Scotland + Venice

Through participation in La Biennale, Scotland + Venice aims to position Scotland internationally as a distinct, dynamic and diverse centre for creative excellence, fostering ambitious, innovative work in the fields of contemporary art and architecture, strengthened through international development, professional dialogue, public engagement and cultural exchange.


  1. International: To make a critically relevant contribution to international discourse about art and architecture and generate international opportunities for Scotland’s creative sector.
  2. High quality work: To make a strong, globally relevant and distinctive contribution to La Biennale which showcases the best of Scottish art, architecture and design.
  3. Raising profile: To strengthen Scotland’s reputation as an ambitious, innovative connected centre for the arts and architecture, internationally open to new ideas and partnerships.
  4. Public Engagement: Strengthen public interest in and engagement with contemporary art and architecture internationally and in Scotland.
  5. Development: To support the creative and professional development of students, artists, architects, curators and producers.
  6. Equalities and sustainability: To maintain and develop a proactive and progressive approach to equalities, diversity and inclusion and sustainability across the project.
  7. Governance: To develop Scotland + Venice to achieve best value for money with clear governance, management and reporting structures.