EUROPEAN CULTURAL ACADEMY
You love art, architecture and design. You want to connect with people that move creative ideas forward right now. Experience Venice and the Venice Biennale together with like-minded participants from all over the world. Here, you and your peers are immersed in inspiring environment led by the renowned faculty and industry experts. Gain new skills to create greater impact with your work immediately.

ABOUT US
The Academy organizes short courses in art, design, and architecture. Courses run in parallel with the Venice Biennale and start on various dates from May until November. Each course is a combination of lectures, workshops and guided visits to architecture studios, museums and the Venice Biennale. Courses are aimed to give you exclusive insights and teach you practical skills in a short period of time. All of the courses are in English.

LOCATION
ECA main location is Palazzo Michiel, Strada Nova, 4391, 30121 Campo Santi Apostoli, Venezia. Classes also take place in historic palaces in the heart of Venice: Palazzo Bembo, and Palazzo Mora.
OUR VALUES
Our education approach is based on the following principles:

HONESTY AND TRANSPARENCY
We advocate an honest and constructive approach to education that makes you more confident and understanding, whether it is a leisurely exhibition visit or an important business meeting. We openly discuss artistic, commercial, and networking challenges in the creative industries. Our students deserve to know the true stories behind big exhibitions and projects. We share real cases and teach you practical skills that make an immediate impact on your career

ENGAGING WITH HIGH-QUALITY PEOPLE
The Academy brings together high level practitioners from government, academia, and business sector. Our faculty includes artists, architects designers, curators, gallerist, and scholars that will help you to build the necessary skills and enable you to navigate through such a competitive industry. Having workshops and discussions with them in Venice is a unique experience.

PROVIDING INSIDER'S EXPERIENCE
Venice has an extraordinary concentration of facilities and organizations dedicated to culture. Leveraging our 15-year experience working in this incredible city, we will guide you to its most alluring locations. Classes take place in historic palazzos, students visit palazzos that are closed to the public, private art residences, design, and architecture studios.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
WHO CAN APPLY?
Our participants come from all backgrounds and the course is open to anyone with an interest in the Arts, Architecture, and Culture.

HOW TO APPLY?
This is an open-enrollment non-degree study programme for participants of all ages. Apply online on our website or send your request to study@europeanculturalacademy.eu. Please note that we accept a limited number of students per group, thera are waiting lists for the popular courses.

CERTIFICATES
A certificate is given upon completion of the programme. Selective courses are eligible for ECTS credits, please contact us for more information before the start of the course.

BOOKING DETAILS, FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS

Application deadline: 3 days before the start date. Groups fill up quickly, so the sooner you apply, the better.
Tuition fee: One week €950 Two weeks €1,650
Housing: You can find recommended accomodation options here: https://europeanculturalacademy. com/accommodation

ART PROGRAMMES

VENICE BIENNALE REVEALED - BEHIND THE SCENE EXPERIENCE
May 21 - 25, 2020 | July 20 -24, 2020 | November 24 - 28, 2020

The Venice Biennale is an exceptionally exciting event, the original exhibition on which all other biennials in the world were modelled. The Venice Biennale Revealed 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.

This course affords participants ways for making the Biennale personal, meaningful and unforgettable. It is a structured and inspiring experience.

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CONTEMPORARY ART
July 15 - 25, 2020

The goal of the course is to transform you from a consumer to a maker in the cultural field.

Q&A sessions, lectures and dinners with the makers of the Biennale and its satellite exhibitions will give you insider knowledge of creating art projects.

You will work on a group project dedicated to the Venice Biennale and create a roadmap for your personal creative goals. We will work together on your skills and provide the support and financial advice you need to turn your idea into reality.

