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Biennale College

Artistic training and internships for young people



Biennale College is the project of La Biennale di Venezia dedicated to the formation of young people in the artistic field and in the activities of the organizational structure of the Biennale.


Encouraging young talents, offering them the opportunity to work side by side with the masters to develop “creations” that will become part of the Artistic Programs: this is the spirit of the Biennale College, a well-fitted bridge that allows young people who wish to engage in one of the arts to do so under the finest conditions that an international institution can offer. 
With the formation inside the organizational structure, a university student can reach the completion of the university education through the internship experience of the Biennial College - Internships.



On 1st December 2017, the selection has been completed for the 3 projects that will move on to the production phase for the 6th edition (2017-2018) of the Biennale College – Cinema.
The 3 projects were selected at the conclusion of the first workshop among the 12 projects selected from all over the world (this year from Canada, China, Colombia, Italy, Poland, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, Hungary, and USA).
Selected for the next phase are the films listed below in alphabetical order by title:
Deva Mall - Petra Szocs (director, Hungary) | Péter Fülöp (producer, Hungary) | Gergő Nagy (co-writer, Hungary) – debut film
The Ice Rift - Margherita Ferri (director, Italy) | Chiara Galloni (producer, Italy) – debut film
Yuva (Home) - Emre Yeksan (director, Turkey) | Anna Maria Aslanoglu (producer, Turkey) – second film.

The three selected teams will participate in two additional workshops, also to be held in Venice, from December 3rd to 6th 2017, and from January 11th to 15th 2018. These will lead to the possibility of actually producing the three feature-length micro-budget films thanks to a grant of 150,000 euro each. The films will then be presented at the 75th Venice International Film Festival in 2018.

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Further information on the next international call for applications at the Biennale College Cinema - Virtual Reality (2018) will be available shortly. Please visit this page again for updates.

The new edition of the Biennale College – Dance 2018 includes two international calls aimed at young dancers and new choreographers according to the project of the Director Marie Chouinard.
The calls for applications are available on the website from 7 December 2017 until 25 January 2018.

Dancer project

Choreographer project

La Biennale di Venezia is also looking for 7 professional dancers both male and female, with significant experience and 5 years of proven professional activity. The selection is open to applicants from all over the world.
Deadline for applications: 25 January 2018.

Selection for professional dancers

The new edition of the Biennale College – Music 2018 includes an international call addressed to young composers and librettists under 35 as devised on the project by the Artistic Director Ivan Fedele.

The call for applications has been launched on on 18 December 2017; the documentation required for enrolment must be submitted exclusively from 22 January to a February 2018.

Under 35 composer/librettist project

The new edition of the Biennale College – Theatre 2018 is addressed for the second year to Italian directors aged 18-30, focusing the project on the figure of the director, as devised by the Artistic Director Antonio Latella.

The call for applications has been launched on on 11 December 2017; the documentation required for enrolment must be submitted exclusively from 10 to 21 January 2018.

Under 30 Italian Director project
(Italian text)


Further information on the international call of the Biennale College - Theatre (2018) will be available shortly. Please visit this page again for updates.

The new call for the Biennale College – Internships for the year 2018 is now online.

A learning experience on the field, organized as a curriculum-required internship for undergraduate or graduate students who wish to enrich their training in the fields of organization, management, administration, technical support, editorial work, communication, etc., in other words, the work that is done every day within the organizational structure of the Biennale di Venezia.

Just like a “College” experience, the young people selected for the internship will be supervised individually in their training, stimulated and encouraged to seek the greatest benefit from the moment they arrive to the last day of their internship, which will also include social events designed to share experiences and create an active community.

The call is reserved for university students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme of a University based in Italy. 

For 2018, three groups of 5/9 interns each will be created, who will participate in educational projects lasting at least 3 and no more than 6 months.

For further information:

Internship Programme
* Only one application per student may be submitted: applicants must therefore choose only one internship per term.