• Venezia Contemporanea

    Cultural Association

Venezia Contemporanea is a nonprofit cultural association based in Venice, Italy. It was founded in 2007 with the aim to promote and support emerging artists.

V.C organizes art and cultural events all year round and parallel to the Venice Art Biennale.
We cooperate with exhibition spaces and galleries in Venice, and utilize these spaces for international art and cultural events.

We offer fully and partially covered residency programs in cooperation with ScalaMata & La Storta exhibition spaces in the Old Ghetto of Venice.

V.C. cooperates amongst others, with Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Detournement – Collateral event of the Venice Biennale and the department for Youth and peace of the city of Venice.

Residencies in 2022

The Venezia Contemporanea Artists/Authors residency 2019-2021 has ended. We gave out 37 fully and partially supported residencies. Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID we were not able to secure funds and therefore we cannot offer supported residency programs in 2022. However, artists will be able to rent the livable working and exhibition space, La Storta.

The 59th  Venice Art Biennale  will take place from 23 April to 27 November 2022 (pre-opening on 20, 21 and 22 April)

We at Venezia Contemporanea make our best to continue supporting artists by tailoring personal programs and to meet the needs and expectations of artists within our possibilities.


We are doing our best to stay alert and responsive to the COVID19 forced circumstances and travel restrictions. We meet the measurements required to keep our AIRs safe.
Minimum stay is one week-maximum stay 2 weeks. We make exceptions if the working process and setting justifies a longer stay.

Special COVID19 Cancellation Policy: Due to the unforeseeable and uncertain state of superior force of the COVID19, we guarantee a full refund of the residency fee in case of last moment cancellation caused by lockdown and travel restrictions at the country you come from or north of Italy.

Cancellations that are not COVID19 related: If the cancellation is made up to three month before the residency your deposit will be fully refunded. In case of cancellation in short notice, less than three month in advance VC will keep nonrefundable 50 Euros for administration expenses. If you wish to cancel your residency let us know as soon as possible and we will send you a cancellation form.

Submission is open all year round. Please contact us for more information at veneziacontemporanea@gmail.com

Venezia Contemporanea team

Please feel free to contact us for more information and clarifications