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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.



The international call for applications is now open for the first-ever Biennale College Architettura, whose workshop will run from 25 June to 22 July 2023 in Venice, Italy.

The College is open to graduate students, graduates under the age of 30, to early career academics (PhD candidate, researchers, assistant professors, tutors, teaching fellows, etc.) and emerging practitioners under the age of 35. In line with the general goals of all Biennale Colleges (cinema, dance, music, theatre, art), this first Biennale College Architettura will seek to complement and enrich the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, The Laboratory of the Future (20 May – 26 November, 2023) by exploring how to place the Exhibition’s central themes, decolonisation and decarbonisation, at the heart of architectural education. The process will culminate in a documentary, which will be screened as part of the Exhibition.

Call for applications

The International call for applications will be open from 9 January to 17 February 2023.

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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Call for applications

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 2023 call for applications aimed at Dancers and Choreographers will be announced soon.

Please visit this page again for updates.

Biennale College Musica announces in 2023 a call for applications dedicated to young musicians, composers, performers, sound artists or programmers interested in the production of a new musical project related to one of the following areas of digital music research and creation:
Computer Composition, Algorithmic Composition, Experimental Performance, Generative Music, Sound Installation, Biotechnology applied to Music, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality Sound Projects, Electronica.

Call for applications
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2023.

The 2023 call for applications, aimed at international performers working at site-specific performances, was announced on 11 November 2022:

Call for 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 2023.
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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 February - July 2023 is now online.

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 February - July 2023

Deadline for applications: 10 January 2023.