Call for applications

Call for next artistic director

Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Deadline: 27 September 2021

The Mulka Project, Watami Manikay (Song of the Winds), 2020. Installation view, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2020. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

The Biennale of Sydney are calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from experienced curators who are interested in being the Artistic Director of the 24th Biennale of Sydney (2024).

The Biennale of Sydney is a leading international contemporary art event. It plays an indispensable role in Australia’s engagement with the world, and a meaningful role in the life of the nation. For almost 50 years, the Biennale has been a unifying force in the Australian arts sector, embedding boldly creative art exhibitions and experiences in the everyday life of Sydney and putting the artistic excellence of Australia front and centre on the world stage.

Since 1973, the Biennale of Sydney has commissioned and presented the works of 1900 artists from all around the world, including 405 Australians in museums and public spaces across Sydney.

As we approach our 50th anniversary in 2023, we are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Artistic Director—or Artistic Director team—that can lead the vision of the Biennale in this key moment in our history; someone that embodies our core values of being boldly creative, agile, collaborative and respectful in all that we do, with a commitment to place and keeping people connected through contemporary art and ideas.

If that could be you, please complete the Expression of Interest form including a short 500-word statement of intent, outlining your vision for the 2024 edition, along with a current copy of your CV.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 5pm AEST on  Monday, September 27, 2021.

The Biennale of Sydney fosters a collaborative and respectful workplace culture, with a team as diverse as the exhibitions we present and the audiences who experience them. We actively encourage First Nations people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disability and those who have diverse experiences of our world to join the Biennale of Sydney team. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. If you have support or access requirements, let us know in your application.

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