For more than 12 years our team organizes national pavilions and satellite events during the Venice Biennale
You get our list of trusted contacts in Venice, from transportation to rental locations
Access to local experts
Live sessions give you chance to ask questions
Small group allows for open conversation on structure, funding and politics of the Biennale
Still a Venetian experience
Rare photos from the Biennale media team
List of selected Biennale places to attend, hidden gems and best recommendations.
Join the course
"When you see all these incredible Biennale projects (and some of them are just gigantic), you get really inspired. It expands the notion of what you are capable of. And that's where it starts." Danielle Krysa, founder the Jealous Curator blog
Schedule June 12-13
10.00 - 10.30
10.30 - 12.30
From Bellini to the Biennale. Venice as the exhibition backdrop.
Laura Tinti, Senior Art Educator for the Venice Biennale, Professor at the Polimoda Institute in Florence, organizer of collateral events for the Swiss pavilion.
Learn why Venice Biennale has become the epicentre of contemporary art, its current place in the art eco-system and get an introduction to the city's creative scene.
13.30 - 15.30
La Biennale di Venezia: Structure and organization.
Alexandra Laqueur, Managing Director, European Cultural Academy
You learn how to organize national pavilions and how to become a part of the parallel programme and satellite events. Who are the decision-makers, what are the rules and regulations? We review successful examples and case studies.
10:00 – 12:00
Sunday: Organizing art projects in Venice.
Lucia Pedrana, Senior exhibition organizer at European Cultural Centre (national pavilions, collateral and satellire events)
Hands-on presentation followed by a Q&A session that gives you practical insights on funding, logistics, timeline and locations.
13.00 - 15.00
To Biennale or not to Biennale?
Moderated group session
Be a part of the conversation. Discussion session about the most controversial issues around the Venice Biennale.
You get a life-time access to all the materials and recordings so you can watch and listen at your convenience.
Is this course for me?
The course is useful for art professionals as well as art lovers. More than 400 participants from 23 countries joined our courses in the past. 94% rated them at 4.9 out of 5. Read what your colleagues are saying in our Reviews page.
How this course will help me advance my career?
During 2-day intensive you explore the famous exhibition together with insiders and learn the ways to become a part of it. The idea of the programme is to give you a good understanding of the Biennale as organization and give you direct access to the relevant players. Most of the Biennale projects are international, our goal is to help you start your project in Venice from whenever you are now.
What do I need for the course?
All sessions take place online via Zoom. All you need is a phone or a laptop connected to Wi-Fi and desire to discover the art world in Venice.
Why should I join an online course?
2-day intensive is your first step to formalize and shape your ideas if you consider a project in Venice. This intensive prepares you for future biennale visits, it is a perfect introduction to the Venice Biennale Revealed programme on site.
What materials do I get?
ECA shares with you our Biennale kit that includes reading materials with carefully selected literature about the show, recordings of the live sessions, contact and location lists.