VENICE BIENNALE REVEALED -
BEHIND THE SCENES EXPERIENCE
Join us in Venice at the very special time - during the world famous Venice Biennale! Explore the famous exhibition together with international experts and learn the ways to become a part of it.
ABOUT THE COURSE
The Venice Biennale is the oldest and most prestigious art and architecture show in the world. Our course allows you to explore this large and complex event in the right way: through meeting the organisers and artists and having intimate conversations with experts and curators.

It is a structured and inspiring experience.
AVAILABILITY 2021: places still available

DATES: Oct 18-22, 2021

TUITION FEE: 1150 EUR

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3 days before the start date

LANGUAGE:
English

DURATION: 5 days/ 38 hours

LOCATION: Venice

CALL OR WHATSAPP US:
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
simone@europeanculturalacademy.com
ABOUT THE COURSE
The Venice Biennale is the oldest and most prestigious art and architecture show in the world. This course allows you to explore this large and complex event in the right way: through meeting the organisers and artists and having intimate conversations with experts and curators.

It is a structured and inspiring experience.
AVAILABILITY 2021: places still available
DATES: Oct 18-22, 2021

TUITION FEE: 1150 EUR

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3 days before the start date

LANGUAGE:
English

DURATION: 5 days/ 38 hours

LOCATION: Venice

CALL OR WHATSAPP US:
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
study@europeanculturalacademy.com
WHY JOIN
Insider's knowledge
ECA will share with you 12 years of experience of organizing national pavilions, collateral and satellite events in Venice
  • you get lists of names and emails with trusted contacts in Venice, from transportation to catalogue printing and venues
  • case studies and open conversations give you insights on structure, funding and politics of the Biennale.
  • engaging study of best projects provides infinite source of inspiration

Special locations
Together with curators and artists you are invited to preview parties and see the shows before anyone else.
Venetian experience
You will start mornings with an Italian coffee and on the balcony of a historic Venetian palace, we will take a beautiful boat ride and discover city's hidden gems.

You get invitations to three preview parties at the Venetian palaces (Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Bembo on Gran Canal and the Giardini Marinaressa next to the Biennale Gardens).
WHO CAN JOIN
Venice Biennale Revealed is perfect for curious creative minds, architects and artsts, independent curators and collectors. Art and architecture lovers and students looking for inspiration and knowledge are also welcome. No prior experience is required. On average there are around 11 nationalities per group.
REVIEWS
More than 400 people attended our courses already. Many returned twice and thrice. Read why.
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
The networks I was able to create during last summer's course at the European Cultural Academy have enabled me to put together my first exhibition in Amsterdam, just as much as the exhibitions I viewed and all the knowledge I gained in Venice have.
Andreas Mittermayr
Artist
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
REVIEWS
More than 400 people attended our courses already. Many returned twice and thrice. Read why.
Is this course for me?
The course was developed for art professionals but also attracts art lovers wishing to learn more about the Biennale. This course is for you is you are looking for inspiration and insights on the art market.
How this course will help me advance my career?
Together we 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 deep 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 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 Venice Biennale Revealed.
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.
FORMER AND PRESENT LECTURERS
Our lectures are insiders. You might not know their names but they are the ones who organise, study, manage, create and make things happen.
Laura Tinti
Professor of Visual Art & Fashion at the Polimoda Institute for Fashion Design in Florence. Previously worked at the Biennale Educational Team.
Venice Biennale Education team