Malta Biennale 2024 call for artists

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MUŻA (National Community Art Museum), on behalf of Heritage Malta and Arts Council Malta, are launching a call for artists and art pavilions to form part of the first Malta Art Biennale. MUŻA is inviting interested applicants to submit challenging, curious and immersive experiences which will take place in Malta between March and May 2024.

The theme is “white sea olive groves”, a call to formulate new narratives for the region; a provocative artistic initiative inviting a rethink of global mindsets about art and society, emanating from the deep south of the European continent.

The call for proposals is open to local and international artists, curators, curatorial teams, project managers, and more who wish to present projects on the biennale theme. It is also open to interested pavilions applying from any country or region while the curatorial teams may be composed of a mixture of curators, architects, designers, project managers and curatorial assistants. (Read more about the pavilion call here.)

Who may Apply? 

This call is intended for both local and international artists, curators, curatorial teams, project managers, etc., wishing to present projects in accordance with the theme of this year’s Biennale.  

General Submission Information

  • Artists can apply from any stage of their career (emerging or established) and from any nation.
  • Artists can apply with one or more artworks. 
  • Submitted artworks can be site-specific or from any year of an artist’s career. 
  • Accepted artistic media include all forms of visual art: installation, paintings, sculptures, photography and video art. 
  • Throughout the opening ceremony and beyond, the artist has the opportunity to showcase performance artworks. The presence of these artworks will continue throughout the biennale by exhibiting video documentation that is associated with the work at one of the primary locations. It is important to note that this contribution will still be taken into account within the budget of the €13,000 grant. 
  • Visual arts are at the heart of the maltabiennale.art, although we are also interested in interdisciplinary projects. 
  • Collaborative works are welcome and eligible for submission. When submitting the work, please ensure to include the names of all participating artists in the designated artist name field (for example, artist name & artist name &…). If you have a collaborative group name, kindly provide it in the bio. In this case the grant will be given to the group (max €13,000)

Timeframe

Responses to this call are to be submitted via the online application form found on www.maltabiennale.art by not later than noon (CET) on Friday 25th August 2023. Applications received before Friday 25th August will be analysed by the curatorial team. During this phase the curatorial team may ask the applicant for clarification.  

All submissions will be acknowledged and will be dealt with in strictest confidence. Late submissions will not be accepted.  


Support
maltabiennale.art shall provide logistical and technical assistance, security and marketing support. Selected artists will be provided financial support to a maximum of 13,000 EUR per project.

Deadline: 25 August 2023

Online Application

Applications are to be submitted using the online form

Website link: Call for Artists – Malta Biennale

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