VENICE BIENNALE REVEALED -
BEHIND THE SCENE EXPERIENCE
A special course taking place during the opening and finissage of the Venice Biennale 2019. As artnet.com puts it: "The 2019 edition of the art-world Olympics promises, as usual, to be the international art event of the year. Artistic director Ralph Rugoff's central exhibition is based around the phrase "May You Live in Interesting Times" and is expected to address the weighty issue of fake news—with a healthy dose of Rugoff's trademark humor." It is "the biggest, splashiest, and the most anticipated" art event in 2019.

The course takes you behind the scenes of the Venice Biennale providing exclusive insights into the most interesting art event of the year. The programme allows you to experience the Biennale the right way: through meeting the organisers and artists, intimate conversations with participants, and curators. You will understand Biennale's key stakeholders and explore your possible projects in it. You will visit the main venues, most important collateral events and preview parties. It is a structured and inspiring
experience.
AVAILABILITY: PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

DATES: May 7-12 or November 18-23, 2019

DURATION: One week

TUITION FEE:
950 EURO

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
May 5 (Opening week programme) and November 15 (Finissage programme)

LANGUAGE:
English

SCHEDULE:
Download full schedule here

LOCATION:
Palazzo Rossini, 4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venice

CALL OR WHATSAPP US:
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
study@europeanculturalacademy.eu
HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT
CREATIVE SPIRIT
ECA creates a space that celebrates and nurtures creative ambition. Here you and your peers from around the world are immersed in a collaborative, creative and inspiring environment.
INSIDER KNOWLEDGE
The course starts in Venice a few days before the official opening so you can observe the setup and see Venetian palaces before they open to public, have site visits and attend lectures with our renowned guest speakers. It will be a useful and insightful experience for newcomers and art world professionals alike. You will learn best practices and discuss the rise of the biennales worldwide.
INSIGHTS
We advocate for honest and constructive approach to education. We openly discuss artistic, commercial and networking challenges in the industry. Our lecturers share real cases and numbers behind their projects.
PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
As one regular attendee puts it: "Everybody comes to the Venice Biennale – if it is good – I am happy, if it is bad – hey, it is still Venice." The opening and final week of the Biennale attract the art world to Venice. The programme is an excellent way to join the community. ECA and its international alumni network will support your after the course as well.
Furthermore, you can be among the first ones to experience this year exhibition where more than 70 countries present their most pertinent art. The opening and final week of the Biennale attracts the art world to Venice. The programme is an excellent way to join the community.
PARTICIPANT PROFILE
WHO CAN JOIN?
The course welcomes professionals from international cultural organizations, museum workers, independent curators and artists. Art lovers and students looking for inspiration and knowledge are also welcome. On average there are around 11 nationalities per group.
TESTIMONIALS
Read alumni stories and course reviews. ECA alumni network is a powerful, inspiring community.
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
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