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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.



Four projects have been selected to move on to the production phase of the 8th edition (2019-2020) of the Biennale College – Cinema. The teams, consisting of a director and a producer, took part in Venice to two workshops in December 2019 and January 2020. The projects are to be funded with a grant of 150,000 euro each, and the final feature-length films will then be presented as part of the 77th Venice Film Festival in September 2020.

Learn more on the Biennale College Cinema website

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. As part of the programme we aim to financially support the production of up to 3 VR projects with € 60,000 each to premiere at the 77th Venice International Film Festival in September 2020, and to present the projects that have not accessed the grant at the Venice Production Bridge as part of the Gap-Financing Market activities.

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


The 2020 edition of the Biennale College ­– Theatre will include a number of sessions dedicated to working with masters, with the purpose of offering each participant the possibility of taking part in an authentic creative process, on the one hand, and on the other, to enhance the educational value of each workshop, a place of both ideation and higher education.

Further information on the workshops to be held in 2020 will be announced soon. Please visit this page again for updates.

The programme for the Biennale College – Internships for the period February - May 2020 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 the 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 - May 2020
* Only one application per student may be submitted: applicants must therefore choose only one internship per term.


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