Dates: May 7-12, August 5-10 or November 18-23, 2019


The course connects you with experts of the art market and allows you to experience the reality behind the Venice Biennale and its parallel events.

You will discover the exhibition in conversations with artists, curators, gallerists and, of course, the Biennale team. It is a structured and inspiring experience.

The May programme takes place during the Opening week. The November programme is scheduled during the final week, making it a special experience at the Biennale. Next to the sessions we will visit the Biennale at Giardini and Arsenale, Personal Structures exhibition and the Peggy Guggenheim collection.

Morning classes take place in historic palazzos located in the centre of Venice. You spend afternoons visiting galleries and design studios, having workshops in the city and getting to know Venice Biennale.

The classes are highly practical and are aimed to give you exclusive insights and teach you practical skills in a short period of time.


Your tutors are people whose responsibility places them at the centre of current creative world. Having workshops and discussions with them in Venice is a unique experience. Our faculty includes artists, architects, designers, curators, gallerists, and scholars from such organizations as ArchDaily, Tate Modern, Oxford University, ArkDesK, Unseen, Talking Galleries and Venice Biennale among others.

Who can apply

The course is designed for creative curious minds. Curators, museum workers and artists, students and art lovers are welcome. On average there are around 11 nationalities per group.


European Cultural Centre Founded in 2002, ECC offers 15 years of experience in art, architecture and design:

  • 4 exhibition palaces in Venice, Italy
  • 250,000+ annual visitors
  • 11 National Pavilions and official Venice Biennale exhibitions
  • 65,000+ Friends of the Foundation
  • Various architecture and art projects in Tokyo, Amsterdam, New York and Venice.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated November 20, 2018
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