• 2015 PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

    The Portfolio Reviews will return to Ballarat Foto on 23 and 24 August 2015. Information will be made available soon. For information go to ...

    2015 PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

  • JOIN THE PATRON’S CIRCLE

    The contributions of our Patron's have never been more vital than it is today. The prestige of being a Patron Circle Donor is knowing that you are contributing to the arts and photography. It makes you feel ....

    JOIN THE PATRON’S CIRCLE

  • Fringe Program Call For Entries

    The 2015 Fringe Program Call For Entries will commence in January 2015.  Inquiries can be sent to us through our contact page. Phone inquiries can be directed to +61 3 5331 4833.

    Fringe Program Call For Entries

  • IS YOUR CAREER WILD ENOUGH?

    Can you see yourself managing over 100 staff, coordinating 20 exhibitions, designing and producing merchandise and publications, liaising with international photo artists? At the Foto Biennale we do all of that and much, much, more. SEE AN OPPORTUNITY? CALL NOW ON 03 5331 4833. We have excellent career development opportunities in this very fast-paced, dynamic, professional, arts organisation. Your best internship and volunteer opportunities really are here?

    IS YOUR CAREER WILD ENOUGH?

  • 2015 CORE PROGRAM

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

    2015 CORE PROGRAM

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale Inc (BIFB) is a not for profit organisation presenting a month­‐long biennial festival of contemporary photography in the historical city of Ballarat, in regional Victoria.

BIFB comprises of two major exhibition programs including the Core Program, a curated exhibition of 20 leading Australian and international photographic artists presented in eight heritage buildings in central Ballarat. The Core Program is complimented by an open entry Fringe Program, a city‐wide presentation of over 200 artists staged in more than 80 venues including cafes and galleries, throughout project spaces, and across public sites.

The festival is the second largest economic impact event in Ballarat, contributing over $1.4m biannually.

These exhibitions are complemented by an extensive events program for photographers at all levels through its program of workshops, seminars, audio­‐visual projections, master‐classes, artist floor‐talks, portfolio reviews, an education program and photographic competitions and prizes.

We are currently the 2015 edition of the festival that will be staged from 22 August to 20 September 2015.

OUR VISION

To educate, inspire and question by presenting photography from the world to Australia and from Australia to the world.

OUR MISSION
To promote photography in all its forms both through the staging of a biennial festival in Ballarat along with a range of other initiatives which profile photography to the broadest possible audience.

ABOUT BIFB
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale Inc. is a not-for-profit incorporated association, run primarily by a group of volunteers, with a collective enthusiasm and vision regarding the future direction of Australian photography and photographers, and the place that they take on the world stage.