Cultural initiatives and innovative student projects

Cultural and leisure initiatives proposed by students

The University of Padua promotes students’ activities and their free forms of association that contribute to making study more profitable and to improving the quality of university life.

The initiatives for which funding may be requested concern one or more of the following types:

1. Conferences and seminars;
2. exhibitions;
3. film festivals;
4. theatrical activities, artistic performances;
5. live music concerts including related preparatory workshops;
6. publishing initiatives, student magazines and newspapers;
7. sports initiatives;
8. festivals, i.e. initiatives including at least three of the above types.

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  Midsummer – Calendimaggio: call for students, actors, perfomers and musicians

Bottega Hospites, a university project for the theory and practice of the arts, is seeking young people with whom to undertake a course of exercise and research that will bring a contemporary theater dramaturgy to Padua.

Workshop sessions: May 6-15, June 2-12, September 8-18 2022
Submission of applications until April 13 2022

The call for participants is open to students, young actors, performers and musicians. The study path will alternate workshop practices (body, movement, voice, speech) and moments of theoretical investigation.

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  Soundpainting Orchestra

Soundpainting is a method of instant composition created in the 80s and developed by New York composer Walter Thompson. It is a language composed of 1500 gestures, through which the conductor (or soundpainter) indicates to an ensemble composed of musicians, dancers, actors, poets, etc. ..., to perform a certain type of action.

The first soundpainting orchestra in Italy was born in 2018 in Padua with Teatro Believe and then expanded thanks to a university project with the University of Padua.
The new edition includes 4 days of intensive training and a final show in the prestigious Sala dei Giganti.
If you sing, dance, play an instrument, act, and want to be part of a college art project, become part of the Believe Soundpainting Orchestra.
Send your application to with your CV; describe any experience you have had and specify your artistic interests. You must be a student at the University of Padua to participate. 
Participation is free of charge.


April 9, 10, 30, 2022 - training
May 21, 22, 2022 - training
May 22 evening - performance


Innovative student projects aimed at improving education

To improve the quality of didactics, the University evaluates the proposals by verifying the design capacity, the development of an innovative didactic experience, encouraging tools that favour learning processes through the use of new technologies. The evaluation criterion is the development of original ideas, the connection between possible subject areas and the degree of involvement of students. Funding is allocated to the department to which the teacher responsible for and guaranteeing the project refers.

Students wishing to apply, having checked the availability and participation of the reference teacher, may submit their application by 30 November 2021 by completing the online procedure.

Online application form