Art festivals, art fairs, art biennales and events around the world

Art events, arts festivals, art fairs, biennales: a guide to websites

American art events *

List of festivals in the United States
Wikipedia

Art fairs *

Art Basel
Since 1970, Art Basel’s goal has been to connect the world’s premier galleries and their patrons, as well serving as a meeting point for the international art world.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC)
The fair presents top established and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries.

Frieze art fair.
Frieze Art Fair is an international contemporary art fair that takes place every October in London’s Regent’s Park.

Artissima

FIAC

NADA

Art Brussels

PAD
With settings in Paris and London, PAD is a leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts.

Volta

Art fairs around the world, a guide from Art Forum.

Which international art fairs have the largest attendance? Art News

The world’s 10 best art fairs. Fodors


Australian festivals *

Australian Festival Guide
Down Under festivals and events. Music, film, art, fashion and comedy in the Aussie Outback.

Adelaide Festival

Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts

Brisbane Festival

Melbourne Festival

Perth International Arts Festival

Sydney Festival

Vivid Sydney
The official Vivid Sydney website. Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect.

Biennales, trienniales *

Bienales and other regular exhibitions around the world. Universes-in-Universe

Biennial Foundation
Biennial Foundation is an independent not-for-profit arts organization. Its mission is to provide advocacy and thought leadership for the international arts community and to engage and inspire diverse non-professional audiences by actively fostering the study, recognition and appreciation of perennial exhibitions of contemporary art, design and architecture commonly known as “biennials”.

Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia

Biennale Arte Dolomiti
A one-of-a-kind international contemporary art event, with 40 international artists from 19 countries engaging in an artistic exchange on art and nature, including the likes of Yoko Ono (Nutopia), Pablo Atchugarry (Uruguay), Kiba Lumberg (Finland), Fabio di Ojuara (Brazil), and Andree Weschler (Singapore).

Bienales de Lyon, France

Biennale of Sydney. International Festival of Contemporary Art

Biennale de Paris

Berlin Biennale
The Berlin Biennale (Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art) is a contemporary art exhibition  held at various locations in Berlin, Germany, every two to three years. The curator or curators choose the artists who will participate. Annual themes have been introduced.

Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France

Brugge Triennale
Contemporary art and architecture in the historical city of Bruges.

Chicago International Poster Biennial

Florence Biennale. Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea

Havana Biennal, Cuba.

Istanbul. International Istanbul Biennial

International Biennale of Contemporary Art Kylv, in the Ukraine, ‘ARSENALE’.

Liverpool Biennial, International Festival of Contemporary Art

Manifesta. The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

New York Biennale (NY Biennale)

Prague Biennale, Czech Republic

Santorini Biennale, Greece.

Scope Art Show, London, New York, Miami, Basel

Shanghai Biennale

Sharjah International Art Biennial, United Arab Emirates.

Taipei Biennial

Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art

Ukraine International Biennale of Contemporary Art Kylv, ‘ARSENALE’.

Venice Biennial International Art Exhibition

Young Art Fair in Basel


British art festivals *

British Arts Festivals Association
A guide to British art festivals.

Brighton Festival

Cheltenham Arts Festivals

Edinburgh International Festival

Liverpool Biennial/International Festival of Contemporary Art

Manchester International Festival

Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Salisbury international Arts Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

Brighton Festival
Information about the annual festival, including details of events and exhibitions, tourist information and links to sponsors web sites.

Liberatum
Liberatum mixes film with millinery, design with literature, fashion with art and opera with architecture in alluring and riveting ways. Their festivals are open to the public all over the world who come from all walks of life. Their mission is to present global audiences with remarkable programmes of the highest calibre featuring world renowned cultural icons as participants.

Bulgarian festivals *

Water Tower Art Fest
Water Tower, a festival of contemporary arts and culture organized annually in abandoned or underused buildings around Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Canadian art festivals *

The Works Art & Design Festival Canada
The Works International Visual Arts Society is a non-profit charitable organization whose projects have included local, regional, national and international programs and events that have combined the resources of the public and private sectors with Canada’s cultural community.

 

Cheltenham Arts Festivals, U.K.

Cologne Art Fair, Germany
International Kunstmarkt. Germany’s largest and oldest contemporary art fair.

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Design Festa, Tokyo, Japan
Celebrating our 15th anniversary this October, Design Festa remains Asia’s largest, freestyle art event. Held twice yearly, anyone enjoying any kind of artistry is welcome to participate, for either one, or both event days.

Documenta, Kassel
Each documenta exhibition bears the very personal imprint of its curator´s ideas and personal concepts, thereby becoming not only a forum for current tendencies in contemporary art, but also an opportunity for the realisation of innovative and standard-setting new exhibition concepts.

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England. Arts Council of England 

European festivals and events *

The European Fine Art Fair. Maastricht

Events, calenders of events *

Art Observed
Global contemporary art events and news observed from New York City.

MAZElab
MAZElab is a non-profit cultural lab which works for the diffusion and knowledge of contemporary cultures. Founded in 2000 by Claudia Zanfi and Gianmaria Conti, its members and representatives include artists, sociologists, journalists, students and researchers. aMAZElab works as a network for creative production, reflection and cultural exchange.

Manifesta Biennial
Pan-European biennial platform for contemporary visual arts.

Asian Art in London
Incorporating major London Asian antique dealers and auction houses for a series of exhibitions, auctions, sales, and lectures.

Visual AIDS: Day With(out) Art
Archive of World AIDS Day art projects.

