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Artistic training and internships for young people



Biennale College is La Biennale di Venezia’s project dedicated to the education of young people in the artistic fields 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 be part of our 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. 
University students can improve their university education through the internship experience of the Biennale College - Internships.



9th edition (2020-2021) of the Biennale College Cinema:

On 6th September 2020, during the 77th Venice International Film Festival, the 12 selected projects for the 9th edition 2020/2021 were announced; their teams (composed of a director and a producer) participated in the 10-day workshop that was held from October 3-12, 2020. Nine projects were selected from the Biennale College – Cinema International call, whereas another three came from the Biennale College Cinema – Italy call. A total of 188 projects participated.

Four of these twelve projects (including one from the Italy section and at least two by female directors) will then be selected to receive support from the Biennale to cover production costs, which cannot exceed € 150,000, and will be presented at the Venice Film Festival in 2021.

Learn more on the Biennale College Cinema website

5th edition (2020-2021) of the Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality:

The Biennale College Cinema - Virtual Reality aims to support the development of 6 Italian projects and 10 international projects presented by director/producer teams and up to 30 minutes duration, at concept stage.

The International call is open for 10 international projects to be selected for the fifth edition of Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality for 2020-2021. Applications may be submitted starting September 6 and through October 28, 2020, on the Biennale College Cinema website, where a dedicated application form is available.

Learn more on the Biennale College Cinema website

The new edition of the Biennale College – Dance 2020  includes two international calls aimed at young dancers and new choreographers according to the project of the Director Marie Chouinard.

Deadline for applications: 16th January 2020

Deadline for applications: 23rd January 2020


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 will be open to applicants from all over the world.

Deadline for applications: 23rd January 2020

Starting February 6th, 2020 the new international call of the Biennale College – Music is launched online. The call will remain open through Sunday March 15th. The call of the Biennale College – Music will select and develop up to 4 original compositions for an instrumentalist, electronics and real-time video presented by teams consisting of a composer and a video artist aged 35 and under.

The selected teams will develop their projects during a programme of training and production that will take place over the course of 6 weeks divided into three sessions – in April, July and September 2020, in Venice - coordinated by the Director of the Music Department Ivan Fedele assisted by a team of tutors dedicated to the various disciplines.

Read the call full text


A section of the Biennale College Teatro 2020 is dedicated to a series of workshops on the potential of theatre: languages, codes, techniques, technology and theatre sciences. The activities will be held this year by three Masters: Umberto Angelini, Claudia Cannella, and Alessio Maria Romano.

The workshops are scheduled from 14 to 25 September 2020.
The call for applications is aimed at actors, performers, stage directors, playwrights, choreographers, critics, journalists, as described in detail for each workshop. Participation in the project is mandatory for the entire duration of the workshops.
Deadline for applications: 12 July 2020.

Call for applications

The programme of the Biennale College – Internships for the period February - June 2021 is now online.

An on-field learning experience, organized as a curriculum-required internship for undergraduate or graduate university 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 La Biennale di Venezia.

Just like a “College” experience, the young people selected for the internship are 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.

Check out the Internship Programme for the period February - June 2021

Deadline for applications: 15 January 2021.
Only one application per student may be submitted: applicants must therefore choose only one internship per term.

At the end of February 2021 the internship programme for the following months will be announced.

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