accepted.

  • Notification will be made via email.


  • All submitted works will be exhibited online.

  • All submissions will benefit from a dedicated page and permanent saving on Everyone an Artist online gallery, as well as mainstream media support.

  • All published artists will be promoted on our website, social media, and newsletters.

  • Selected works will be invited to be displayed at the international onsite exhibitions 'To make the world better' - New Zealand International Art Exhibition. A certificate of exhibit will be awarded.

  • The selected works for the onsite exhibition will be included in the hardcover collection book about "To make the world better" - New Zealand International Art Exhibition, including the author's introduction, picture of artworks and other related information. Selected artists will be invited to attend the opening ceremony, themed workshops, and a series of artists forums.

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