Participation is open to emerging independent designers and established brands alike, as well as museums, universities and galleries. There are three ways to participate in the Venice Design Biennial, depending on who you are and what you want to show.

The Main Group Exhibition follows a strong curatorial approach, with a different theme for each edition, characterized by the interaction of emerging and established designers and brands. 
The title for 2021 is Design As Self Portrait.

Applications are open. To submit your project or for any other kind of information, please contact: info@venicedesignbiennial.org

 

Collateral Projects are exhibitions presented in independent spaces across Venice, following autonomous curatorial concepts. They are part of the Venice Design Biennial programme and promoted through our official channels and press activities.

Applications are open. To submit your project or for any other kind of information, please contact: info@venicedesignbiennial.org

 

The VDB Residency brings a designer in Venice for one month to collaborate with local traditional craftsmen, aiming to create a strong bond between cutting-edge design and the city. The winner of the Residency for 2021 has already been selected. The next selection process will start in October 2021.

Applications are currently closed.