Partnerships / Ways to Partner

Ways to Partner

Our Partner Proposal Intake has now closed. Proposals submitted to our intake form after April 22, 2019 will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Find more information here: 

Program Partner Informational
Partner Program Intake Form

Partners propose thought-provoking programs that connect to the 2019 edition by responding to and expanding upon the curatorial focus, welcoming new perspectives and audiences. Partner programs should use this opportunity to introduce additional narratives that explore the influence architecture and design have on our lives. It is through the work of our partners that the topics explored by the Biennial can be thoughtfully engaged with and accessed by new and diverse audiences. Selected programs will be highlighted on our website and across various media channels.

The Biennial recognizes and welcomes diverse types of partner programming within the categories outlined below:

  • Exhibition (consistent hours, a month or more)
  • Pin-up (pop-up short term exhibition)
  • Site activation (intermittent and/or brief site-based experiences)
  • Public lecture
  • Talk or convening
  • Workshop or conference
  • Youth educational activity
  • Community festival
  • Performance/film/video/media screening
  • Tour
  • Open house at a place of architectural significance

Please keep in mind that individual programs that are not considered to be part of a series have to be proposed through separate forms. Organizations can submit multiple program proposals if desired. 

For any additional questions, please email

Carlos Bunga at the Stony Island Arts Bank, 2015 © Steve Hall
NLÉ with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015 © Steve Hall
Barbara Kasten at the Graham Foundation, 2015, Courtesy of the Graham Foundation