Scotland + Venice is a partnership between Creative Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland and British Council Scotland.
Creative Scotland is the new national leader for Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries. It's our job to help Scotland's creativity shine at home and abroad. We will invest in talented people and exciting ideas, develop the creative industries and celebrate everything that's good about Scottish creativity. The Venice Biennale represents a high-profile international opportunity to raise the profile of visual artists working in Scotland in a national and international context.
National Galleries of Scotland
The National Galleries of Scotland cares for, develops, researches and displays the national collection of Scottish and international fine art and, with a lively and innovative programme of exhibitions, education and publications, aims to engage, inform and inspire the broadest possible public. In Edinburgh it comprises of five magnificent buildings, the National Gallery Complex which includes the National Gallery of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Academy Building, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Dean Gallery.
British Council Scotland
British Council Scotland's mission is to build international relationships and trust between the people of Scotland and other countries, through the exchange of ideas, knowledge and information in the arts and education. Our involvement in the arts arena stretches back to 1947 with the founding of the Edinburgh International Festival, and ever since we have promoted the best of Scottish culture and learning. British Council Scotland is proud to continue to support Scotland + Venice, a project that has built up an impressive legacy over the past decade. The three artists representing Scotland at the 55th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale will showcase the vibrancy and diversity of the visual arts scene in Scotland.