EUROPEAN CULTURAL ACADEMY
You love art, architecture and design. You want to connect with people that move creative ideas forward right now. Meet online, in Amsterdam or in Venice while experiencing 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 organises short professional development courses in art, architecture and design. 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 locations are NOT your average classroom. Our palace in Venice has a view on Gran Canal. During classes you will be surrounded by astonishing architecture and art.
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.
The second location is in the heart of Amsterdam: Veemkade 262, 1019HD, Amsterdam, Netherlands
OUR VALUES
Our education approach is based on the following principles:

HONESTY AND TRANSPARENCY
We advocate for 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 true stories behind big exhibitions and projects. We share real cases and teach you practical skills that make immediate impact on your career.

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

PROVIDING INSIDER'S EXPERIENCE
Classes take place in historic palazzos, students visit the shows 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 simone@europeanculturalacademy.com. Please note that we accept a limited number of students per group, ther 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
Application deadline: 3 days before the start date. Groups fill up quickly, so the sooner you apply, the better.
Tuition fee: Online €650 One week €950 Two weeks €1,650
ART PROGRAMMES
VENICE BIENNALE REVEALED ONLINE - BEHIND THE SCENE EXPERIENCE
September 15 - 29, 2020, Location: Online
The Venice Biennale is the oldest and most prestigious art and architecture show in the world. 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.
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CONTEMPORARY ART
Sep 7 - 18 (Online) + Oct 20 - 23, 2020 (On-site in Venice), Location: Online + Venice
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.
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COLLECTIVE ART WORKSHOP

September 1 - 14, Location: Venice
European Cultural Academy organises an artistic workshop to create a collective piece of art. We think of it as a collaborative project to build relationships between our alumni and make something beautiful. We welcome artists, curators, architects, designers and creative minds that want to contribute.
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ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMMES


ACCELERATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PAST TO TOMORROW

1. November (Online) + 5. - 16. July 2021 (in Venice)
We mobilize the next generation of advanced scholars and professionals to a cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange, creative solutions in the focus of the architecture. By knowing the past we can design our future.

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EXHIBITING ARCHITECTURE: CURATION, PRESERVATION AND MASS TOURISM
July 1 - 13, 2021, Venice
Join one of the four summer studios that interpret the historical city and the socio-cultural pressures shaping it today. 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.

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TEACHING LANGUAGE THROUGH ART
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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 & University Collaboration Manager
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
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.
simone@europeanculturalacademy.com +39 320 2450 631
Housing: You can find recommended accomodation options here: www.europeanculturalacademy. com/accommodation
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