CONTEMPORARY ART
Practical course from the industry insiders during Venice Biennale
Contemporary Art
Practical course during Venice Biennale
Programs
CONTEMPORARY ART: ART BREAK IN ITALY
March 5 - 10

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. You spend afternoons visiting galleries and artist studios.
Subjects: European Art History: 1850–1950; European Art movements: 1950s until today; Art as Identity, Venice, Europe; Cultural Institutions today; Art writing/criticism; Curatorial practicies; Exhibition creation and development; Art market. Future of the art works after the exhibition.
Visits: Peggy Guggenheim museum; Fondazione Prada; Meeting artists at the residency; Visits to exhibition set up at Palazzo Mora; Boat tour to Murano to visit the glass studio.

CONTEMPORARY ART
June 11-16
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, Biennale included.
Subjects: Contemporary curatorial practices; Curatorial history of Venice Art Biennale; Organisation of large scale exhibition, curatorial practices; Art and Money. Budget and finance: from idea to reality; Art market. Future of the art works after the exhibition.
Visits: Peggy Guggenheim museum; Guided visit to Venice Biennale; Tour by curator of Venice Design exhibition; Fondazione Prada; Meeting artists at the residency.

VENICE BIENNALE
May 22-27 | June 18-23 | July 16-21 | August 13-18 | November 12-17
This week will get to grips with the Venice Biennale. Large in scale and, for that reason, often times intimidating, tours and reflections by experts and practitioners will allow us to take the time to really see and understand the Biennale: it's history, contemporary position on the world stage, it's unique model of exhibiting, and why it's considered to be so important.
Subjects: A history of the Biennale; Case study: Organising national pavilion and collateral event; PR & Communication for exhibitions; Personal experience: meeting with curator.
Visits: Multiple guided visits to National Participations; Central Pavilion and pre-selected collateral events are the key part of the course.

DESIGN: THE WORLD AROUND US

June 25-30 | July 23-28 | August 20-25
This week will focus on understanding the role of design in relation to the built environment. In order to do this, it will examine design as a broad topic: design as field impacts all of us – at every moment of the day and across multiple scales. By exploring its relationship to architecture and urbanism, we will aim to reveal its enduring relevance. The week includes visits to Fondazione Querini Stampalia , Olivetti Showroom, Ottica Urbani and La Partigiana.
Subjects: Contemporary curatorial practices; Design and Publishing; Design of the human; The craft of glass; The world of copies; Infrustructure and design; Design and Technology.
Visits: The Olivetti Showroom; Fondaco dei Tedeschi; Querini Stampalia; Tour by curator of Venice Design show; Boat tour to Murano to visit the glass studio.
Who can apply?
Our participants come from all backgrounds and the course is open for anyone with an interest in Arts, Design 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.
How to apply?
Enrol by applying online. Please mind that only 20 people per group will be accepted.
Booking details and fees
Application deadline: 10 days before the start date. Groups fill up quickly, the sooner you apply, the better.
Tuition: €950/week, €1900/ 2weeks, €2850/ 3 weeks
Housing: available at extra cost
Location: Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Rossini, Biennale premises
Schedule
Classes start at 9.30 and finish at 17.00. Morning classes take place in historic palazzos located in the center of Venice. Each program includes workshops with curators, artists or architects. You spend afternoons visiting museums, residences and the Venice Biennale, the most prestigious art and architecture event in the world.
FAQ
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Meet your classroom
Morning classes take place in historic Venetian palazzos - Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Rossini. Take a virtual tour to see these astonishing buildings.
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, Biennale included.

Rene Rietmeyer, program curator
Rietmeyer is president of the European Cultural Centre and artist mostly known for his own art form of the "Boxes", stimulated by American minimal art and the so-called new abstraction. He has organized events with artists such as Yoko Ono, Lawrence Weiner, Hermann Nitsch, Marina Abramovic and Mike Parr.
OUR LECTURERS
Our lecturers come from the leading world institutions and are passionate about creativity, innovation and personal connections.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY...
The opportunity to learn on the "behind the scenes" of the Venice Biennale was invaluable.The Academy nurtured in me the will to pursue a professional experience within the Biennale one day. We studied in the environment full of warmth and joy. It could not have been better!
Maria Teresa Tavares
Arts and Cultural Management student,
University of Melbourne
The dynamic relationships and idea exchanges with fellow students is so valuable. The course gave me sense of validation and calm regarding the direction of my career and personal path through the world of art and culture.

Jocelyn Burke
Art lover
Professionals shared the secrets of the trade in an personal setting and we were challenged to try ourselves in a group exercise. The program also includes a visit to the Biennale, to local workshops, which makes the week intense, but also fun and very rewarding.

Hisham Tawfeeqi
Architect
ECA is an awesome experience for the beginners and professionals likewise. Beginners can get first-hand insights into the industry of visual arts premium events, and professionals get access to a wide network and can position their work in a global context.
Lana Pavlovic Aleksic
Curator
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