Biennale College is La Biennale di Venezia’s project dedicated to the practice 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 training through the internship experience of the Biennale College - Internships.
The international call expired on 17 February 2023. It was open to students, college graduates, academics and emerging professionals under the age of 35 from around the world. Lesley Lokko, the Artistic Director of the Department, will select the proposals of the applicants up to a maximum of 50 participants (the results will be announced by the end of March 2023), who will work alongside a global cast of architects, academics and built environment professionals on a range of design projects at different scales and map out new possibilities for architectural education in the decades to come.
The Biennale College Architettura will provide an explorative space in which the participants may critically and creatively engage with one another and with experts on the two most pressing concerns of our time: decolonisation and decarbonisation. The educational experience, which will be held in Venice in the Exhibition venues, will allow participants direct access to the works and artefacts on display. In a series of experimental studios, seminars, lectures and public reviews, the participants will draw from the rich history of radical and transformative pedagogies that have surfaced in architectural education over the past fifty years.
The architect Ángel Borrego Cubero will film a documentary dedicated to the educational experience, which will be released in the month of October and screened as an integral part of the Exhibition.
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 (2022) of La Biennale di Venezia.
In 2023 the Biennale College Cinema announced its 12th 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 16th February to 12th April 2023.
The Biennale College Cinema – International call is reserved for International director/producer teams, and is open from 3rd May to 3rd July 2023.
8th edition (2023-2024) 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, will b open from March through May 2023.
The International call aimed at teams from all over the world, will open in September 2023 during the 80th Venice International Film Festival.
Starting 22 February 2023 and through 22 March, the new international calls are launched respectively for dancers and choreographers for the third edition of Biennale College Danza under the mentorship of the director Wayne McGregor.
Call for applications for 16 dancers between the ages of 18 and 28. Deadline 22 March 2023.
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Call for applications for 2 choreographers. Deadline 22 March 2023.
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Biennale College Musica announced 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.
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Deadline for applications: 31 January 2023.
On 8 March 2023 the call for applications was announced for 7 workshops that will be held from 14 June to 1 July 2023 and include several masterclasses entrusted to the following Masters: Monica Capuani / Francesco Morosi; Romeo Castellucci; FC Bergman; Angélica Liddell; Francesco Micheli / Ron Howell / Davinia Rodriguez; Andrea Porcheddu; and Armando Punzo.
Deadline for applications: 16 April 2023.
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A further dramaturgy workshop held by Davide Carnevali (21 June - 1 July 2023) is aimed at Italian participants only.
The previous 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. Deadline: 11 January 2023. Call for applications →
Two further calls for applications were aimed at Italian directors aged 18-35 and Italian authors aged 18-40.
The new call of the Biennale College Internship for the period May - October 2023 is available as of 31 March 2023.
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.