Every day these people are working to ensure you have the best experience in Venice, Amsterdam and online. We scout the best experts, locations and educational methods all over the world.
  • Alexandra Laqueur
    Managing Director
    Alexandra is a seasoned education professional with experience in academic publishing (Elsevier) and partnership development. She studied at the Free University in Brussels and Columbia University in New York. (Dutch, English and Italian)
  • Maria Nekrassova
    Head Business Development
    Maria has 10+ years of experience in education management. Before joining ECA Maria organized the Venice Design exhibition and spent 3 years as an Associate Director at prestigious IE Business School in Spain. She has Masters in Sociology from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. (Italian, Russian, English and Spanish)
  • Sara Longo
    Programme Coordinator

    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. (French, Italian and English)
  • Alice Janssens
    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. (English, German, Dutch, French)
  • Alan Rogers
    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. (English, Italian)
  • Giulia Conte
    Program manager
    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. (English, Italian, French)