The Perennial Biennial

Project area
Visual Arts 
International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (partner) 
Project lead
Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art Ltd. (UK) 
Creative Europe (2014 -2020) - Culture / European cooperation projects 2018
EU funding
200.000 EUR

Coordinator: Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art Ltd. (UK)
Partners: Bergenstriennalen AS (NO), biedriba Rigas Starptautiska Bienale (LV), International Centre of Graphic Arts (SI), KW Institute for Contemporary Art – Kunst-Werke Berlin ev (DE)

Project amount: 335.480 EUR
EU support: 200.000 EUR (59,62 %)
Project duration: 1. 8. 2018–1. 8. 2021

The project Perennial Biennial will develop sustainable models of practice, curatorial development and research in the biennial field between 2018 and 2021.

Over the last four years, Europe has witnessed significant political and cultural changes. This unrest has brought about an urgency and desire for closer collaboration in the arts. The Perennial Biennial has been developed in response to this and will operate as a year-round collaboration to further the field of biennial practice and strengthen European biennial networks across five major partners in Germany, Latvia, Slovenia, Norway and the UK.

The project will support curatorial practice, research, writing and discourse in the biennial field through collaborative working, staff exchanges and the sharing of expertise and models for sustainable practice. Its aim is to create dynamic national and international commissioning partnerships, which will strengthen the biennial sector in each location. The network will support a number of European Biennials to participate in the International Biennial Association (IBA).

(Source & further info at Liverpool Biennal.)

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