Residencies 2024

Residencies parallel to the Biennale di Venezia 2024

Venice Flexi Inclusive Art Residency – Partially Sponsored.

We offer Flexi Inclusive partially sponsored art residencies in a supportive setting all year around without application deadline!

Family Friendly and Inclusive Residency Program – accessible, barrier free studio and exhibition space for Artists with disability.

The Flexi partially sponsored Individual Residency Program offers minimum of two weeks and maximum of four weeks, at the La Storta Exhibition Space and livable studio, fully equipped kitchenette, WC+shower

We make exceptions for artists who wish to come for recurring shorter visits of one week or a longer stay for artistic development purposes. Attend a workshop, seminar mentorship /Master class by one of the unique Venetian artisans practicing a Venetian art craft; such as glass blowing, marbling, mask painting, Carnival costume design, Architecture, Textile design, among others, 3 months residencies are able, if working process and setting justifies a longer stay, such as a process based work or engagement on a site specific project engaging with Venice and the lagoon, such as the rise of the coast sea level and the high tide barrier MOSE.

The residency fee includes lodgable studio and exhibition space with no percentage on sales. It does not include Travel fees, Material for creation and food.

Location of the residency: La Storta Exhibition Space

Ghetto Vecchio, Cannaregio – 30121 Venice Italy
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The exhibition space La Storta is located in the heart of Venice in the prestigious Old Jewish Ghetto. Situated in a 500 year old renaissance bottega La Storta is one of the most authentic exhibition spaces in Venice.

A bakery, a cafe and a restaurant is a 2min walk, a supermarket is 5 min distance.

The main bars and restaurants hub “Fondamenta Misericordia” is just across the bridge and vaporetto/water bus to all Venice is very near. 

We encourage artists of marginal groups to apply to the inclusive programs:

-Family friendly residency
-Accessible and barrier free Residency for Artists with disability
-Vulnerable Communities
-Artists at risk- artists who feel themselves threatened and discriminated against, in their country of origin or in asylum.

Residency program promoting critical projects
– Artists who address  in their artwork marginalization and discrimination.
– Artists who are engaging in their creation with environmental issues and sustainability.
– Artists who are interested in site specific residency. Explorative creation process in a place/space/ location in Venice.
– Long term research based responsive projects, inspired by and created in Venice or the Lagoon. Such as environmental research on the rising of the  sea level and the MOSE high tide barrier.

Since the Ghetto is still considered an explicitly Jewish area, preference will be given to artists without human, racial or religious prejudices.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance  *
We are open to a wide range of disciplines which fit the space and make sense in Venice’s unique setting. Visual Art, Sculpture, Installation, New Media, Video Art, Digital Art, Architecture, Performance Art Curatorial practice, Photography. Animation, Printmaking, Ceramics, land art, Photography and Design.
We welcome artists practicing Arts and crafts, offer basic art supply free of charge
We are not equipped to offer large scope projects and concerts for audiences.
Presentation of artists’ works arranged on a case-by-case basis. The works made during the residency will belong to the artist with no commission  to be paid to VenCon.

Logistic consultancy assistance
High availability for smooth correspondence previous the residency and individual care throughout the entire residency.

Equipment  Wireless Internet, Video equipment: video projector and hanging system, Air-conditioning and heating system.
Art Supply  Free of charge basic art supply (consult us before shipping your material
Venezia Contemporanea supports the invited residential fellows in their efforts to secure funding through external grants by providing an invitation letter.
In case that  you plan to apply for funds we advise you to plan your residency 6 months in advance so the time that requires securing your funds.

Accommodation: The main part is a private exhibition space/studio at the front, with a very large window and a small courtyard. The wall exhibition space inside is approx. 42 sqm.
Due to La Storta’s location, the works of art are exposed to a large international audience, many of which are art buyers and collectors. During the art and architecture biennale the area attracts many journalists, museum directors and curators.
The space is divided into three parts. a Private exhibition space/ studio. The accommodation space is a 15 sqm living unit, offered at the back of the space. It includes a double bed, a tiny mansarde, a bathroom with shower + wc and a small kitchen corner with a mini fridge and stove. The space is also the home of a red cat called Campari, with occasional visits of a fluffy cat named Penelope, so if you are allergic to cats the residency is not for you. The space can host max. two adults and two children.

