Biennial Foundation is a non-for-profit arts organisation that operates as a link between contemporary art biennials and art practitioners worldwide. It stands as a unique platform for the exchange of knowledge, practices and expertise about biennials globally. Biennial Foundation’s innovative aim is to gather, organise and compile this information.
Research has explored the biennial phenomena as functioning with a similar infrastructure, but leading to vast and varied arrays of exhibition possibilities. Over one hundred contemporary art biennials exist today and Biennial Foundation is the only organization connecting them.
Biennial Foundation received initial public funding to operate as an independent foundation and meet its goal of developing a global network for exchange.
As a non-for-profit organization Biennial Foundation welcomes support from individuals, public and private funding bodies, companies and foundations.
By supporting Biennial Foundation, you become part of a unique global community and a vibrant, flexible arts organization with a dynamic program.
Your support will help Biennial Foundation realize its vision and your generosity will help us add value to the field of contemporary art.
Biennial Foundation Talks
An ongoing series of talks organized in collaboration with biennials and/or other arts organizations taking place during the opening days of a given biennial. Topics are jointly conceived with our partners and related to themes addressed by the hosting biennial.
Hub for Biennial Knowledge
Biennial Foundation is developing an online collective space for biennial theory and discourse, especially valuable for art students and scholars. This resource is one of our foremost contributions to the field of education and research.
BTV (multi-media resources)
Ongoing interviews with contemporary art biennials in the world, archived on our website. This multi-media resource gives insight to the origins, mission and developments of biennials and sheds light on specific features. BTV includes the recording and broadcasting of our own art events.
World Biennial Forum (WBF)
Shaped especially for biennial organizations and their collaborators this large-scale recurring forum enables biennial practitioners to exchange ideas and experiences about common practices, problems and expertise, and to discuss the foremost concerns in the arena. The forum is always realized in collaboration with a biennial or an art institution.
Apart from collecting and sharing information online (HUB for Biennial Knowledge), Biennial Foundation is developing a physical archive / library including books, catalogues, journals, and art magazines. Support is vital to reach a more comprehensive level.
Become a Benefactor
Support Biennial Foundation by becoming a benefactor. You will be acknowledged as such in all our official press and print materials. For more information, please contact Maria Ververidou: email@example.com
If you like what we do, you can help us any time.
Donations are welcome at:
Chamber of Commerce, The Netherlands: 34364923
Bank account Rabobank, The Netherlands: 1545.73.736
Iban: NL21 RABO 0154 5737 36
Become our Friend
Contribute towards Biennial Foundation’s development with non-financial support. Please contact Maria Ververidou if you are interested in becoming friends: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a supporter of Biennial Foundation, we are pleased to provide special treatment for art events held in conjunction with our partners.
- Entrance to the global network of contemporary art biennials.
- Attending professional pre-views and official openings as a special guest.
- Global media coverage and opportunities to present a profile as a new arts benefactor.
- Introductions to leading contemporary artists, art works, art institutions, curators, art collectors, directors, art enthusiasts, and other benefactors.
- Connecting and socializing by attending dinners and receptions with artists and art professionals.
- Opportunities to explore new potential markets and places by supporting the arts.
- Access to forums and talks about current events and up to date biennial developments.
- Opportunities to start or develop an art collection based on privileged access to biennial exhibitions and its collateral advisors.
- Chance to be a part of a unique network of international art institutions, providing recognition and status in the world of art.
- Possibilities to invite clients, guests and relations to official exhibition openings.
Biennial Foundation is an open-minded organization, eager to listen to your interests and ideas. Your support, big or small, will make a difference. We’ll be happy to hear from you. For more information contact Marieke van Hal: email@example.com
Biennial Foundation is supported by:
The Mondriaan Foundation (NL) stimulates visual arts, design and the cultural heritage from the Netherlands. It is committed to strengthening the international position of contemporary visual arts and design, and accomplishes this by offering financial support to enable institutions, companies and authorities, both national and international, to reach their audience.
IFA, the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (DE) is the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations and Germany’s leading organization for international cultural exchange. IFA operates both nationally and worldwide to promote the artistic exchange and dialogue between civil societies, and to provide information about foreign cultural policy.
The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB), financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, represents the national body responsible for enabling visual artists, cultural mediators, designers, and architects to develop their work. Fonds BKVB is especially active in the field of internationalization. In 2012 the Fonds BKVB merged with the Mondriaan Foundation.
ελculture is the most popular bilingual platform for contemporary culture in Greece. It operates as an online information agenda and organizes its own cultural events. Elculture’s English version is a specialized guide addressed to the non-Greek-speaking audiences, providing actual information about the arts and cultural activity in Greece.