Call to curate 2020 Venice Biennale U.S. Pavilion announced

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Call to curate 2020 Venice Biennale U.S. Pavilion announced

Amanda Williams + Andres L. Hernandez in collaboration with Shani Crowe's Thrival Geographies (In My Mind I See a Line) installed at the Venice Architecture Biennale's U.S. Pavilion in 2018. (Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia)

The U.S. Department of State and the National Endowment for the Arts Design Program has announced a call for proposals to organize and curate the United States pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2020.

The United States government has been gradually increasing the amount of financial support it gives to its selected presenters and will award the selected group $325,000, including $125,000 for pavilion management, with potential additional funding pending availability from the National Endowment for the Arts.

However, groups planning to submit an application to organize the exhibit, based on recent pavilions, should expect to raise another $500,000 to $700,000 to complete a successful bid.

Applicant eligibility is limited to not-for-profit art, architecture, educational, and cultural organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code and public or private educational institutions. Applications are due March 28. The full funding opportunity and application materials are available at