Studio: The space is divided into three parts. The main part is at the front. A studio/Workspace with a very large window and a small courtyard. The wall exhibition space inside is approx. 42 sqm in the front. There is a cat in the studio so if you are allergic to cats this residency is not to be considered. No smoking indoors, you can smoke in the courtyard.

Accessibility: Disabled Artists are encouraged to apply with no extra fee for care-takers.

Duration of residency: The partially sponsored Flexi Residency Program offers an average of two weeks residency, with minimum of one week and maximum of one month at the La Storta Exhibition Space and liveable studio. If you wish to stay longer, for research based residency or developing a body of art that justifies a longer stay for artistic development purposes, mention it in your application.

Disciplines and media: All media inc. Visual Art, Video Art, Digital Art, Animation, Installations, Performance Art, Printmaking, Ceramics, land art, Photography and Design.

Presentation of artists’ works arranged on a case-by-case basis. The works made during the residency will belong to the artist with no fee to be paid to VenCon.

We also host other activities: Music concerts, Literature – book launching and public reading, Workshops, Seminars and Courses

Fees and support: The residency fee is 1,800 euro. The non profit organization Venezia Contemporanea partially sponsors 50% of the residency fee. Residency fee for the artist: 950 Euro for one week. Symbolic fee for extra person per night. This fee is already partly sponsored. The space can host max. two adults and two children.

We assist residential fellows in their efforts to secure funding through external grants by providing official invitation letters.

Grants availability: We are aware of the fact that artists might not be able to afford this expense and need to apply for public art funds. Venezia Contemporanea supports the invited residential fellows in their efforts to secure funding through external grants by providing an invitation letter. If you plan to apply for funds, we recommend starting 8-12 months before your residency begins.

Payment and cancellation policy: If you are not able to attend your residency on the agreed dates and inform us at least six months before the residency, we will offer you alternative dates. Cancel less than three months in advance- VenCon will keep a nonrefundable 50% of the Residency fee for administration expenses. Cancellation in short notice will not be refunded unless another artist is interested in a residency on the same dates.

Application process: No deadline ongoing submissions all year round. We view applications as they come in

Working languages: English/Italian/German

Application by email: info@veneziacontemporanea.com

Contact person: Dovrat Meron

Selection procedure: by committee. Pre-selected candidates will be invited to a video chat.

Please provide us the following info

  1. A links to your work online or your Artistic Portfolio up to 3 MB
  2. The partially sponsored Flexi Residency Program offers an average of two weeks residency, with minimum of one week and maximum of one month. If you wish to stay longer, for research based residency or developing a body of art that justifies a longer stay for artistic development purposes, mention it in your application.
  3. A Brief text of intention max. half A4 about your plans for your time in Venice. If you do not have a concrete plan, what interests you the most in Venice and the lagoon?
  4. We made the experience that artists need between 6-9 Months to secure funds depending on their country of residence. Do you have a fund secure to enable you to cover the partial residency fee? nor need time to secure funds?

From the nearest Venice Marco Polo Airport to Piazzale Roma  (ca. 20-30 min. ride)

From Treviso Airport  to Piazzale Roma – Ca.1 hour by bus.

By bus shuttles from Marco Polo Airport / Treviso: ATVO  https://www.omio.com

Departure is in front of the airport main entrance and leaves every 30 min. You can buy the ticket directly at the bus station. One way costs12 €  – go off at the last station, Venice Piazzale Roma.

By foot from bus station Piazzale Roma (15 min walk): Cross the Calatrava bridge (Ponte  della Costituzione) which is in front of the ticket office and walk straight till you reach the  Ferrovia Santa Lucia train station and follow the instructions below.

By foot from train station Ferrovia Santa Lucia (10 min walk): go out to the main exit, turn  left and follow Lista di Spagna and continue straight at the Campo San Geremia. Right after  the Guglie bridge turn sharp left after 100 m. before Gam Gam restaurant enter the passage  on the right (Sottoportego Ghetto Vecchio) continues straight to the old ghetto. ScalaMata/La Storta are on the right hand side opposite the bakery Nr. 1236 – 1232

By boat: Vaporetto Nr. 51.1 from Piazzale Roma (10 min. ride) go off at the Guglie station.

Public transport – vaporetto water bus in Venice is costly! (9 euro for one ride)  We recommend purchasing a one week pass for 65 Euro. You can buy it online  or once you get to Venice at the newspaper stand just outside the ghetto.

During the Biennale there are combi tickets including an entry ticket to the  Venice Biennale main hub, both Giardini and Arsenale and water bus flat rate.