The European Cultural Academy was created by the European Cultural Centre with the wish to unite creative communities, increase visibility, build connections and make a lasting impact on participants career. 

The Academy organises short 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 at giving you exclusive insights and teaching you practical skills in a short period of time.

The aim of the European Cultural Academy is to enhance knowledge and advance your career in Art, Architecture and other Creative Industries. For more than a decade we have helped creative communities to increase visibility, build connections and make a lasting impact on their careers. In our courses, we share our insights as organisers of international exhibitions and Biennale Pavilions, Performance Art Week, Design Prize and Architecture Awards as a well as symposia, conferences and residencies. Our faculty includes artists, designers, curators, gallerists, architects and scholars that will help you to build necessary skills and enable you to navigate through an opaque and very competitive industry.

Our Lecturers
Our lecturers come from the leading world institutions and are passionate about creativity, innovation and personal connections.

Our approach
The Academy was created with the wish to unite creative communities, increase visibility, build connections and make a lasting impact on participants career. The following organizations trusted us with their collaborations: British Council, Guangzhou Design Week, Architecture Focus, University of Melbourne, TEDx and many more. The Academy is also official part of the Biennale Sessions. The Academy is happy to announce its Summer Schools in Art and Architecture held during the Venice Biennale 2019. These international programmes take place in Venice, perhaps the greatest art and urban environment that the world has ever seen.

Our education approach is based on the following principles:

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.

The 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 in Venice is a unique experience.

Venice has an extraordinary concentration of facilities and organisations dedicated to culture. Leveraging our 15- year experience of working in this incredible city, we will guide you to its most alluring locations. Classes take place in historic palazzos, students visit palazzos that are closed to the public, private art residences, design and architecture studios.