Exhibition guides, directories *

Artnet
Art exhibitions and events around the world, a calender.

Artrabbit
Contemporary art exhibitions around the world.

Arts and Exhibitions
Under the leadership of its highly experienced principal, John Norman and Andres Numhauser, President of Museum Consulting Services Inc, Arts and Exhibitions constantly strives to bring the very best in exciting traveling exhibits to a worldwide audience.

New Exhibitions
A bi-monthly new exhibitions guide (UK).

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Festival guides, major arts festivals *

British Arts Festivals Association
A guide to British art festivals.

U.S. festivals. 
A list of festivals in the United States. Wikipedia

Art Basel, Switzerland
Art Basel stages the world’s premier modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel has been a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in nurturing artists, and in the development and promotion of visual arts.

Arte BA, Contemporary art fair, Buenos Aires.

Australian Festival Guide
Down Under festivals and events. Music, film, art, fashion and comedy in the Aussie Outback.

Edinburgh International Festival

Brighton Festival
Information about the annual festival, including details of events and exhibitions, tourist information and links to sponsors web sites.

Festivals.com
Celebrating the world of festivals and events.

Havana Biennal

Hong Kong Art Festival

Manchester International Festival

Melbourne International Arts Festival, Australia

National Arts Festival

Grahamstown, South Africa

New York International Art festival

Sydney Biennale

Terminal00
The International Balkan art festival, open to all young artists from the Balkan region.

Venice Biennale

Film festivals

See the Film Festivals directory

French festivals *

French arts festivals and events.

Cannes Film Festival

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

Nice Jazz Festival

Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes

Festival of Contemporary Sacred Art
Festival Art Sacré Contemporain, la Cathédrale de Saint-Ome

German festivals *

Art Cologne

Documenta, Kassel

German arts events and festivals, a guide.

Indian festivals *

India Art Festival, Mumbai

St + Art Mumbai

The Kala Ghoda Association official site

Mumbai Film Festival

The International Creative Art Centre

Italian festivals, events *

Italian art festivals. Listed by area.

Studio De Angelis
Founded in March 2002, Studio De Angelis is a leader in promoting art and culture through work with public and private institutions, museums, companies and individual artists to publicize exhibitions and events.
For over fourteen years Studio de Angelis has covered more than 500 events at the local and national level.

Esposizione Internazionale di Sculture ed Installazioni

International Art Expo, Venice
International ArtExpo is an independent group of artists founded in 2001 and mainly dedicated to contemporary art and videoart. Most of their events have been realized in museums, galleries, private foundations and public institutions around the world. Their object is to use new technologies to globalize the language of art, to connect the conceptual points of contact of artists working in every part of the world, all united in the thick plot of the world net.

Venice Carnival

Venice Biennale

Japanese festivals *

Design Festa, Tokyo, Japan
Celebrating our 15th anniversary this October, Design Festa remains Asia’s largest, freestyle art event. Held twice yearly, anyone enjoying any kind of artistry is welcome to participate, for either one, or both event days.

Festival Tokyo
Launched in the spring of 2009, Festival/Tokyo is Japan’s largest festival of performing arts.

Parasophia
Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture a large-scale international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kyoto. The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, The Museum of Kyoto, and other locations in Kyoto.

A guide to art events in Tokyo.

Tokyo Art Festivals
A guide to Tokyo Art Festivals

Music festivals *

Classical Music Festivals, a directory of websites. 

Festival search (US). A searchable portal. Search by keyword.

Italian music festivals. 
Italiafestival. Italia.

North American music festivals. 
Festival Finder

Salzburg Festival, Austria

Salzburger Festspiele
Festspielkarten Polzer Ticket Info, the leading address concerning tickets for the Salzburg Festival.

Polish arts festivals *

inSPIRACJE Festival
The International Festival of Visual Art inSPIRACJE is one of the biggest art festivals in Poland. Due to its recognizable brand it gathers a great number of visitors and artists (Karim Rashid, Peter Greenaway, Eva & Adeele, AES+F, Sissel Tolaas, David Cerny, Marc Tamschick, Carlo Ratti, Zbig Rybczyński) each year. inSPIRACJE raises different issues of modern art; each edition of the Festival is dedicated to a new leitmotiv (as memories, sacrum-profanum, space, glamour, paradise).

St.Stanislaus Polish Arts Festival

Spanish festivals and events *

Spanish art festivals, religious festivals. 
Aboutspain.com.

Andalucian festivals, religious festivals.

Swiss festivals *

Art Basel

Images
The visual arts festival Images is an open-air photography festival in Vevey. The festival is also an opportunity to introduce the winning projects of the two competitions it organises: the Vevey International Photo Award and the European First Film Award.

Lucerne Festival

Festivals in Switzerland, a guide.

Ukraine festivals *

International Biennale of Contemporary Art Kylv, in the Ukraine, ‘ARSENALE’.

 

Kinetic-Art.org
Where Kinetic artists from around the world can market their art, exchange ideas, learn about exhibits, commissions and contests and meet those that are interested in their work.

Liberatum
Liberatum mixes film with millinery, design with literature, fashion with art and opera with architecture in alluring and riveting ways. Their festivals are open to the public all over the world who come from all walks of life. Their mission is to present global audiences with remarkable programmes of the highest calibre featuring world renowned cultural icons as participants.

Lighting, production *

Progetto Luce.it
Light project is an innovative company with over ten years experience in the lighting industry. They specialize in the development of specific products and niche eevent, especially for areas such as jewelry, museums, religious art and high fashion.

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