On August 10, 2018, with the participation of the First Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine, a meeting of the Competition Committee on the order of conducting a the selection of the Curator of the National Cultural Project to represent Ukraine at the 58th Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art took place.

As a result of the meeting of August 10, 2018, the Competitive Committee unanimously decided to extend the first stage of the competitive selection until September 30, 2018.

The procedure for the selection of the Curator is in accordance with the Order "On Approval of the Selection Procedure for the Curator of a National Cultural Project for the Presentation of Ukraine at the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art", No. 498 dated 07.04.2016, registered with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on July 25, 2016, under No. 1032/29162. The text of the order can be found under the link: http://zakon5.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/z1032-16.


Competitive curatorial proposals from enterprises, institutions and organisations should be sent to the official post address of the Ministry of Culture (19, Ivan Franko St., Kyiv, 01601) and e-mailed to mlevitskaya@mincult.gov.ua (in the subject line please write "Curatorial proposal — The 58th Venice Biennale”)

Required documents:

1. Application for participation in the selection in an arbitrary form, with indication of a contact phone number;

2. Information on professional achievements and experience in realising art projects in Ukraine and abroad (presentations of projects should be added to the tender);

3. Concept and description of the National Cultural Project;

4. Budget for the Project’s realisation, as well as a step-by-step timing.

It is prohibited to send photos or texts, the copyrights of which belong to other parties.

Contact person — Mariana Levytska, tel. 235-32-77 (19 Ivan Franko St., 2nd floor, office 212).

Why are the terms changed?

The curator selection deadline was extended to increase the competitiveness of the curatorial proposals, to get more publicity within the professional community, and attract as many participants as possible.

The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine calls for institutions, organisations, enterprises wishing to present Ukraine at the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art, to apply for the competition and to win this prestigious right.

On financial, organisational and other aspects of selection, the Ministry will provide further clarification if needed.

The Ministry is prepared, in addition to the Selection Procedure (see above), to provide organisational support and support in by involving human resources, getting media coverage, technical support, etc.