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(re)situate Biennale Delegates Program

A funded opportunity for early career individuals working in visual arts. Engage with the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Yokohama Triennale, and Venice Biennale 2024.

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About the program

The (re)situate Biennale Delegates Program is a professional development opportunity for early career individuals working in the visual arts industry (producers, technicians, writers, curators, artists, project managers) who are based in Australia or Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Please note, this program involves national and international travel. Successful applicants will receive a grant of AUD $4,750, flights and accommodation (as needed), plus additional access support as required. See below for details.

The program will facilitate exchange of ideas, catalyse new perspectives, and support the seeding of future projects and collaborations.

Participants will connect with artists, producers and curators from Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art (face-to-face), Yokohama Triennale (online), and Venice Biennale (face-to-face).

In 2024 the total intake for the program will be 14 individuals living in either Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand), with:

  • a minimum of four (4) places for applicants who identify as First Nations and are based in Australia, and
  • two (2) allocations to individuals with New Zealand citizenship or New Zealand permanent residency.

This program is for individuals:

  • who are early career, within five to ten years of practice or experience as a creative practitioner
  • have not participated in one of our delegation or professional development programs
  • interested in applying learnings from participation in the program to their visual arts practice
  • wanting to develop or expand their national and global networks
  • wanting to explore shared global challenges to benefit Australian creative practice
  • interested in identifying future international projects or collaborations.

Applications from First Nations peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disability, LGBTQIA+ people, regionally based people, and the intersections across these will be prioritised. Please refer to the Creative Australia Cultural Engagement Framework here for more information.

If you need advice about applying, contact an Artists Services Officer.

The Biennale Delegates Program is a co-investment initiative with Creative New Zealand as well as state and territory arts funding agencies. It is delivered in partnership with the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art and Yokohama Triennale. Additional access support for successful applicants has been made possible through the generosity of the Cross Family Foundations.

The (re)situate program is delivered in a hybrid manner with weeklong program sessions occurring face-to-face and online. There will be national (Adelaide) and international (Venice, Italy) travel involved.

You will need to commit to fourteen (14) days of engagement with the program between February, and end of April 2024 – not including international travel time.

Program dates
Online introductions: Friday 2 February 2024
Adelaide: Wednesday 28 February – Saturday 2 March 2024 (face-to-face)
Yokohama: Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 April 2024 (online)
Venice: Tuesday 16 – Sunday 21 April 2024 (face-to-face)

Successful applicants will receive a grant of AUD $4,750 to support participation and to allow for a program knowledge-share outcome. This grant includes a $400 allowance for the Adelaide intensive (28 February – 3 March 2024) and an $850 allowance for the Venice, Italy intensive (16 – 21 April 2024) – to cover additional meals, airport transfers, and incidentals.

Travel support
We will arrange and pay for accommodation and flights to Adelaide (28 February – 3 March 2024) and Venice (16 – 21 April 2024). You will be required to arrange travel insurance for both trips, and we will reimburse you the cost to a total of AUD $250.

Additional access support
Additional support needs including accessibility support, interpreting, childcare, and regional access support will be provided on a case-by-case basis. We encourage you to speak with us about any specific needs you may require to ensure you can equitably participate in this program.


Who can apply?

  • Only individuals may apply to this category.
  • Applicants living in Australia who are an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.
  • Applicants living in Australia on a work or study visa or in a visa stream to become a permanent resident.
  • Applicants living in New Zealand with New Zealand citizenship or New Zealand permanent residency.

Who can’t apply?

Your application will be considered ineligible if:

  • you’ve received a grant, or administered a grant, from Australia Council/Creative Australia or Creative New Zealand in the past and that grant has not been satisfactorily acquitted
  • you owe money to Australia Council/Creative Australia
  • you have participated in a professional development opportunity with us in the last four years
  • you do not live in Australia or Aotearoa (New Zealand)
  • you are applying as a legally constituted organisation.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button at the top of this page.

The Application Form will require you to fill in some of your details and submit three (3) support material items:

Support Material Item 1
A single page pdf file or a link to an audio file or a video file responding to the following three questions:

  1. How will this program contribute to the development of your practice? (250 words maximum, min 10pt sans serif)
  2. What do you wish to explore/develop while participating in this program? (250 words maximum, min 10pt sans serif)
  3. How will you offer knowledge-sharing following the conclusion of the program? (50 words maximum, min 10pt sans serif)

Audio or video submissions should be a maximum of four (4) minutes in length. Please upload audio or video submissions under the support material section of the application form. Audio and video format submissions are not mandatory.

Support Material Item 2
A one-page CV illustrating your work experience and involvement in relevant projects.

Support Material Item 3
A link or single page of one example of a project or activity you have completed or are working on that is relevant to the program.

Please refer to our How to apply page for further information and guidance on support material upload requirements.

Applications will be assessed by our staff and industry advisors with a final review by participating states and territories.

We will assess applications against the following assessment criteria:

Quality of work

  • Rigour and clear articulation of creative, engagement or development processes
  • Participation suitability that will benefit and impact visual arts practice
  • Quality of work previously produced, and public and peer response to your work.

Impact on career

  • The relevance and timeliness of the program to your practice
  • How participation in the program strengthens your capacity as an arts professional, particularly in relation to international engagement and collaboration.

Assessments will be completed in two stages:

  • Stage 1: Delegates nominated by Australia Council/Creative Australia and Creative New Zealand staff and industry advisors.
  • Stage 2: Endorsement by states and territories.

Notification: November 2023