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European Cultural Academy

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. 

Short Courses

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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.

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 activities include hosting creative professionals in residence, providing research assistance to all artistic disciplines, organising art events, exhibitions, publications, training, lectures, public debates and symposiums for various fields of thought. 


Housing services

Venice offers a wide range of hotels, hostels and apartments. You have several options when attending a course at ECA.  Our strong recommendation would be to stay near to Rialto Bridge area - this is where morning classes take place.

Medical services

If you need medical treatment, you can visit a general practitioner. You will have to make an appointment by telephone to consult the doctor at his or her practice. ECA staff can provide you with the necessary contacts.

Student Life

Campus life

Classes take place in historic palazzos, students visit palazzos that are closed to the public, private art residences, design and architecture studios.



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