CONTEMPORARY ART COURSE -
FRAMEWORK TO DEVELOP AND REFINE YOUR IDEAS
Most of our participants already have the skills and experience to realise an art project. ECA's mission is to elevate your project to a whole new level by giving you a framework, insider's knowledge and access to experts that share their feedback and resources.


CONTEMPORARY ART COURSE -
FRAMEWORK TO DEVELOP AND REFINE YOUR IDEAS
Most of our participants already have the skills and experience to realise an art project. ECA's mission is to elevate your project to a whole new level by giving you a framework, insider's knowledge and access to experts that share their feedback and resources.
ABOUT THE COURSE
It is probably the most unusual art education that you ever going to have. It makes you revise your place in the contemporary art paradigm, analyse your beliefs and get involved in projects that triple your level of ambition.

It is a useful exercise for any creative who wants to grow, dream and do.
FORMAT: 2 weeks in Venice, Italy

DATES: Nov 1-12, 2021

COURS
E FEE: 1980 EUR

ENROL BEFORE: One week before the course start date

LANGUAGE:
English

LOCATION: Palazzo Michiel, Strada Nova, 4391, 30121 Campo Santi Apostoli, Venezia

CALL OR WHATSAPP US:
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
study@europeanculturalacademy.com
It is probably the most unusual art education that you ever going to have. It makes you revise your place in the contemporary art paradigm, analyse your beliefs and get involved in projects that double your level of ambition.

It is a useful exercise for any creative who wants to grow, dream and do.
FORMAT: 2 weeks in Venice, Italy

DATES: Nov 1-12, 2021

COURSE FEE: 1980 EUR

ENROL BEFORE: One week before the course start date

LANGUAGE: English

LOCATION: Palazzo Michiel, Strada Nova, 4391, 30121 Campo Santi Apostoli, Venezia

CALL OR WHATSAPP US:
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
study@europeanculturalacademy.com
WHY JOIN?
Create meaningful projects
Together we work on your ideation, concepts and planning. As a result you will get a step-by-step plan to realize your dream project in 2021. All without interrupting your career.
Have an insider experience
For more than 12 years we organise insider's experiences that leave a mark on our participants. You get to meet best experts in Venice, we bring you to locations that are closed to public.

Last year participants had a private tour at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, got a off-the-record talk from the director of the Bel Air Fine Art gallery, representing Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst in Venice.
Build professional network
We developed an educational framework that allows participants to build long-lasting professional relationships leading to projects and friendships.
"When you come to Venice and see all these incredible art 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, artist, writer behind the The Jealous Curator blog
Click to learn about the previous programme in Venice
COURSE STRUCTURE
WEEK 1
I. How to create strong artistic concepts
II. Adjusting the projects to the environment
III. Q&A with the exhibition organizers in Venice

WEEK 2

IV. Your inner critic is a jerk - how to cope with creative blocks
V. Private consultations and feedback
VI. Setup of the exhibition in Venice
VII. Various ways to fund your project
FAQ
Is this course for me?
This course is for curious, ambitious minds that love art and are willing to explore the art industry with us. Our participants come from all backgrounds and experiences. Artists, curators, art lovers from other industries are welcome to join.
How this course will help me advance my career?
The goal of this programme is to help you create meaningful and successful art projects from wherever you are. The course gives you a clear understanding of what should be your next big step for advancing your creative career.
On practical level, you will get a roadmap that includes timeline, budget and other important details.
We connect you with our experts and cultural organizations if we feel it helps you to reach new level.
You will exchange experiences with your peers which is the best way to network.
What is the schedule?
The course is a balanced combination of lectures, Q&As, visits to galleries, museums and biennale locations. You will start at 10.00 and finish around 15.00. Usually participants have drinks and other social activities in the evening.
What does my course fee include?
The fee includes the following:

  • Classes and tuition
  • Study files / materials
  • Tickets to museums and exhibitions that are part of the schedule
  • European Cultural Centre exhibition catalogue
  • Welcome coffee, beverages and snacks during the classes
  • Goodie bag with a map of Venice, notebook and a pen
  • Personalised graduation certificate
  • One hour ride on the luxury boat around Venice.
Accommodation and meals are not included. For your convenience we offer a list of recommended hotels and restaurants.
Visa requests
If you need to apply for a visa to attend a course at ECA we will support you with an official invitation letter. In order to receive the official invitation letter you need to register and pay the tuition fee. You will need to apply for the Schengen tourist visa independently. Please contact your local consulate or visa agency to inquire about required documents and appointments. We recommend to apply early for our courses, to ensure sufficient time to process your visa.
Please note, If your visa does not get granted, we will withhold 100 Euros administration fee. We can only issues the official invitation letter, after we have received the payment.
What are my payment options?
We use the most advanced payment security systems. Pay by credit card, Paypal or bank transfer. Go to the payment page and select Contemporary Art.
COVID-19 Update
ECA is closely monitoring the news and government actions in connection to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and best interest of our students has always been our priority.

We plan to hold all courses in 2021 face-to-face. During the courses ECA follows strict safety regulations suggested by Italian and Dutch governments. Our last art course was held in October 2020 and was safe for all the participants.

In case of COVID-19 related restrictions we will postpone the course to a later date. You will be able to transfer your participation free of charge to any course in 2021-2022 or you will receive a 100% refund. ECA will only withhold an administration fee of 35 euro..

We are looking forward to seeing you in Venice and share our love and knowledge in art and creativity. We stay at your disposal for application questions.
Course Brochure
Leave your email and phone number to get the brochure.
We support you in your creative path - every step of the way