The British Pavilion
The British Pavilion, 2001 ©

John Riddy

The Venice Fellowships Programme is a unique opportunity for creative individuals, students, researchers, artists and professionals at the early stages of their career to be part of the world’s most important art and architecture biennales.

In collaboration with these universities and arts organisations across the UK, the British Council is offering students and graduates the chance to spend a month in Venice conducting independent research, and stewarding and mediating the British Pavilion exhibition. 

We are currently inviting applications from prospective partners from:

  • UK Arts, Architecture and Humanities Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) or Schools/Departments
  • UK community-based Arts, Crafts, Design, Architecture, Cultural or Creative Organisations who work with/for young people, especially from socio-economic disadvantaged groups and backgrounds, and/or minorities groups, such as: ethnicity (ethnic minority), race (racial minority), religion (religious minority), sexual orientation (sexual minority), or disability.

If your institution or organisation is interested in becoming a partner for the 2023 Venice Fellowships Programme – Architecture Biennale, please complete and submit the online form linked below.

Download the help guide for applicants at the bottom of this page.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 25 August 2022, 23:59 BST

Apply now