About Biennial

Our Job:

Is to establish and maintain a world class contemporary visual art event in Liverpool that celebrates and encourages excellence, risk, creativity, diversity, participation and debate through partnership, profile building, development of art infrastructure, quality, access and education.

The  creative industry has always exceled in the Liverpool with many great bands, artist and performers coming from the area. The are many jobs in Liverpool linked to the industry. Be it hospitality related in the pubs and clubs. To support, teaching and technician jobs found at the local college and universities. Were proud to help support an industry that has done so much for regeneration in Liverpool.

We aim:

To create an event of significant quality for the international art community

To broaden the audience within Liverpool for contemporary art through creating access to contemporary international art, providing education/community programmes, creating diversity of product and creating enjoyment and fun

To raise the profile of Liverpool’s external image as a cultural centre for tourism

To strengthen the art infrastructure (building, funding, organisation) and profession (artists, curators, arts administrators, networking) in Liverpool and develop these through partnership.

How we operate:

Liverpool Biennial provides ‘umbrella’ strategic co-ordination to several organisations and exhibition programmes that make up the festival. As a charity and company, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art Ltd. is responsible for the organisation and financing of three core areas:

The International: the showpiece exhibition, and the critical focus of the event. It aims to be an internationally acclaimed exhibition showing significant new works by international artists commissioned specially for the City of Liverpool.

A Learning and Inclusion Programme delivers Liverpool Biennial’s educational objectives through an ongoing programme of activities and the festival programme. The approach is project based with three broadly defined audience groups: communities, formal education and visitors.

The Communications Programme promotes the Liverpool Biennial brand through an umbrella campaign, integrating marketing and public relations. The strategy is informed by the partner organisations delivering the exhibitions, and by regional organisations involved in the promotion of culture.

Our Board Members include: Declan McGonagle (Chair), James Warnock (Vice Chair), Bryan Biggs, Eddie Berg, Wally Brown, Bev Bytheway, Kate Cowie, Jayne Casey, Alison Jones, Francis McEntegart, Alistair Sunderland and Jane Wentworth.

Established in 1998, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art Ltd has presented two festivals – in 1999 and 2002. Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Registered Charity No. 1073956 Company No. 3659361