Call For Expression of Interest: 2023 Venice Biennale of Architecture

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Venice Biennale of Architecture

The Canada Council for the Arts invites exhibition proposals for Canada’s official representation at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, a prestigious exhibition and international platform that engages critical conversations about contemporary architecture that attracts 300,000 visitors annually.

The selected team will be responsible for all aspects of the exhibition, from conception and design to production.

The exhibition will take place at the Canada Pavilion in the Giardini from May to November 2023. The Canada Council for the Arts is looking for proposals with bold ideas that inspire, challenge, and respond to current realities through the lens of contemporary Canadian architecture.

Continuing its commitment to enhance the presence and profile of Canadian artists and arts professionals abroad, the Canada Council for the Arts, as Commissioner, oversees Canada’s official participation, advises the selected team, and contribute $500,000 towards the exhibition production. 

Shortlisted candidates from the call for expression of interest will be invited to fully develop their proposal and participate in an interview with the selection committee. The selected team and proposal will be announced in March 2022.


Applicants must be incorporated Canadian organizations, institutions, or a registered business. These include, but are not limited to, architectural firms, organizations and associations, schools of architecture, artist-run-centres, galleries and museums. The organization, institution, or business must be at least 75 percent Canadian-owned and have its head office and executive located in Canada.