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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.



Biennale College Arte is a strategic programme for training and supporting young emerging artists from all around the world.

For the International Call 2021/2022 (deadline for applications: 26 July 2021), Biennale College Arte is looking for artistic projects developed by young emerging artists under the age of 30 that can be produced with a budget of up to € 25,000.00 and should be realized by April 1st 2022 to be presented, out of competition, at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

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In 2022 the Biennale College Cinema has launched its 11th edition with the two calls for applications aimed at Italian and International teams composed of a director and a producer.

The Biennale College Cinema – Italia call for applications is reserved for Italian director/producer teams. The call was open from 24th February to 13th April 2022.

The Biennale College Cinema – International call is reserved for International director/producer teams, and is open from 3rd May to 3rd July 2022.

Learn more on the Biennale College Cinema website

7th edition (2022-2023) of the Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality:

The Italian call for applications for the development and production of Virtual Reality projects, to be submitted by Italian teams, is open from 22 March through 19 May 2022.

The International call aimed at teams from all over the world, will open on 6 September 2022 during the 79th Venice International Film Festival.

Learn more on the Biennale College Cinema website

The 2022 call for applications aimed at Dancers and Choreographers was announced on 21 February 2022.

The first call is aimed at 16 dancers between the ages of 18 and 30, from all around the world.
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The second call is aimed at 2 choreographers aged 18 and over, from all around the world.
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Deadline for both calls: 21 March 2022.

The 2022 call for applications aimed at Composers and Performers was announced on 26 November 2021.
Deadline for all calls: 31 January 2022.


1 composer to compose a work of music theatre for solo voice or solo instrument and percussion trio (electronics optional) lasting from 30 to 45 minutes
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1 composer to create a site-specific sound installation for a site in Venice proposed by the Biennale Musica
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1 composer to compose a work for radio inspired by John Cage’s Sounds of Venice, a piece that the American composer presented on Rai television in Milan in 1959 on the show Lascia o raddoppia
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2 experimental performers (djs / turntablists / controllerists / beatmakers and live electronics performers) interested in the theatrical aspects of performance for the creation of two new works
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4 performers (sopranos, clarinettists, harpists, percussionists) interested in the chamber repertory of Georges Aperghis’ musical theatre.
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The 2022 call for applications aimed at international performers working at site-specific performances was announced on 23 November 2021. (Deadline for applications: 17 January 2022.)
Also part of the project are six workshops held by the Masters: Rosetta Cucchi, Ron Howell and Maria Luisa Macellaro La Franca; Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini; Caden Manson; Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus); Andrea Porcheddu; Milo Rau. Deadline for applications: 20 April 2022.


Workshops 24 June – 3 July 2022 aimed at actors/actresses, performers, directors, playwrights, singers, etc. Deadline for applications: 20 April 2022.
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Performers (both from Italy and abroad) aged 18-40 for the production of two original creations to be performed outdoors and complying with the concept of the Festival in 2022: Red. The call will be open from 23 November 2021 to 17 January 2022.
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•  Two further calls for applications are aimed at Italian directors aged 18-35 and Italian authors aged 18-40.

The new call of the Biennale College Internship for the period September 2022 - February 2023 is now online. The internship will be held at the Biennale’s Historical Archieves of Contemporary Arts.

A learning experience on the field, 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.

Internship programme September 2022 - February 2023

Deadline for applications: 15 July 2022.