• Fringe Program Call For Entries

    The call for entries for the 2015 Fringe Program will get underway in early 2015.

    Fringe Program Call For Entries

  • WORK AT THE FOTO BIENNALE

    The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is currently filling intern and volunteer positions - excellent oppoortunity to work with a fast-paced professional arts organisation.  See Volunteer Opportunities here.

    WORK AT THE FOTO BIENNALE

  • BIFB CORE PROGRAM

    The creative development of the 2015 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Core Program is now underway. More information will be coming soon

    BIFB CORE PROGRAM

  • BIFB membership application

    Memberships now open - application form now available for download from the members page  ....click here

    BIFB membership application

The BIFB has blazed a trail for a global approach to photography, seeking out extremely talented artists who are less well known outside their own domain, or in the case of Australian artists, those worthy of, but yet to be recognised as photographic superstars of the future. Our ongoing belief is that art is integral to society – not a marginal form of expression – but central to the issues that inform and shape our society.

From the Festival’s inception as the Daylesford Foto Biennale in 2005, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale has grown in scale, status and critical acclaim. After two successful festivals, BIFB outgrew the capacity of Daylesford to accommodate the event and relocated to Ballarat for BIFB’09. The Festival is the only internationally significant photographic event in regional Victoria. In the course of just five festivals BIFB has grown from 55 events over 28 venues, with an estimated audience of around 10,000 visitors, to 238 events staged at 82 venues throughout Ballarat. Carefully monitored figures for BIFB’13 record an increase of 14% attendance over the 2011 Festival.

We are currently gearing up for our next festival BIFB’15 which will run from August 22nd 2015 to September 20th 2015.