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Biennales and Festivals

Biennales and Festivals Central Exhibition, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 © Forensic Architecture

Central Exhibition, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 © Forensic Architecture

THE BRITISH COUNCIL'S ARCHITECTURE DESIGN FASHION TEAM HAS SET UP A GRANT SCHEME TO SUPPORT PARTICIPATION BY UK-BASED DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS AT INTERNATIONAL BIENNALES AND FESTIVALS. 

Since 2016, ADF has supported presentations by UK architects and designers across ten international platforms: São Paulo Architecture Biennial, Moscow International Biennale, Days of Architecture Sarajevo, Dhaka Arts Summit, Toronto Design Offisite, Beijing Design Week, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Milan Salone del Mobile, Santiago Design Biennale and the central exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale. This year, we invite organisers of international biennales and festivals to submit proposals for grants to support the participation of UK-based designers. 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

International architecture and design biennales and festivals outside the UK wishing to showcase work by UK-based architects or designers are eligible to apply.

Grants are not designed for research and development, but to facilitate implementation of activities with UK-based designers, such as collaborations and exchanges, exhibitions, installations etc. 

Priority will be given to:

  • activities involving designers in early stages of their career, i.e. within 10 years of practice;
  • projects addressing social impact as a result area;
  • and projects that foster collaboration with local designers/architects.

Biennales and festivals which have received grants within the last 2 years are not able to apply.

TERMS OF THE GRANT

Grants will be offered by the British Council’s Architecture Design Fashion department to the biennale or festival organiser to cover specific costs in relation to the presentation of work by UK architects or designers. Activities must take place between September 2019 and September 2020.

APPLICATION PROCESS

International biennale or festival organisers interested in presenting work by UK-based designers should send an expression of interest by 31 July 2019 and submit full applications by 31 August 2019. 

Full criteria and the application form can be downloaded here.

30 May 2019

Opportunity: International Biennales and Festivals 2019

Opportunity: International Biennales and Festivals 2019 Aberrant Architecture © Simon Kennedy

Aberrant Architecture © Simon Kennedy

24 June 2019

Rachel Wingfield at Sydney Design Festival

Rachel Wingfield at Sydney Design Festival

1 April 2019

Cooking Sections at Colomboscope 2019

Cooking Sections at Colomboscope 2019 Ruvin de Silva for Colomboscope

Ruvin de Silva for Colomboscope

17 January 2019

Surface Tension exhibition DesignTO festival

Surface Tension exhibition DesignTO festival

30 October 2018

Inaugural Indian Ceramics Triennale

Inaugural Indian Ceramics Triennale

19 October 2018

The Environmental Impact of Fashion: Skopje Fashion Weekend 2018

The Environmental Impact of Fashion: Skopje Fashion Weekend 2018 © Skopje Fashion Weekend

© Skopje Fashion Weekend

25 September 2018

MODUS: A Platform for Expanded Fashion

MODUS: A Platform for Expanded Fashion

7 August 2018

Istanbul Design Biennial: A School of Schools

Istanbul Design Biennial: A School of Schools School of Earthquake Diplomacy/Deprem Diplomasisi Okulu, Navine G. Khan-Dossos

School of Earthquake Diplomacy/Deprem Diplomasisi Okulu, Navine G. Khan-Dossos

7 June 2018

Sarajevo and the Siege Workshop

Sarajevo and the Siege Workshop Project V Architecture

Project V Architecture

1 June 2018

Opportunity: International Biennales and Festivals

Opportunity: International Biennales and Festivals © Tallinn Architecture Biennale's insatallation by Gilles Retsin / PHOTO BY Tõnu Tunnel

© Tallinn Architecture Biennale's insatallation by Gilles Retsin / PHOTO BY Tõnu Tunnel

26 March 2018

Days of Architecture Sarajevo: ScanLAB Projects

Days of Architecture Sarajevo: ScanLAB Projects ScanLAB Projects

ScanLAB Projects

22 January 2018

Dhaka Art Summit: Fraser Muggeridge

Dhaka Art Summit: Fraser Muggeridge © Fraser Muggeridge

© Fraser Muggeridge

16 November 2017

São Paulo Architecture Biennial: Ways of Collaborating

São Paulo Architecture Biennial: Ways of Collaborating © 11a. Bienal de Arquitetura de São Paulo

© 11a. Bienal de Arquitetura de São Paulo

6 November 2017

Toronto Design Offsite: Aberrant Architecture

Toronto Design Offsite: Aberrant Architecture Civic Stage / © Aberrant Architecture, photo by Simon Kennedy

Civic Stage / © Aberrant Architecture, photo by Simon Kennedy

24 October 2017

Moscow International Biennale: UK Programme

Moscow International Biennale: UK Programme © Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

© Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

18 August 2017

Tallinn Architecture Biennale: Digital Building Blocks

Tallinn Architecture Biennale: Digital Building Blocks © Tallinn Architecture Biennale / photo by Tõnu Tunnel

© Tallinn Architecture Biennale / photo by Tõnu Tunnel

12 June 2017

Opportunity: International Biennales and Festivals

Opportunity: International Biennales and Festivals CENTRAL EXHIBITION, VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2016 © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE

CENTRAL EXHIBITION, VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2016 © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE

17 March 2017

Disegno and British Council at Salone del Mobile, Milan

Disegno and British Council at Salone del Mobile, Milan © ATELLIER CLERICI

© ATELLIER CLERICI

20 January 2017

Santiago Design Biennial: Aesthetic Sustainable Future

Santiago Design Biennial: Aesthetic Sustainable Future CURRENT WINDOW / © CAVENTOU (MARJAN VAN AUBEL AND PETER KRIGE)

CURRENT WINDOW / © CAVENTOU (MARJAN VAN AUBEL AND PETER KRIGE)

11 January 2017

New British Inventors at Santiago Design Biennial

New British Inventors at Santiago Design Biennial © Bienal del Diseno

© Bienal del Diseno

1 December 2016

Film: Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Film: Lisbon Architecture Triennale MAAT and Amanda Levete Architects

MAAT and Amanda Levete Architects

6 May 2016

Events Programme at Venice Architecture Biennale

Events Programme at Venice Architecture Biennale © Home Economics #1, 210x297mm, OK-RM and Matthieu Lavanchy, 2016

© Home Economics #1, 210x297mm, OK-RM and Matthieu Lavanchy, 2016