People and Fellows at the entrance to the British Pavilion
Fellows at the entrance to A Clockwork Jerusalem at the British Pavilion in 2014 ©

Cristiano Corte

Approximately 60 Fellows will be supported with a grant to cover their travel, accommodation and living costs in Venice for one month, which is part funded by participating institutions and the British Council. 

To apply for the Fellowships: 

Applications for 2018 are now closed, to apply for next year:

  1. Find out if your institution is interested in partnering next year
    Ask your institution internally and you can also email us to find out. Please mention your affiliated university or organisation in that email.
  2. If your university or organisation becomes a partner, you should contact your head of school, dean or international office to find out how to apply for the Fellowships
     At the end of 2018, applications will open for the Art Biennale 2019. Please sign up for our newsletters to receive updates.
  3. The selection process
    Candidates are shortlisted via a competitive application process through their institution and then interviewed by the British Council. Successful candidates will be awarded the Fellowship and will attend the induction school to prepare for their trip. 

What our Fellows say

“As an artist whose work involved research around the subject of water, I was thrilled to be awarded the Venice Fellowship. The opportunity to live work and research in Venice was wonderful! It was reassuring to receive training and support from the British Council in relation to my research project both prior to the trip and whilst in Venice. The experience has left a long legacy and continues to contribute to both my academic and professional artistic pursuits. I now feel very confident in explaining exhibitions concepts to international visitors. The Fellowships has enriched my personal research, artistic practice and provided plenty of material for a new body of work. I would thoroughly recommend this opportunity - go on apply!” 

- Fiona Haines, Venice Fellow 2016, artist

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