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Scotland + Venice

Scotland + Venice provides artists based in Scotland with a valuable platform to showcase their work on the international stage at one of the world’s most prestigious visual arts festivals, the Venice Biennale.

It is a partnership between Creative Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland and British Council Scotland. The partnership is now seeking notes of interest from experienced curators and/or visual arts organisations who will work with them to deliver an ambitious and imaginative project that will run during the Biennale (May 13 to November 26 2017).

Outline proposals should be completed using the templates provided below and should be submitted to Amanda Catto, Head of Visual Arts at amanda.catto@creativescotland.com by 5pm on 14 April 2016. A shortlist of a maximum of 6 proposals will be established and we will invite the selected applicants to discuss these in more detail at an interview to be held in Edinburgh on 25 April 2016.

Further details

Open Call for Scotland + Venice 2017

Download details of the Open Call for Scotland + Venice 2017.

Scotland + Venice 2017 Proposal Form

Download the proposal form for Scotland + Venice 2017 in Word format.

Scotland + Venice 2017 Outline Budget template

To help Scotland + Venice 2017 applicants develop their proposal, we have provided a budget template.

Scotland + Venice 2015

Graham Fagen was selected to represent Scotland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, which ran from 9 May to 22 November 2015, in a solo presentation commissioned and curated by Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath.

Graham's work mixes media and crosses continents; combining video, performance, photography, and sculpture with text, live music and even, plants. His recurring artistic themes, which include flowers, journeys and popular song, are used as attempts to understand and talk clear-sightedly about the powerful forces that shape our lives.

Stories from Scotland + Venice

Scotland + Venice 2005

Glasgow-based artists, Alex Pollard, Cathy Wilkes, Tom O'Sullivan and Joanne Tatham were chosen to represent Scotland at the 2005 event in an exhibition entitled Selective Memory.

Published: 30 Jun 2005

Scotland + Venice 2003

In 2003, the Scottish Arts Council and the British Council, supported by the Scottish Executive, formed a successful partnership which mounted a presentation of new work from Scotland entitled Zenomap.  Unusually, Zenomap included some 28 artists working in a variety of media. 

Published: 30 Jun 2003