European Cultural Academy
Enhance knowledge and advance your career in Art, Design, Photography and other creative industries.
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European Cultural Centre

Founded in 2002, ECC offers 15 years of experience in art, architecture and design:

4 exhibition palaces in Venice, Italy
250,000+ annual visitors
200 creative participants from 38 countries annually
11 National Pavilions and official Venice Biennale exhibitions
65,000+ Friends of the Foundation
24 universities as participants and partners
Gain practical skills in the heart of the art world
Enhance knowledge and advance your career in Art, Design and other creative industries. Morning classes take place in historic palazzos located in the centre of Venice. Topics include European Art History; Art, Architecture and Venice; Art and Business, European Fashion, Art criticism, Exhibition creation. You spend afternoons visiting galleries, artist studios and Venice Biennale known as The Art World's Olympics.
Course dates 2017
Enrolment for the Venice Biennale week in November 13-19 is now open.
Who can apply
Our participants come from all backgrounds and the course is open for anyone with an interest in Arts, Architecture and Culture. Students are awarded a certificate upon successful completion.
N.B. ECA is a non-credit, non-degree professional program. University students will only get credits if their university has a partnership with ECA.
The tuition fee for one week is EUR 950. The fee includes tuition, all course materials, passes to all museums. The fee does not include airline tickets, visa or accommodation.
Accommodation available at extra fee.
Three different week-long modules. Each week has a specific focus and can also be booked single.
November course is a one-week course dedicated to the Venice Biennale.

Week 1. Contemporary Art
Academics, researchers and other experts from the art world present different perspectives and critical contemporary issues that confront professionals today. In addition, we visit relevant exhibitions and cultural institutions in Venice.
Week 2. Venice Biennale
Get to know how national pavilions and collateral events are created as part of Venice Biennale. From the first thought until the actual building of an exhibition. You will learn the challenges that participants and curators face and what impact the participation might have on your career. Extensive Venice Biennale visits are included in this week.
Week 3. Art Practices
Being it an exhibition project, a publication or another cultural event, with the support of our team you prepare a project and have an opportunity to present it to a wider audience.
Get a detailed overview of our classes and visits
Meet our lecturers
LluciĆ  Homs
Curator, former vice-president of the Union of Spanish Associations of Art Galleries. Founder of Talking Galleries, a platform for gallerists and art professionals to discuss new trends and issues in the art gallery sector.
Lucia Pedrana
Senior event organiser at the Global Art Affairs Foundation. former press officer for national pavilions at the Venice Biennale.
James Taylor-Foster
Writer, curator and architectural designer. European editor at large of ArchDaily, the architecture platform, and LOBBY Magazine. Co-curated the Nordic Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale.
Danielle Krysa
Writer behind the contemporary art website the Jealous Curator, author of numerous books on contemporary art. Has been featured by Oprah Magazine/, Brain Pickings, Flow Magazine, and Glamour Paris.
Register now to secure your place

Apply by leaving your email here. We will invite you for an interview.
Applicants with artistic background!
Please send a link to your portfolio at email below. A maximum of 20 participants will be accepted.
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