european cultural academy : venice june 2018!

Oh my goodness, one month from today I will be in Venice Italy, about to kick off the first day of the Contemporary Art Course at the European Cultural Centre! There are a handful of spots left, so if you’ve been thinking about it {especially anyone in Europe who can just hop on a train to get there} now is your chance!

Last year I went during the Art Biennale, but I’m so excited to experience the Architecture Biennale this time. Are you assuming it’s just a bunch of models of buildings? That’s what I thought too, but that is not the case at all. Here’s proof from past years:

Stunning! And FYI that bottom most image will be our classroom {Palazzo Mora}. One of the instructors last year was architect, James Taylor-Foster {co-curator of the 2017 Nordic Pavilion} who explained what the Architecture Biennale is truly all about… and it took my breath away. Conceptual / Aspirational thoughts about our planet, the environment, design, community, and how people live together in this crazy world of ours. So much of this inspiration can be applied to the way you think about your artwork … also, we’ll be in Venice!

Here is a peek at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, and the Murano School of Glass, Abatte Scuola di Vetro … both of which we’ll be visiting during the week:

… and Murano:

Ahhh! I’m so excited!!! Now, I’m a planner so I like to know exactly what I’ll be doing every moment of every day, so I thought I’d share the schedule with you:

ps. the team at the ECA have offered a special something to Jealous Curator readers: a promo-code for €100 off of the tuition! Enter BIENNALE2018 when you apply online.


Morning: Meeting with curator of Time-Space-Existence, Palazzo Mora.

Afternoon: Visit to Peggy Guggenheim museum.


Morning: Design in Venice, curatorial point of view and case study (lecture).

Afternoon: Visit to Murano School of Glass, Abatte Scuola di Vetro.


Morning: Finding your way in creative industry (THIS IS MY CLASS!)
Afternoon: Galleries. The changing business model. (lecture and visit to a gallery)


Morning: Exhibition planning: from idea to reality (lecture).
Afternoon: Visit to Venice Design exhibition, private tour with curators.


Morning: Venice Biennale: history and organization (lecture).
Afternoon: How to develop successful personal projects in art industry (workshop) (ME AGAIN)
Evening: Certificate ceremony and prosecco. Boat tour around Venice.


Optional visit to the Biennale or pre-selected collateral events.


Right!? It’s going to be AMAZING!  Gallery visits, private behind-the-scene tours with curators, boat rides around Venice, pasta / gelato / coffee / and a lot of Prosecco! If it’s good enough for Audrey and Salvador, it’s good enough for me! Hope to see you there ~ Danielle

comments (2)

  1. Maria /// 05.11.2018 /// 5:20am

    Yaaaaay! Dreamy Venice!

  2. Sabine S. from Germany /// 05.11.2018 /// 7:50am

    Cool program at a beuatiful place!
    Have fun. And don´t forget to show us some pics 😉
    many ♡ ly greetings sent by
    Sabine from WO(rms) in Germany