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.
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.
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: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 237, 1012DL, Amsterdam
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.
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 email@example.com. Please note that we accept a limited number of students per group, ther are waiting lists for the popular courses.
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
VENICE BIENNALE REVEALED ONLINE - BEHIND THE SCENE EXPERIENCE
Apr 21-25, 2022 (Preview week) and Nov 10-13, 2022
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.
Aug 8-19, 2022
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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SUSTAINABLE, HEALTHY CITIES: (RE)-BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Monday 27th June - Friday 8th July, 2022
This 12-day programme will ask students to explore the potential to learn from the past, as well as from present technologies and practice, in order to design healthier cities for the future; and to retro-fit today's urban spaces to cater for new challenges that may evolve.
The course is organised in collaboration with Dr David Howard (Kellogg College Oxford), Dr Matthew Hardy (The Prince's Foundation) and the Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation.
VENETIAN ARCHITECTURE AND THE HERITAGE OF CARLO SCARPA
In collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture
1st - 12th August, 2022
The studio focuses on the work of the most enigmatic and famous Venetian architect - Carlo Scarpa, and his heritage in Venice.
Designing for an Architectural Brand + Personal Construct Psychology Model
In collaboration with the United Arab Emirates University
1 - 12 August, 2022
This course aims at introducing students to Brand Design Strategy, and Personal Construct Psychology Model (PCP Model) in the architectural design studio. Through interpreting the local societal inherent and brand images of the city of Venice, students will have the opportunity to explore the local environment and its heritage architecture.
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.
Every day these people are working to ensure you have the best experience in Venice.
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.
Born in Italy, Sara grew up in the US, then in France, where she graduated in Art History (PhD-Sorbonne). She lives for visual arts and music, and for the past ten years she worked as art history teacher, translator and also as a jazz singer all over Europe. She now spends most of her time in Venice where she runs courses for educators.
External Relations & University Collaborations Manager
Alice is a cultural economist with a profound interest in architecture and a background in research and teaching on the cultural industries. While finishing her PhD, she is in charge of university partnerships at ECA, building from her work in Erasmus+ and HERA Grant funded university consortium programmes.
University Collaborations Manager
Alan is a visual artist, arts educator and cultural events director with a lifelong interest in architecture. His background includes participation and management of international artist's residencies and teaching at several universities on arts education. Now resident in Venice, he is in charge of university partnerships at ECA, building from his work in multi-agency collaborations as Executive Director of the b-side festival and Arts Development Officer for the Maritime Mix Cultural Olympiad at the London 2012 Sailing Events.
Giulia graduated in Music and Film studies in Turin. She then lived 3 years in France, studying Jazz music at Paris Conservatoire, then moved to Venice to obtain a Master in Creative Development and Management of cultural events at Ca' Foscari Challenge School University. Since 2015, she has been working in Italy as a communication and production assistant in arts, music and cinema festivals. At ECA she is responsible for organizing 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.
For further assistance on programmes or admissions:
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