• 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.


The Venezia Contemporanea Artists/Authors residency 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, we continue to offer Partially sponsored residency with optional working studio and exhibition space at the La Storta Exhibition Space

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.

Cancellation Policy: 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 can not attend the residency on the planned date and inform us 2 weeks ahead of the agreed date, we will reschedule your residence to the next available opportunity. Last minute cancellations will not be refunded.

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

Venezia Contemporanea team

Please feel free to contact us for more information and clarifications