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Open Call Venice Biennale Architecture 2023 – development budget The Laboratory of the Future

For Dutch architects, landscape architects, spatial designers and researchers who have been selected for the main exhibition of the Venice Biennale Architecture 2023: The Laboratory of the Future.

9 november 2022

deadline

€ 25,000

maximum amount to apply for

€ 50,000

budget

Important information

what is this open call’s objective?

With this open call, the Fund intends to present the excellent quality of Dutch architecture and urban development at an international event.

The Venice Biennale Architecture will be held from 20 May to 26 November 2023. With this edition's theme, The Laboratory of the Future, head curator Lesley Lokko wants to key into, at various levels, the social role of architecture and the relationship between race, culture and space based on two big issues: decolonization and energy transition. She places the continent of Africa at the heart of the laboratory of the future, with both issues being interlinked in many ways. At the same time, Lokko sees the biennale itself as a laboratory, where the discipline’s relevance to the present and future world is extensively analyzed and discussed.

who is this open call for?

Proposals can be submitted by Dutch architects, landscape architects, spatial designers and researchers who have been invited to the main exhibition of the Venice Biennale Architecture 2023: The Laboratory of the Future, and can submit proposals for projects with which they deliver a substantive contribution to one of the main locations

which projects are eligible for a grant?

Studies or projects selected for the main exhibition of the Venice Biennale Architecture 2023 are eligible for a development budget. One condition for participating in this open call is a substantive motivation from a hosting party and/or head curator.

For example, the development budget can be used for:
- additional research to already conducted or ongoing researches;
- speculative or artistic interventions on the basis of an existing or ongoing project;
- designing and exhibiting an existing or ongoing research/project/experiment;
- projects that are aimed at sharing knowledge, for example a publication, display, event or symposium.

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 Biennale Architecture 2023 – development budget The Laboratory of the Future
Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Venice Biennale Architecture 2023 – development budget The Laboratory of the Future, which describes the reason and objective, design challenges, phases, criteria and procedures.

Open Call Grant Scheme
Applications are also 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.

what is assessed?

The Fund and external advisers will select a number of proposals from all the entries. This will take place on the basis of the following three criteria:

-artistic value of the presentation;
- relevance to contemporary architectural practice;
- effectiveness of the proposed plan.

what happens to your application?

acceptance
When you have submitted your application, the Fund Desk 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 Biennale Architecture 2023 – development budget The Laboratory of the Future. The committee advises the Fund’s Board.

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

Do you want to apply for a subsidy under this open call?

Start your application

do you have any questions?

If some of the information is not clear, email your question to Dominique Geelen or Roxanne Minten. You can also call on 010 436 16 00. If you have a more general question, have a look at our frequently asked questions first.