Biennale College Teatro: new call for applications for 2022-2023


The new calls for applications of the Biennale College Teatro are online on the La Biennale di Venezia website as of Tuesday 23 November 2021. The calls are part of the project of Artistic Directors Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte (ricci/forte).

A new call is aimed at:

  • 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 2022: Red. The call will be open from 23 November 2021 to 17 January 2022


Two further calls for applications are aimed at Italian directors aged 18-35 and Italian authors aged 18-40.


The international call for applications dedicated to the performance was launched in 2020 for the first time, and now gets to the second edition. After the selection phase, two winners will be selected: they will develop their original outdoor performance in Venice and its environment, in compliance with the concept chosen for the next Biennale Teatro: Red. The development and production phase will have Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte as tutors, and will come to an end with the presentation of the two performances at the Biennale Teatro 2022.

ricci/forte have declared: “Out of the necessity to build a performative gesture in everyday social environments, the theatrical act will settle in vital spaces reaffirming the sense of collectivity that art must bring to the people. We acknowledge the great interest that performative artists raise throughout the world today, so deeply connected as they are with Visual Arts, Music and Dance. La Biennale di Venezia thus considers it important and necessary to invite international artists to deal with a type of scenic writing – such as the site-specific performance – that is particularly suitable for the narrative of contemporary issues”.


Biennale College is a project integrating all the departments of La Biennale di Venezia – Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre – for the promotion of young artists who can work with acknowledged Masters on the production of their original creations.

Biennale College Teatro is realised by La Biennale di Venezia with the support of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali  Direzione Generale dello Spettacolo and the Regione del Veneto.

La Biennale di Venezia 365 days a year

On Tuesday 5 October, during the inaugural week of Expo 2020 Dubai and in the context of the activities of the Italy Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia will present the Forum titled La Biennale di Venezia 365 days a year.
The event will be live streamed on the website and on the Youtube and Facebook channels of the Italy Pavilion from 11 am to 1 pm (9 am – 11 am CEST).


Roberto CicuttoPresident of La Biennale di Venezia
Opening remarks, general overview of the International Centre for Research on the Contemporary Arts, directions and programmes of La Biennale and its Archives.

Debora RossiHead of the Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts (ASAC) of La Biennale di Venezia
Presentation of the Historical Archives, its past and current activities.

Andrea Del MercatoGeneral Manager of La Biennale di Venezia
The renovation programme for the offices: completed projects and work in progress, the new offices of the Historical Archives.

Cecilia AlemaniCurator of the Biennale Arte 2022
The experience of the exhibition The Disquieted Muses. When La Biennale di Venezia Meets History.

Hashim SarkisCurator of the Biennale Architettura 2021
Curating the 17th International Architecture Exhibition and experimenting in the field on the dialogue between the arts.

Tiziana LippielloRector of the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia
The importance of involving institutions of higher learning in the dialogue with the Historical Archives of La Biennale di Venezia.

At the conclusion of the talks, President Roberto Cicutto will invite the UAE Minister of Culture H.E. Noura Al Kaabi to speak.