11 Aug 2023
Today Creative New Zealand announces its partnership with Creative Australia to deliver a capability programme for New Zealand artists in connection with the Venice Biennale.
The Australia Council's (re)situate Biennale Delegates Program is a professional development opportunity that has been running since the 1990s with a focus on building international connections and engagement within the visual arts.
For the first time, New Zealand is supporting two artists from Aotearoa and the Pacific to participate in the programme.
Applications open via the Australia Council for the Arts website on the 31st of August at 10am (Australian Eastern Standard Time) closing on the 10th of October at 3pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) 2023 and are open to emerging practitioners working in the visual arts (artists, curators, writers and technicians) wishing to further develop their careers with international experience.
Participants in the programme will take part in a series of international events and tailored workshops, in person and online at the 60th International Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (in-person), Yokohama Triennale (online) and the Adelaide Biennial (in-person).
The 2024 (re)situate Biennale Delegate program aims to create new international networks, explore markets within the Asia Pacific region, expand capacity through global knowledge sharing and to collaboratively identify potential future initiatives and projects.
New Zealand artists have been invited to participate in the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia’s International Exhibition, “Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere”. An announcement of the names of the participating artists will be made in 2024. New Zealand’s presence at the 2024 Venice Biennale will be different from past years, as there will not be a national pavilion.
As confirmed by the review into the future of New Zealand’s presentation at Venice, Creative New Zealand will be seeking expressions of interest from potential delivery partners in September of this year. An organisation or consortium is sought to co-deliver New Zealand’s ongoing presence at Venice; a national presentation is planned for 2026, 2028 and 2030.
Click here to apply on the Creative Australia website.