1932 black and white illustration of the British Pavilion in Venice

Applications have now closed for the initial expressions of interest

We are looking for exhibition proposals for the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, 26 May to 25 November 2018.

The British Council are seeking bold and imaginative proposals that respond to the 2018 Biennale theme Freespace. Proposals should offer a new experience of contemporary British architecture and reflect on its relationship with the rest of the world, exploring how architecture demonstrates ‘generosity and thoughtfulness’ towards its users, citizens and the public. 

We invite proposals from curatorial teams which can include architects, designers, curators, researchers, artists, critics and other collaborators, as well as cultural and educational institutions. Collectively, these teams must have exhibition production and curatorial experience.

Application timeline

  • Stage 1: Initial expressions of interest. 
    Deadline: 7 August 2017.
  • Stage 2: Four teams will be invited to work up a fully developed exhibition concept to be presented to a selection panel. 
    Deadline for final detailed proposals: Midnight on 12 September 2017.

To enter

Download the Open Call Brief and Application Form below and follow instructions on how to submit your proposal. 

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