Expressions of Interest are now open for artistic proposals to represent Australia in the category of National Participation at the Australian Pavilion for the 58th International Art Exhibition, Biennale Arte 2019 (Venice Biennale).
Australia’s participation in the Biennale Arte provides Australian artists and curators with a high profile international opportunity that includes important international exposure to new audiences, markets and contexts. This exposure builds the profile of Australian contemporary arts and stimulates international cultural links, networks and dialogue for Australian artists and curators. The Biennale represents a significant platform to showcase contemporary Australian arts to a global audience.
Australia’s National Participation at the Biennale Arte in Venice is managed by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s principal art funding and advisory body in accordance with the requirements established by La Biennale. The exhibition and associated publication will be the result of a close collaboration between the artist/s and curator/s and the Australia Council’s Venice Project team from concept through to the development, installation and the course of the exhibition, including key moments such as the Vernissage.
The Biennale runs from May to November 2019.
A two-stage EOI process
Stage One: Expressions of Interest close midnight ADEST, Wednesday, 22 November 2017.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified in mid-December 2017.
Stage Two: Shortlisted applicants will be funded to provide a detailed proposal by Monday, 29 January 2018.
The successful proposal will be announced in February 2018.