SCOTLAND is once again have a show at the biggest visual arts festival in the world.

Curators and galleries have been asked to apply to the arts funding body, Creative Scotland, to win the chance to stage a show at the Venice Biennale in 2019.

Since 2003 Scotland has staged an individual show, separate to the official British Pavilion, at the high-profile festival.

Creative Scotland have called for applications for a presence at next year's festival, a show with a budget of £350,000.

In 2017 the display, known as Scotland + Venice, showed the work of acclaimed Scottish visual artist Rachel Maclean, with her film Spite Your Face, which is currently on show at the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh.

The show, the body says, provides a "unique opportunity for the selected artist/s to stage ambitious work, considering the challenges and opportunities of Venice and the wider context of the Biennale."

Maclean's film was shown in an impressive space at the Chiesa di Santa Caterina in the north of the city, away from the main Giardini and Arsenale areas, where many national pavilions are based.

Artists including Graham Fagen, Duncan Campbell, Corin Sworn, Hayley Tompkins, Karla Black, Martin Boyce, Rosalind Nasashibi, Lucy Skaer, Charles Avery, Cathy Wilkes, Alex Pollard, Joanne Tatham, Claire Barclay, Jim Lambie and Simon Starling have shown work at the Scottish show since 2003.