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.

COVID19

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.

Residencies in 2020-2021

We gave out three fully covered residencies in 2020. Due to the financial destabilisation and funds uncertainties consequent of the COVID19 we do not offer fully funded residencies in 2021.

However, in order to enable more artists to take part in the residency we are offering partially covered residencies all year around, where we cover 50% of the residency fee.

The residency fee includes the exhibition space and differs according to various factors according to season, occasions and extra PR services.

 We are currently offering a special residency for writers, researchers and PhD. candidates

Writers, researches and PhD. candidates are welcome to reside for min. one week and max. three months. This includes a liveable Studio with private Kitchenette and private WC+shower . This does not including the exhibition space and extra services.

 Writers Residency period: One week or longer up to 3 months between November 2020 and March 2021.

Writers Residency fee: The residency fee is 1,100 for one week or 2,800 for a month.

Venezia Contemporanea will cover 50% so writers pay 350 euros for one week or 1,400 for a month. With a possibility to stay up to three months.

Application procedure: a short abstract of your research and samples or links to your writings

To info@veneziacontemporanea.com Contact person: Dovrat Meron

Please feel free to contact us for more information and clarifications

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2020 Announcment

Residencies in 2020-2021

We gave out three fully covered residencies in 2020. Due to the financial destabilisation and funds uncertainties consequent of the COVID19 we do not offer fully funded residencies in 2021.

However, in order to enable more artists to take part in the residency we are offering partially covered residencies all year around, where we cover 50% of the residency fee.

The residency fee includes the exhibition space and differs according to various factors according to season, occasions and extra PR services.

Partially covered residency all year around

Artists are offered a private liveable studio, this includes private Kitchenette and private WC+shower and an unique exhibition space with a large show window to the street. We provide paid exhibition facilitation service and professional curatorial support, logistic assistance, networking and publicity on our social media channels and website.

Submission for partially covered residency and writers residency is open all year round.

For the 2020 residency program we received 96 submissions from artists from 27 countries: Australia, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonian, Montenegro, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, and the USA.

Our committee gave out three fully covered residencies and open number of partially covered residencies. The selection criteria of the committee were based on the artists’ artistic merits, their artistic potential, and the stage of their artistic career.

The selected Artists: Krisztina Arláth & Akos Molnar and Meta Drcar, for the fully covered residency. Roisín McGuigan & Peter Hanan, Kevin Jon Benham, Federico Campanale, Fiona Crawford, Kristina – Marie Darling, Tammy Wofsey, Greta Magyar, Eirini Roumpi, David Reibman, Katy Huckson for the partially covered residency. The final list of the artists receiving the partially covered residency will be published in due time.