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ARCHITECTURE
PROGRAMMES

VENETIAN ARCHITECTURE AND THE HERITAGE OF CARLO SCARPA
July 01 - 13, 2020

The studio will explore the architecture and the art of display of Carlo Scarpa, and their relationship to his native city. How did the palimpsest-like space of Venice inspire Carlo Scarpa? What kinds of architecture and interventions can we re-imagine for Venice and how can these be enriched by in-depth understanding of his projects? How can we interpret the sites he worked with in Venice and other places? What kinds of curation and exhibition can we design following the close interaction of preservation with modernity in Scarpa's work? What kinds of interventions does Venice need today in order to continue its legacy as a historical environment of contemporary curation and exhibition?
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EXHIBITING ARCHITECTURE: CURATION, PRESERVATION AND MASS TOURISM
July 01 - 13, 2020

This intensive summer course asks students to interpret the historical city and the socio-cultural pressures shaping it today by proposing architectural interventions that serve Mass Tourism, Preservation and Curatorial Culture. Students will have the opportunity to witness, appraise, examine, unfold and project explicit or tangential relationships existing between Venice's architecture and urbanism and its pervading 'cultural tourism'. Students should expect to conduct field research at relevant historical sites, museums, archives and the Venice Biennale.

We are interested in interpreting and then designing, for the curatorial cultures of the city's monuments and urban spaces by asking; what does it mean to think of a building as an artefact, a street as an enfilade and a city as an archive?
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TEACHER TRAININGS - ERASMUS+
USING WORKS OF ART IN THE CLASS- ROOM: THEORY AND PRACTICE
April 06 - 10, 2020

This engaging and interactive course gives teachers the opportunity to develop their skills in an international environment with educators from around Europe. Participants will have several workshops to learn and practice various tools that they can use in their classroom immediately. In addition to classes and workshops, the course includes visits to cultural spaces, museums and meetings with cultural educators.

The course is a balanced combination of theory and practice. The final projects vary for primary and secondary teachers and all the participants take away at least 4 lesson plans which they can apply in their classroom. They will create lesson plans using artworks which focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing. These lesson plans can be applied to works of art in their home cities, or teachers can use the Google Arts & Culture online collection for wider reach.
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TEACHING LANGUAGE THROUGH ART
July 27 - August 01, 2020

This interactive course gives language educators the opportunity to develop their language teaching skills in an international environment. Participants will have workshops and brainstorming sessions which focus on using works of art as a tool in language learning classroom. In addition to classes and workshops led by expert facilitators, the course includes visits to cultural spaces and museums, with time to explore and find inspiration.

The course takes place in Venice, Italy. The city is incredibly international with a wide range of cultures represented in the artwork displayed.

The course focuses on giving educators lots of practice in art and language integrated learning. Teachers will walk away from the course with new methodology, 4+ completed lesson plans, and new international connections; tools which can immediately be brought back into their second language classroom.
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CORE TEAM

Every day these people are working to ensure you have the best experience in Venice.

MARIA NEKRASSOVA
Director
Maria is in charge of strategy, programming, and partnerships. Her mission is to help participants build the necessary skills to succeed in the competitive fields of art and architecture.

ALEXANDRA LAQUEUR
Head of Education
Alexandra is responsible for the programme content, groups and marketing. Write or call her if you have any questions about strategic initiatives and curriculum.

SIMONE STUNZ
External Relation Manager & University Collaboration Coordinator
Simone is your first point of contact online and will welcome you in Venice! Write to her if you like to learn more about the Academy or have any practical questions about the courses.

ANNIE HESLINGA
Programme Coordinator
Annie supports the coordination of ECA programmes in addition to applications for Erasmus+ funding. Contact Annie should you wish to know more about Erasmus+ funding opportunities for educators and professionals in the field of education.

SCOTT WOODS
Architecture Programme Coordinator
Scott Woods is an Academic Fellow in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. Scott teaches architecture history and theory, coordinates the first year design studio in the undergraduate school and leads a graduate design studio with a focus on the museum, its curatorial conditions and representations. At ECA Scott coordinates the summer studios.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP TO PLAN YOUR EXPERIENCE IN VENICE NOW
Become an insider in the world of art, design, and architecture. Get new perspectives and advance your career in the creative industries.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY
Visit the course pages to learn more about the programmes and apply.

ANY QUESTIONS?
For further assistance on programmes or admissions, contact Simone Stunz.
study@europeanculturalacademy.eu +39 320 2450 631

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