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Open Call Venice Architecture Biennale 2023

For (landscape) architects, urban planners and spatial researchers who want to contribute to the parallel program of the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023 with the theme The Biennale as Metabolism.

closed

closing date passed

€ 25,000

maximum amount to apply for

€ 50,000

budget

Important information

what is the purpose of this open call?

With this open call Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL are calling on (landscape) architects, urban planners and spatial researchers to submit proposals that will expose the invisible flows of materials, waste and labour that lie behind the exhibitions at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023. Mapping and visualising this metabolism can increase the insight and awareness needed to develop a more sustainable biennale that makes a positive contribution to the Venetian ecosystem.

who is this open call for?

This open call is open to (landscape) architects, urban planners and spatial researchers with an individual practice or working in teams.

which projects are eligible for a grant?

Grants can be applied for (research) projects aimed at visualising and analysing material and waste flows, production chains, transport movements and workers, for projects aimed at different material use and reuse, or projects focused on the design of circular systems, with attention to the local context.

Projects can be of various kinds. For example, they can take the form of:

- New architecture and design research;
- Additional research for existing projects that may have been presented before but are still under development;
- Projects aimed at propagating knowledge, such as events, symposia, workshops and publications;
- Innovative collaborations with institutions or organisations, with clear and communicable results;
- Digital tools or software solutions;
- Speculative or artistic interventions and events.

how do you prepare an application?

In order to prepare the application, it is important to acquire the right information based on the following documents:

Open Call Venice Architecture Biennale 2023
Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Venice Architecture Biennale 2023, which describes the reason and objective, central questions, criteria and procedure.

Open Call Grant Scheme
Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Grant Scheme, which describes the general conditions, grounds for rejection, manner of publication, submission procedure, assessment, the award and any grant obligations. Deviating from the Open Call Grant Scheme, the following articles do not apply:
Article 7.2
Article 8.4

what is assessed?

Applications will be assessed by the committee of the Open Call Venice Architecture Biennale 2023. This committee will assess each plan on the basis of the following three criteria:
- Its relation to the theme of The Biennale as Metabolism;
- Its relevance in the field of contemporary architecture;
- Its capacity to address relevant subject-related and social issues and to use various channels for their propagation.

what happens to your application?

acceptance
When you have submitted your application, the Fund will check if your application complies with the formal requirements of the Open Call Grant Scheme.

assessment
An independent advisory committee will assess your application on the basis of the Open Call Grant Scheme and the Open Call Venice Architecture Biennale 2023. The committee advises the Fund’s Board.

tender
The assessment of the open call takes the form of a tender: this means that within the available budget, a number of proposals are chosen above the others. Only positively assessed applications will be supported.

decision
The Board takes account of the committee’s advice in its decision on the rejection or provision of the grant. You will be notified about the result in a decision.

accountability
If you receive a grant from the Fund, then you will have to comply with the obligations. Two weeks before the conclusion of your project, you will be asked by email to submit your accountability form in the application environment.

Soon: How to apply for a grant

Steps to take

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Start your application

do you have any questions?

If anything is not clear, please send your question by e-mail to Ibrahim Alaoui Chrifi or Dominique Geelen. You can also phone 010 436 16 00. If you have a more general question, read the frequently asked questions first.