Venice Design Biennial Residency - Open call

Venice Design Biennial - Open call

Venice Design Biennial Residency
Vetralia, in collaboration with Venice Design Biennial, is pleased to present its first VDB residency.
The residency, offered to the winner of the selection, will give the designer the opportunity to spend a month in Venice to develop and create a Collectible Design piece in collaboration with the different manufactures that Vetralia will provide.
The program aims at connecting international designers with outstanding artisans, thus developing a strong bond between cutting-edge design research and the traditional craftsmanship of Venice.
At the end of the creative process, the realised piece will be presented in May 2023, together with the opening of the Venice Architecture Biennial, and narrated through the social channels of Vetralia and the Venice Design Biennial.

The call is now open for the second edition of the Venice Design Biennial Residency.
Period of stay: November - December 2022
Production of the work(s): January - April 2023
VDB main group exhibition: May - June 2023

We would be glad to learn about your ideas. Email us at with a CV, a portfolio and your motivation letter to explain why an experience in Venice would make the difference in your design practice.

Deadline for applications: September 19th, 2022
Look forward to hearing from the most talented designers across the globe!

About Venice Design Biennial
Luca Berta and Francesca Giubilei are the founders of the Venice Design Biennial, a permanent forum on design culture, connecting Venice to an international network of design leaders.
Every two years it takes the shape of diffuse design exhibitions in Venice, coinciding with the Architecture Biennale. Launched in 2016, it is divided between a thematic Main Group Exhibition and a series of Collateral Projects at unique locations across one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Along with the exhibitions, the Venice Design Biennial also proposes:
the Talks programme, with international speakers invited to share their visions on design;
the Residency plan, an open call for emerging designers;
the Platform, a curated journal of digital contents aimed at building bridges between design lovers across the globe, and the surprisingly vital community of designers, architects, craftsmen, makers and brands from Venice and its region.
At each edition, unexpected places for design such as historic palazzos, hidden cloisters, private galleries and other intriguing sites plot the cardinal points of the Design Map visitors receive, which offers a new path for discovering design and unique addresses in Venice.