The event is held with the patronage of national and international public institutions, like the European Parliament, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Tuscany Region and the Municipality of Florence. Included in the UN program “Dialogue among Civilisations” in 2001
, in 2007 the Florence Biennale received an award from the Society of Artists for Human Rights founded by Anne Archer, who gave that prize to Pasquale Celona, an artist himself, for his commitment to advancing respect for human rights through the languages of art.
In 2013 the Florence Biennale has received the patronage of the UNESCO Center of Florence
, presided over by Maria Luisa, for the promulgation of the Ethical Charter of the New Millennium Artist
. In 2015 the Florence Biennale was awarded with the ‘Pegaso d’Argento’
by then-President of the Regional Council of Tuscany Eugenio Giani, for the excellence in promoting contemporary art at an international level
In 2017, in 2019 and in 2021 the event has received the patronage of the UNESCO Italian National Committee
. Also in 2019, the Director Jacopo Celona is conferred by the City of Florence the recognition of Ambassador of the City of Florence, as a leading interlocutor with an active role in the development of the city who can count on the collaboration and support of local institutions and operators.